Now that 2013 has officially wound down, here are some highlights from the year.
I’ve read four books this year that I’ve rated with 5 stars. That seems to be a good ratio based on reading 37 books. In fact, I might have been just a bit stingy. In 2012, I read 30 books and rated four with 5 stars.
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
Some Favorite Parts of the Year
This has been a good year for my family and I, here are the highlights:
- Celebrating Claire’s 3rd birthday
- Celebrating Nick’s 32nd birthday at the last football game in the Metrodome – Also, the last game of the 32nd season in the Metrodome
- Visiting friends and family in South Dakota a few different times, including going camping
- Watching Claire’s personality really blossom
- Celebrating 5 years of marriage
And now for some stats
Books Read: 37
Books Reviewed: 26
Books Not Reviewed: 11 (Yikes!)
5 Star Books*: 4
4 Star Books*: 17
3 Star Books*: 6
Books Unfinished: 4 (1 quit for now, 2 set aside and 1 in progress)
Fiction Read: 23
Nonfiction Read: 13
Poetry Read: 1
Estimated pages read: 11,012 (calculated using whatever edition I set on Goodreads)
Books 15o Pages & Below: 4
Books 151 to 300 Pages: 12
Books 301 to 450 Pages: 19
Books 415 Pages & Up: 2
*of books actually reviewed
**Linked up with Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Best Books of 2013**
What did your 2013 look like? What was your favorite book and/or moment?
8 thoughts on “2013: A Year in Review”
I’m thrilled to see that you loved Rebecca, as it made my list as well!
Oh, it was so good! I’m glad you loved it as well.
Rebecca is in my Top 5 of all time! I re-read it yearly and never tire of it. I think it’s perfect. I also read Peace Like a River with my book club a number of years ago; it was wonderful.
Oh, wow! I think it at least rates in my top 10. I’ve never really thought of my top reads.
Rebecca is excellent! Sometimes I wish I could go back and read it again for the first time.:)
I love that! There are so many books that would be great to read again for the first time.
I don’t keep detailed book stats myself, so maybe that’s why I so enjoy perusing other people’s? Love yours.
Rebecca is the only one of these I’ve read, but I distinctly remember neglecting everything I was supposed to be doing and finishing that book as quickly as possible instead!
Thanks for sharing your favorites. 🙂
I had to calculate the total page numbers just before writing the post. I think that’s a nice stat to see. The total number of books might not mean much without page number counts!
Rebecca was simply amazing. I think you’d like the others as well!