2013: A Year in Review

Now that 2013 has officially wound down, here are some highlights from the year.

Best Books

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.

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier | 2013: A Year in Review | The 1000th Voice blog

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier 

Love Poems by Pablo Neruda

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

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger | 2013: A Year in Review | The 1000th Voice Blog

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

  1. 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.


  2. 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!


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