I set a Goodreads goal for myself to read thirty books in 2015. I started off the year strong, getting through about a book a week. I thought I'd hit forty to fifty. I slowed my pace over the past half-year or so and ended up reading (and finishing) thirty-six books.
Looking at that number, I feel like it's low. That might be because I have about six million books on my to-read list. The list never gets smaller; it only grows. At this rate, I'll never even make a dent.
Oh, well. *sigh*
This year I did not finish a few books. I don't rate books publicly, but I do rate them for my own edification. I rated two books five-stars and one book one-star. I gave most books three-stars, which is as it should be.
Trends for this year?
1) I read A LOT of YA, most of it contemporary, which, duh, I write contemporary YA.
2) I more than doubled the number of books I read by men this year, from one to two-and-a-half! Go, men!
Goals for next year?
1) I'm raising the bar a bit for myself this year, numbers-wise. I want to read forty-five books. I'm going to be reading a bunch of my fellow Sweet Sixteeners' books; so if I want to make any progress in the to-be-read list department, I'll have to up my numbers. Unless The Winds of Winter is released and I'll have to drop everything for about two weeks to finish that. Maybe that book should count as two. Or three. What am I saying. That book will never see the light of day.
2) I want to read more culturally diverse authors. Most of the books on my 2015 list are about white teenage girls and written by white former-teenage girls.
3) I want to read some of the classics I missed while I was not doing my homework in high school.
4) I want to read more books outside my genre. More mysteries! More sci-fi! More non-fiction!
What did you read this year? What was your favorite book? What are you planning on reading in the new year?
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