Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013...It's a wrap!

Well it is time to bring my year in books to a wrap. I participated in a few challenges this year but I also established my own. I met and exceeded some of my goals. Overall, I am pleased with my stats but I aim to do better in 2014!

Category
Goal
Actual
Ebooks
25
16
Library Books
15
21
Non Fiction
3
5
Southern
5
7
Out-Do **books read over last year’s goal**
11-15
6
ARCs/copies from authors/publishers
              --
15
TBR **books taken from the pile**
              --
4
2013 Total Books Read
75
50





One goal I challenged myself with was “no buy” (buy no books for the entire year) of which I failed horribly! What can say a book snob has to keep a fully stocked arsenal.


I hope 2013 was a year of great reading for you all! I must say this was an amazing year for books! I fell in love with so many great books in 2013. With that being said, it is time to announce my favorite books of 2013! Yes, I said books. In the past, I only chose one book as my favorite but this year I have a favorite for fiction and non-fiction.

**DRUM ROLL**

Fiction Favorite

Non-Fiction Favorite



4 comments:

Heather said...

50 books is a book a week--that's fantastic!

I can never stick to my "no buy" challenge, either, but I did spend A TON less on books this year than last. I used the library like nobody's business. Haha!

Happy New Year, Vern!

Shannon @ Reading Has Purpose said...

I dont think I made it to 50. I havent done the tally yet. I'm pushing through my current read so that I can add it to the final count. Both of your best books are on my TBR list. Americanah is a little closer to the bottom. Happy New Year!

lesreveriesderowena said...

Congrats, Vern! You did great and I really enjoyed reading your reviews! And thanks for pushing me to read Americanah:)

Thea Sterling said...

This is amazing! I need to get on this bandwagon with my reading. As much as I read I should be half way there! ��