In 2018 my goals went sideways. The only thing I succeeded in was reading.
Which isn’t a bad thing. But I would have liked to have written more, or at least finished something. I take that back I did finish a short story which will come out very soon.
But that’s it.
2018 in Review
I read 108 books. My goal was 90.
I read 29,358 pages.
Shortest book Ruth’s First Christmas Tree by Elly Griffiths
Most popular book The Illustrated Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Longest book Timeline by Michael Crichton
I broke those numbers down into gender and genre…because it seemed like fun at the time. Yes, I know my numbers don’t add up to 108. Math is not my favorite and I did this late at night.
Mystery Books: 65
Fantasy & Sci/fi books: 28
General fiction: 17
(no big surprise there)
Male authors: 20
Female authors: 88
(also no big surprise)
Later I was curious to know how many of these books I owned, borrowed, or recently bought.
Library loan: 21
Kindle (I own): 40
Audio (borrow): 9
Borrowed (friend or family): 3
Mine: New purchase: 21
Old purchase: 9
I learned 2 things from this list.
(1) I love my Kindle and (2) I don’t read books that have been sitting on my shelf for a while. I’ll read new books that recently grabbed my attention. Translation- I’m easily distracted.
One of my goals for 2019 is read what’s on my shelf! No more buying books.