To encourage me to read more, I set my Goodreads challenge in January last year; and I’m delighted to say I surpassed it by 2 books! It was a modest challenge of 40 books, a long way behind some of you insanely fast readers out there, I know, but for me, it needed to be achievable.
Goodreads emailed me a very cool infographic of my year in books, so I thought I would share some fun facts.
I read 14480 pages across 42 books
The shorted book I read was A Snow Garden by Rachel Joyce, just 224 pages
The most popular book I read was On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King; also read by 229675 other people
My average rating for 2019 was 4.4 stars, meaning I read some pretty great books!
My first review of the year was a 5 Star review for The Perfect Family by Shalini Boland
Some of my other 5 Star reads included the first 3 of the D.I. Lottie Parker crime series by Patricia Gibney. I’m looking forward to following Lottie Parker’s story in the next books in the series, already on my 2020 reading list.
My last review of the year was a 5 Star review for Dark Deception by Amanda James. Mandy’s books keep getting better!
For 2020, my Goodreads challenge is 45 books
With 2 read, and a third of the way through my current read, The Afternoon Tea Club by Jane Gilley, I think I’m doing okay so far.
I have a ‘to read’ list that keeps on growing but would love to hear your suggestions for a good read. I’ll check out most genres, but my preference is for family/relationships, romance that’s not too mushy, and crime.
Happy New Year and Happy Reading!