I did something awesome this year - I decided to reach my reading goal early so I wasn't pushing to reach a goal around Christmas/ New Year and I could just chill and play with my workbooks instead.
I realise chill and goals may not go together for you, but they do for me :)
However, I just had a really good year of reading so I finished my goal months ahead of time.
For final nerdiness, I ended on 97 books. The best since I've been tracking through Goodreads or, my adult life.
My previous best in 2001 was 95 books.
There are two people who read here who read way more books than that last year. Please tell us how many pages you read please because I get some questions like that and I don't read short books. I read normal books. My average book length is 340 pages.
This is probably the most non-fiction I've ever read in one year. Most of those were memoir-type books, which are my favourite non-fiction.
Longest book: Tara Road - Maeve Binchy (648 pages)
5* - 3 books: Stories I only tell my friends, Smart Money, Smart Kids and The Year of Living Danishly
Please see if this Goodreads link works for you.
The bad book stuff? I abandoned a couple, one just a few days before the end of the year (!) and more than half done when I realised I actually don't care one iota about the characters.
I also read four 2* books but there you go.
And that's it!
Now, Terisha and I are starting a book club. I've extended the invitation to those who said they were interested on Instagram. If you're interested, let me know. We're meeting end Jan/ beginning Feb. Our first book is Big, Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.
We'll discuss everything at the first meeting.
Here's to a wonderful year of reading for us all!
PS the kids are 7.5 today!