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2012 In Books.

For my final look back at 2012 I thought I’d have a look at the books I read. I set my Goodreads challenge as 150 books, I actually managed to read 163. I tried really hard throughout the year to tag the books I was reading so that I could get a better picture of what I was actually reading.

Rating.
Goodreads allows you to rate books out of 5 stars. I rated my reads:
5 star books = 37 (23%)
4 star books = 80 (49%)
3 star books = 31 (19%)
2 star books = 9 (5%)
unrated books = 6 (4%)

StarRating

Author Nationality.
Things like the British Book Challenge and UKYA blog have made me more conscious of where the books I’m reading are from.
American authors = 44 (28%)
Australian authors = 6 (4%)
British authors = 104 (65%)
Canadian authors = 2 (1%)
French authors = 2 (1%)
Irish authors = 2 (1%)

Nationality

There are two books that I can’t include here, Read to Succeed and Girl Meets Boy were both written by multiple authors so the books had more than one nationality represented.

Book Type.
The books I read in 2012 can be split into the following types:
Fiction – Novels = 127 (78%)
Fiction – Novellas = 3 (2%)
Fiction – Short Story Anthologies = 3 (2%)
Fiction – Picture Books = 15 (9%)
Fiction – Graphic Novels = 6 (4%)
Non-fiction = 9 (5%)

BookType

Target Audience.
This year I’ve read far fewer books targeted at adults than in previous years:
Children’s books = 18 (11%)
Middle grade books (aimed at 8 – 12 year olds) = 22 (14%)
Teen / Young Adult books = 77 (47%)
Adult books = 46 (28%)

TargetAge

2013 Book Resolutions.
Based on all of this I’ve made a few reading resolutions:

    • My Goodreads target for 2013 is to read 180 books.
      Read more books by authors who aren’t from the UK or USA.
      Read more picture books and graphic novels.
      Follow through on last year’s pledge to read at least one non-fiction book each month.
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