As we wrap up the last few days of 2019, here is a summing up of my reading of the year.
I’ve done these year-end summaries for a few years now, you can check out what I was up to in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, and 2013.
2019 total: 244
2018 total: 226
2017’s total: 216
2016’s total: 234
2015’s total: 286
2014’s total: 217
2013’s total: 223
2012’s total: 227
2011’s total: 171
The shortest book I read was 60 pages long (Likely Stories), the longest book I read was 980 pages long (A Breath of Snow and Ashes) with The Fiery Cross a close second at 979 pages! Boy does Gabaldon like to write long books or what.
My reading has taken me around the world: Alaska, Amsterdam, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Nigeria, Russia, Sweden, Singapore, Tahiti, Taiwan, the UK, Uruguay, and of course, many states in the US, and many made-up settings.
I was a bit surprised by this as I thought there would be a greater majority of ebooks! I have been trying to borrow more physical books from the library though!
I like how this percentage of POC authors read is slowly increasing. Last year, I was at 39%.
I always think it’s amazing that there can still be so many new-to-me authors out there.
By ‘both’, this usually refers to the team working on the comics. I am glad I am reading a majority of books by women!
I read 19 translated books, of which 7 were comics/manga/graphic novels.
They were translated from the following languages:
Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Russian
I’m hoping to read more translated books in 2020.
The oldest book (by publication date) I read was published in 1857 (The Professor by Charlotte Brontë).
1800s: 5 books
1900s: 8 books
2000- 2009: 23 books
2010-2014: 22 books
2015: 17 books
2016: 23 books
2017: 30 books
2018: 60 books
2019: 56 books
READING GOALS FOR 2020
- read more books in translation
- continue to read more books by women and writers of colour
- try to read more backlist books!
- continue to borrow more books from the library but also read more from my own shelves
- more nonfiction!
How was your 2019 reading? What are your goals for 2020?