This is the first time I've ever taken inventory at the end of a year like this. It was a fun little research project for myself. Go ahead and try it! See what fun stats you can create from your own list.
Books read: 26
Of these, 12 were e-books.
(Note: These do not include children's books, of which I've read too many to count!)
New authors I'm following: 4
Broken into genres. . .
On Writing: 2
Reviews written: 18
My favorite of the fiction: When Mountains Move (Julie Cantrell)
My favorite of the non-fiction: The Question That Never Goes Away (Philip Yancey)
Books that stuck with me / surprised me / so glad I stumbled upon:
3500: An Autistic Boy's Ten-Year Romance with Snow White (Ron Miles)
The Truth About Butterflies: A Memoir (Nancy Stephan)
Crossroads Road (Jeff Kay)
3500 (see above)
The Question.... (see above)
The Truth... (see above)
Authors met this year:
What a year for readers! There are so many books out there and so little time. I tend to read all the new books released by my favorite authors, e-books that have gotten good reviews (especially when they're offered FREE), heartwrenching memoirs, lots of historical, those recommended to me, and thrift store gems I pick up.
So, 26 books. This doesn't include all the research I do online and in books for writing, blog reading, and articles. I also read a LOT of e-book samples before I determine whether or not to order, AND I have spent time with some books which sadly, I did not finish.
What did the year look like for you? Was there a book that surprised you? Throw me a statistic!