Thursday, 1 January 2015

2014 Reading Summary

2014 Reading Summary



Here is the progress I made this year. I read a total of 200 books.

Authors
Male: 78
Female: 115
Multiple authors: 7

Sources
Library books: 85
Advance reading copies: 22
Netgalley: 9 (some of these I ended up reading the paper copy)

Audience
Adult: 174
Teen: 20
Children: 6

Formats:
Audiobook: 33
ebook: 5
Graphica: 4
book: 158

Content

Translated: 12

  • French: 4
  • German: 1
  • Italian: 2
  • Romanian: 1
  • Icelandic: 1
  • Norwegian: 1
  • Arabic: 1
  • Danish: 1

Fiction: 164
I also counted those that fit into some genres, not everything did, but some fit into multiple genres

  • Mystery: 47
  • Romance: 18
  • Historical: 33
  • Fantasy: 6
  • Science Fiction: 4
  • Short Stories: 7

Nonfiction: 36

  • Biography or memoir: 12
  • Drama: 1 (new category for me)
  • Poetry: 0 (oh dear, how did I not finish a poetry book!!)
  • Essays: 0 (another embarrassment)

Challenge books: For details on my challenge reading see my 2014 Challenge page or the individual posts for each challenge.
European Challenge: 16
What Animal Challenge: 24 (completed)
Around the World in 80 books: 71
Eclectic Reading Challenge: 10/12
Around the World in 12 books: 11 (oops, not quite there)
Colorful Challenge: 3 (not good at all)
Postal Reading Challenge: 3 (much worse than last year)
Global Reading Challenge: 17 (got Africa this year, but not Australasia or South America)
War Through the Generations Challenge: 13 (but missed the French and Indian War)
TBR Challenge (To Be Read): 9 (out of 12, much better than last year, and the other 3 are in progress)
What's in a Name Challenge: 6 (completed)
Chunkster Challenge: 13 (didn't make my target of 15)
Canadian Reading Challenge: 28 for the 7th year and 14 for the 8th (runs from July through June)

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