Thursday, January 1, 2015

2014 in review


I haven't done an end-of-the-year wrap up in a long time and this year I want to do it, so here goes....

What I read by the numbers
When I was a Teacher Librarian, I was reading over 100 books a year. Now that I am a Digital Literacy Coach (and driving all over the place for my daughter's dance and acting), I have read only 48 books for the year. Huh. I wish it was a bit more, not because the total number matters, but because there were times during the year that I missed out on reading.
  • Fiction--51
  • Non-Fiction--4. Well, that's outrageous. I am embarrassed that I only read 4 non-fiction books in 2014!
  • Adult--19
  • Young Adult--36. Not a surprise, I really do love YA books!
  • Dystopian--2. Now this is shocking! I was on a real dystopian kick in 2013. I guess I needed a break!
  • Graphic Novels--1. So disappointing. I have only read one graphic novel since 2012 :-(
  • Historical Fiction--3
  • LGBTQ--0. Another surprise. I read a lot of LGBTQ when I was working in the Library
  • Mystery--12
  • Romance--3
  • Science Fiction--1





Countries I visited
I managed to visit 16 countries this year through the books I read. That's not bad, but I would like it to be even more. If you'd like to see which books were in each state or country, visit my Google Reading Map
  • Afghanistan
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Rwanda
  • Sierra Leon
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom
  • United States (CA, GA, IL, KS, MA, MS, NE, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, VA, WA, WI)
  • US Virgin Islands



The cream of the crop
If I don't like a book, I don't finish it. There are too many good and great books out there to waste my time reading books I don't like. Therefore, most of the books that I review get 4, 4.5, or 5 stars. These are the one that, when I read them, impressed me enough to get 5 stars


My reading goals for 2015

  • Read more books set outside the United States
  • Read more non-fiction and graphic novels
  • Read more. Just more. Not a specific number, but I definitely had weeks where I didn't read this year because I was busy working and driving to dance stuff. 

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