Another year down, another year of reading on Goodreads.
I think this is my favorite Goodreads feature, simply because I love seeing my yearly book totals broken down. I’m such a dork, but it’s like getting even more intimate with my reading year.
I also love sharing my totals with you!
I hope to see your break down too.
While I did hit my Goodreads goal of 100 books this year, I wasn’t nearly as productive as last year. I went down 19 books, and 4662 pages. I do think I read more short stories last year, so that’s what helped with my number of books. (It’s almost like cheating, I think.) However, that doesn’t explain my page drop. I’m not unhappy with this, since in the past I’ve struggled to hit 100. I’m still kicking butt, and I still think I owe that to blogging!
Maybe A Conjuring of Light isn’t as long as last years Winter, but it sure was a better read! It was 624 pages of a book I loved, so it ended feeling like it was only about 300 pages. And then, anything written in the Captive Prince world feels epic, so it doesn’t matter that Charles, the Veretian Cloth Merchant was only 26 pages. It was still a fantastic little story all its own. My average page length didn’t change much. I’m not surprised. That is the book page length I’ve come to favor as an adult.
I felt like I read a lot of popular books this year, so I was a little surprised to see All the Bright Places was the most read book on my shelf. I’m not surprised because it was bad, it wasn’t. I just wasn’t aware so many other Goodreads members had read it. On the other hand, I’m not surprised that so few have read Symbols. It wasn’t a good read, and I don’t recommend it to anyone. (Though, I do like the cover. Not the naked chest, you perv. I love the hummingbird.)
This doesn’t really shock me either, and it didn’t really change much from last year. Joining Goodreads, writing all these reviews, I’ve discovered that a book has to be REALLY bad for it to get less than a 3, and most books get a 4 star rating from me. I’m easy to please!
Overall, Highest Rated
Okay, so it’s TJ Klune, and I am ecstatic that he has such a high rating. I just, I’m the kind of person who compares the average rating to how many people have read the book. The more people who’ve read it, the higher the rating, the better I think the book will be. Right now, because it’s a recent release, The Consumption of Magic only has 546 ratings. If we want to be fair, still looking at TJ Klune, The Queen and the Homo Jock King should be here. I read it in 2017, it has 2154 ratings, and it’s still at a 4.43 average.
My 2017 Books