Favorites & Year In Review

My blogging may have been very sporadic this year but there is no way I’m missing out on a end of year post like this because I like to see what my reading year was like and I know I love to see what yours was like as well. So here it goes:

My favorites of 2012 were:
Fiction: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston, Company Of Liars by Karen Maitland.

Mystery: The Burning by Jane Casey, In the Shadow Of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff, Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris.

The numbers:
Total books read in 2012: 62
Books by women: 59
Books by men: 3
Fiction: 16
Mystery: 29
Young Adult: 2
Romance: 15
Books in translation: 3 (Swedish and Icelandic)
Books from the library: 24
Kindle reads: 16

Only 3 books by men? I know I tend to read more women authors but this may be a first. I did read a few more books than last year so that’s good but overall my reading this year was very odd. I went months without reading any general fiction and I found myself reading romance novels? Is this me? Nothing wrong with reading love stories but that’s not the usual for me. I attribute a lot of my reading choices this year to just wanting easy books. I had a very stressful job and due to some other pressing things I just wanted “light” reading.

So this light reading of mine meant very little reading variety. I wish I had thrown in a classic or a graphic novel for more variety but you know what, it’s reading and enjoying the reads that count. And, I definitely enjoyed my reads.

What I look forward to in the new year? Well, hopefully lots of good books. I hope I’ll venture out again into other genres like I’ve done in other years but as always I’ll just go where my reading whim takes me. I want to discover new authors, revisit with favorite characters and just enjoy lots of good stories.

As always thank you for sharing your reading with me. I wish all of you the best year yet and may 2013 be filled with lots of good stuff for you.


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