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Rambling Reader: 2012 Year in Review

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. :)

Favourite YA

 

  

 Favourite Fantasy

 

  

Favourite Fiction

 

 

Other Favourites

  

  

(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!

 

7 comments to Rambling Reader: 2012 Year in Review

  • I was half a book shy of meeting my Goodreads goal this year. GAH how that frustrates me. I was on my last book and….just couldn’t make it.

    • Cat

      I was going to work really hard this week off and get to 100 books, but each time I sat down with a book I thought of something else I wanted to do around the house. I haven’t cleaned or organized anything in this house for so long and last Christmas I was so sick. So this week was spent clearing out closets and trying to get better organized in my home. I still have a ton left to do and I go back to work tomorrow. ;)

  • Holy smokes! Once again, you have outdone yourself with your post and have made my rinky-dink book blog VERY jealous. I love all the postage stamp book cover pictures! Genius! I just did a boring list for my year in review, with the links in the titles. Yours is gorgeous!!

    • Cat

      Ha ha! You give me too much credit, all I did was link the actual images from the posts. :) They were already like that, they just look fancier when all together. Thank you though, for your very kind words!

  • I had a rocky reading year myself. I haven’t even wrapped the year up yet, though. I need a bit of time to do that and been busy. Instead I have been sharing pictures of things totally unrelated to reading… :)

  • Credit Donkey

    I just spent almost an hour reading about Alice Lidell and Lewis Caroll after reading about the historical fiction about her. I have Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass in my desk. I have always had it here since it was once of my favorite books growing up. I read about her before but forgot about what I knew about her. This book is on my must-read list now. Thanks!

  • I’ve wanted to read Clarity for the longest time but I still haven’t gotten around to buying a copy of it. I also never read Throne of Glass last year, though I’m hoping to read it this year. I’ve heard so many awesome reviews!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian