You know, I only had one month out of 12 last year that I beat my books read by the year before. April seems to have been the only month that I out-read myself from the year before. October comes in second with my having tied the number of books read. The rest of the year? I fell short, often by MANY books.
I managed to complete 95 books in 2012. Reading just wasn’t something that I was able to escape with as often as I normally do. Many reasons factored into this, and I did do a lot of academic-type reading this fall as I read articles for my research paper and weekly module readings for my class.
95 books read in a year isn’t horrible. Yet, I am still slightly disappointed that I don’t have a little COMPLETED sash over my Goodreads challenge widget for 2012, like I do for 2011.
One thing that changed a lot in my reading habits in 2012 is my lack of reading YA novels. I think I am YA’d out. Very few books feel original and I’m tired of reading the same plots over and over with only names changed. Alas.
However, I did read some amazing YA novels this past year, they weren’t all duds. I also read many other amazing books, so I’ll break stuff down below. Clicking the image will take you to the post on that book.
(I cheated on that last one, because it’s not just Disappearing Nightly that I loved, it’s the entire series! Since I read them all in a month-ish, I am linking you to the series tag!)
For a full list of all the books I read in 2012 (if you care) you can click here, or the BOOKS READ tab at the top of the blog.
I’m looking forward to going through the (way too many) books in my own home that are unread at the moment. I don’t normally make goals for the year in January, but for this once, I’m making an exception. I shall try to read as many of my own books as possible before buying a ton more. Although I do have a handful of books that are coming out in the next few months that I am excited for (all parts of series). I will allow myself these new books, but limit the rest of my book buying. Or at least try.
Happy new year to you all! I wish you an exciting 2013 of reading!