Thursday, December 30, 2010
Looking Back and Forward
This was the first full year I had blogging and what a wonderful ride it was. I got to experience so many fabulous things. And with this first full year of blogging, it also meant it was the first full year of journaling everything I read. This meant I could really see what I read in full and whether or not I achieved the goals I set out to.
So let's look back: in 2009 I read 65 books. A great achievement I think. I set the goal of hoping to read 75 books in 2010. I also wasn't as good at picking reads I enjoyed, having almost an equal number of A and B rated books to C, D, and F rated books and I wanted to change that.
Without further ado here's my stats for 2010:
In total I read: 75 (I have one more review for the year to post). Yes, I achieved my goal!
Best reading month: November
Total Number of A and B rated books: 51 (woohoo!)
Total Number of C, D, and F rated books: 24
Total number of pages read: 24,343
Overall, I am impressed. I achieved both goals I set out to. The first was arbitrary really. Just a number that I wanted to achieve. The second though was more intrinsic. I wanted to get to know myself and my reading tastes better. I should be able to pick out the books I would like better than I was doing last year. I think through all the great blogger recommendations and better listening to what I would really like to read I was able to increase my higher rating rates and that makes me happy.
Another great thing about this year was I discovered two new forms of books that I had previously left alone: Young Adult and Audio Books. The are two types of books that I now love and I have book bloggers to thank for that so you'll be seeing more of those on this blog next year.
Now for my goals for next year. They are pretty simple. To keep reading what I love. I joined a challenge that I said I would read 5 more than this year so, with that I have set my goal at 80 books for next year. As always, continue to try to hone my skills at picking books for myself that I will love yet try new genres so that I can find out what else I might like. And above all, have fun!
In the coming days, I will be bringing my top covers of the year and then my top books of the year so look for those!