2014 was an amazing reading year. I set out to read 52 books, like last year and the year before, but I passed that number in July. I upped my challenge to 75 and easily crossed that too! Yeah, I have no clue what happened this year…
This is what Goodreads looks like as we speak:
See all the books I read in 2014 here!
And here are my reading stats for 2014:
2014 Reading Stats
Total # of books read: 87
This year, like every other year, I initially set myself a goal of 52 books. However, I finished this challenge in July and I have no idea how that happened. Anyway, then I upped my challenge to 75 and as you see I passed that number too. I have never read so many books in a year! Next year I will aim for 52 again and we’ll see what happens then…
I won’t go into each and every genre I read, but as for my go-to genres… (there is some overlap between the genres!)
Japanese literature: 21
Science fiction (including dystopia): 19
Young adult: 30
5 stars: 21
4 stars: 37
3 stars: 20
2 stars: 8
1 stars: 0
No rating: 1
All in all, not a bad reading year! Perhaps because I did a better job at avoiding books I wouldn’t enjoy anyway. Still, I’m impressed how many books I really enjoyed this year!
# of women: 33
# of different books by women: 45
# of men: 35
# of different books by men: 42
Interesting! You might remember me saying I was going to read more women. Well, I definitely read more books by women in total. But I also read more different men. In other words, I returned to the same female authors more often.
Most read authors…
First place goes to the queen, J.K. Rowling with 5 books (including Robert Galbraith)!
The second place goes to Laini Taylor, thanks to her wonderful Daughter of Smoke and Bone series!
And a shared third place is for Haruki Murakami and Yoko Ogawa.
I actually finished a grand total of 3 series!
– Hitchhiker’s Guide by Douglas Adams
– The Saga of Darren Shan by Darren Shan
– Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
And I also started new series…
– Divergent by Veronica Roth (definitely not finishing this)
– Adaptation by Malinda Lo
– Micah Grey by Laura Lam
– Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (technically not new, rereading it for the xth time but from start to finish this time)