I’ve previously written a couple of posts about the reading challenge I set for 2018. (https://sckarakaltsas.com/2018/09/14/my-2018-reading-progress/)
My goal was 24 books for 2018 and managed to read 36 so I’m pretty happy about that. What made the difference for me? It was the ability to track my books by using Goodreads which is a great place for readers (and authors too). I love to be able to look back at the list. Since joining Goodreads more than five years ago I’ve been astounded at what I have read. It might sound a lot to some but compared to others, the amount is a mere morsel. I’ve seen others who read over one hundred. Perhaps I’m a slow reader. Maybe I’ve been busy writing. That’s right, I did just publish my third book, A Perfect Stone.
So for a summary of 2018 I list some stats below.
Books: 36 (27 for 2017)
Pages: 11999 (8901 for 2017)
Books by Women: 21 (17 by Australian women)
Books by Men: 15 (8 by Australian men)
Book of the Year: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Other books which were strong contenders for Book of the Year were: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman and Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton
Now to sort out my challenge for 2019. Any suggestions?