It’s that time of the year again, time to look back at my reading and see which books have made my favorites list. So here it goes:
My favorites of 2013 were:
Fiction: The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison, The Unseen by Katherine Webb, Dracula by Bram Stoker and Good Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum.
Mystery: The Black House by Peter May, Dante’s Wood by Lynne Raimondo, and Total Chaos by Jean-Claude Izzo.
YA: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Lowell
Total books read in 2013: 53
Books by women: 32
Books by men: 16
Books by several authors: 5
Young Adult: 1
Graphic Novel: 1
Poetry Collection: 3
Books in translation: 9 (Danish, Finnish, French, German, Spanish, and Swedish)
Books from the library: 10
Kindle reads: 13
Challenges participated in: 4
Challenges completed: 2
While my total books read was lower than other years I am happy to see I did manage to incorporate some poetry books, books in translation and I even got in one classic. As always I wish there was more variety but there’s always next year right?
As far as my readolutions go, I am joining several challenges in 2014. There are authors who’ve been on my list to try for several years and I still keep putting their books back on the shelves so maybe this will be the year (some authors that come to mind are Nadine Gordimer, Jane Gardam, and Italo Calvino). As always I’m hopeful of reading more classics, more non-fiction and more poetry.
Most importantly, wherever my reading takes me I just hope to thoroughly enjoy it!
Thank you friends for sharing your reading life. I look forward to a lot of book talk with you in the New Year. May this year be filled with much health and happiness for you!