Last year I provided an update on my reading in 2013 and set some goals for 2014. I had only recorded 33 books in 2013, which seemed low and inaccurate to me. Nevertheless, I set a goal of reading 3 books a month, for a total of 36 books. As you can see, I surpassed that goal.
I tried to include every book I read, including those I started and didn't finish. There are 32 on my unfinished shelf, from various years - 10 for 2014. The reason I included these is that I find that people generally don't include or rate unfinished books. If a book is unfinished, there's usually a good reason right? Maybe it wasn't what I thought it would be, maybe I just couldn't get into it, maybe it isn't a very good book.
So my total number of books read for 2014 is 61 books, or just over 5 a month. About 1/4 of my reading is non-fiction, followed by picture books (they're short and I have four children!) The longest book I read this year was The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (552 pages), however I have to confess I listened to it on CD during my commutes back and forth to work. The oldest book I read was Christmas in the Stable, by Astrid Lindgren, originally published in 1961. The most recently published one was Lock In, by John Scalzi, published in August 2014.
As part of my 101 in 1001, my reading goal this year is to read 33 books from my shelves at home. These are books I purchased or that were given to me but that I haven't read. I need to read them and decide if they're "worthy" of the space they're occupying in my home, or if they need to be donated. Stay tuned for my 2015 Reading List!
What about you? What did your reading list look like in 2014?