2013: What I Read


Here’s my year in books (with thanks to the Goodreads record keeping tool):

I read 81 books in total. According to Goodreads, that’s 23,311 pages.

Of those, 58 were by female authors and 23 by male authors.

Fourteen books were by Australian authors (ten women and four men) and the rest were from America, Canada, England, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Norway, China and Spain.

I read 17 books from authors I’ve read before and 64 books from authors that were new to me in 2013.

I re-read only one book (Picnic at Hanging Rock).

Of the 81 books I read, 35 were first published in 2013.

I read only three non-fiction books.

Of the books I read, 54 were e-books (on Kindle) and 27 were either paperbacks or hardbacks.

I won’t sort books into genres because what I consider contemporary literature for example, others may not. Nevertheless, I read memoirs, contemporary literature, lad-lit and chick-lit, a few YA novels and some historical fiction.

I’m too scared to count how many books I bought. And how many of those I haven’t yet read.

Tomorrow I’ll post my 2013 Top Ten. I know you can’t wait.




8 responses

  1. I love seeing all your books displayed like this. We shared some good reads in 2013; The Rosie Project, Me Before You (my first read of 2013) and I came to say Goodbye. Here’s hoping there will be more fantastic reads in 2014. Happy New Year!

  2. You know… I have no idea what I read this year. I don’t keep track. I’m on Goodreads, but only halfheartedly. This year felt much like years past, American male dominated literature. I did squeeze in more translations and a few more female authors thought. So not all bad…

    Happy New Years!

    • This reading year didn’t feel as outstanding as 2012 (when there were so many ace books). That said, I read lots of really good books this year that I have happily recommended to others eg. Callie Wright’s Love All.

      I don’t use Goodreads as much as I could but since I’ve been diligently using it to earmark books I want to read (instead of just buying them!), my TBR stack is somewhat more organised. And I do like the stats and the pretty picture of all the books I’ve read at the end of the year.

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