I finished my last book of 2013 at about 4pm New Years Eve - PLENTY of time! So now I can take a look at my reading statistics for the year. One very important thing to point out is that I took TWO literature classes this calendar year - Children's Lit and Young Adult Lit. I read a lot of books between these two classes, and I liked a lot of them. While I have always enjoyed YA books, I definitely feel more open to them. I expect I will continue to read them regularly.... as well as Children's and Middle Grade books. After all, I work in the Children's Room at the library - I need to know what I'm talking about so I can recommend the right books to the right readers! But this reading trend for me has affected other interests, and I'm afraid I may be a little behind in my Classics Club Reading. Let's see what the numbers say though, shall we?
According to GoodReads, I read 209 books which translates to 34,991 pages in 2013.
4/12 plus 1 DNF
I officially expanded my Classics Club list to an "even" 100 titles to read (and trust me, I'm always finding more I'd like to add - but I am finally showing restraint).
Currently Read: 19 of first 50 titles
This means I read 8 titles off my list this year, which really isn't so bad at all.
Perpetual Challenge; 1,001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
I have currently read 71 books from the list, which means that I read a measly 5 books this year. Need to work on that I think. Though I have doubled my total over the past 3 years, so there is that.
So there we have it... I guess I'm not doing as poorly on my long term goals as I thought! That is a happy surprise! I hope that you are similarly pleased with your reading this year. Now, on to some great reads in 2014!
Happy New Year!