Year of Books: How’d I Do? (PART FOUR and Wrap-Up)

At the beginning of this year I decided to track how many books/novellas/screenplays I read in a year because I’d never done it before.  (Note: I read a bunch of flash and short stories so I didn’t really track those…)

Here’s the list with dates I finished reading it, and my ratings of the stuff I’ve read…and this is the final part of the list for 2013 for those who’ve been following along.

Key:

+=This is a book I’ve already read that I was re-reading

Ratings:

*=Hated It (Usually if I hate something I don’t finish it. Life’s too short.)

**=Didn’t Like it (This usually means the book started off well then fell down OR it had some big deal-breaking plot element that ruined all the good things for me.)

***=I Liked It (I enjoyed my reading experience, probably won’t reread, though)

****=I REALLY Like It (Very much enjoyed, will re-read but falls short of inspiring my gasping, fan-girlish glee)

*****=I LOVED IT (This usually means I want to chase people down the street waving the book and screaming, “READ IT!”)

THE LIST PART FOUR

(My Favorite Reads of 2013 here.)

(Part One here.)

(Part Two here.)

(Part Three here.)

84. +Holiday Sparks by Shannon Stacey ***** (12/16/13)

^This is my favorite holiday novella. I reread it every year.

85. Twisted by Laura K. Curtis **** (12/18/13)

^I don’t usually read Romantic Suspense (too much people having sex while villains are shooting at them usually) but I really enjoyed this one. The ending was a bit over the top but I will be looking out for more from this author.

86. +Fair Game by Josh Lanyon ***** (12/22/13)

87. Die Upon a Kiss by Barbara Hambly ***** (12/28/13)

88. Wet Grave by Barbara Hambly **** (12/31/13)

And that’s it. Those are all the books I read this year. ^_^

Let’s do some stats…

Total Number of books/novellas/screenplays read: 88

New Books Read: 52

The longest it took me to read a book was 16 days for Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch.

I averaged about 4 days between books.

And the genres?

(If I read something twice this year I didn’t count it twice for this…)

Science Fiction/Fantasy: 31

Romance: 30

Mysteries: 13

Nonfiction: 7

Other: 2

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