Here’s my year in books (with thanks to the Goodreads record keeping tool):
I read 106 books in total. According to Goodreads, that’s 31,997 pages. The longest was The Nix by Nathan Hill at 640 pages.
Of those I read, 85 were by female authors and 21 by male authors.
39 books were by Australian authors (32 female authors and 7 male authors) and the rest were from America, England, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland, Germany, South Korea, Italy, and France.
I read 68 books from authors who were new to me in 2019.
Of the 106 books I read, 26 were first published in 2019 (that’s more than I normally read which is odd because I didn’t feel I was up with the latest…).
I read 29 non-fiction books (21 of which were memoirs). Quite a few made my ‘best of 2019’ list but you’ll have to wait until tomorrow for the reveal.
I read 35 hardbacks (the rest were e-books plus seven audios).
I listened to 28 audiobooks in total but had a hard copy of 21 of those – I guess I can’t fully commit to the audio thing, and prefer to toggle between reading and listening. The stand-out audios were Gotta Get Theroux This (I could listen to him read anything) and Markus Zuzak reading Bridge of Clay.
I read mostly contemporary literature plus memoirs, historical fiction, history, thrillers, mystery, and true crime.
Lastly, Bookish Beck has posted her bookish superlatives – I’ve pinched some of her categories and added a couple –
The Book Everybody Else Loved but I Didn’t: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
The Year’s Biggest Disappointment: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Worst Book I Read This Year: Mischling by Affinity Konar
My Best Discoveries of the Year: Eli in Trent Dalton’s Boy Swallows Universe stole my heart
The Debut Author Whose Next Work I’m Most Looking Forward to: Trent Dalton
The Book I Choose Entirely Because of the Cover: Royals by Emma Forrest
The Funniest Book I Read This Year: Gotta Get Theroux This by Louis Theroux
The Book That Made Me Cry the Most: The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs
Tomorrow I’ll post my Top Books for 2019. I know you can’t wait.