Either I didn’t track all of my books properly in GoodReads or I didn’t track them properly here. I dunno. GoodReads said I only read 222 books but my blog tracking says I read 233. Either way, it wasn’t the best year of reading for me. I normally hit 250 and I always try to hit 300. Darn it.
It’s ok though since this was a busy year in a lot of other ways. A lot of art happened. A lot of travel. A lot of date nights. And, a heck of a lot of KonMari. Not to mention a weird and hectic work year.
I did finish my Cybils Shortlist Challenge. I did read 6 books from my stacks, an improvement over my normal 4 but nowhere near the 12 I always hope for. I suspect 2016 will be a better from the stacks year since we’ll be moving into a new library system. We also did pretty well with audiobooks this year – 17! Thank you Glenview Public Library, (Overdrive and Hoopla were super helpful.)
I feel like I read more non-fiction this year – 72 seems like an awful lot, doesn’t it? For me, at least.
I read a ton of children’s fiction because of JMP, obviously. I hope to do more of that next year.
I put 85 books on my “Favorites” list and I quit a LOT of books this year. So many that I can’t even remember them all. I’m adding a “Quits” folder to my GoodReads to track them properly next year. I’m still trying to get through Bleak House and I started the Miniaturist and had to return it to the library before I was even half-way — I’ll try to pick that up again next year.
I don’t think I’m going to set any specific goals for next year — except to read all of the Cybils + more books from my stacks. Next year is going to be seriously hectic (again) so non-fiction and audio will save me.