A Round Up of Good Reads: 2021
Pages read: 29,532
Books read: 102
Shortest book read: 40 pages
Longest book read: 1,008 pages
Average book length: 289 pages
Most popular: Matt Haig’s The Midnight Library–over 1 million reads (although I did not favor it)
Least popular: Lucius Adelno Sherman’s What is Shakespeare: An Introduction to the Great Plays (not everyone appreciates Shakespeare)
Average book rating: 4.3 (I must be particular)
Highest rated by Goodreads readers:
First review of the year: One Hundred Years of Children’s Books in America, Decade by Decade edited by Jane Yolen and Marjorie N. Allen. An underrated and overlooked sampling of books and the history of America from the early 1800s to the 1990s–would like to see a more current edition.
Five star rated books: 11 (I really am
Hitting my reading goal of 101 (the year isn’t over yet) creates a fine sense of accomplishment, especially since it became increasingly more difficult to sit down and focus on reading. After school started I found myself with a certain lassitude that gravitated towards passive viewing of animal shows, Western movies, and of course, my old standby of Dr. Who reruns.
Did you hit your reading goal for the year?
Any stand out reads? I’m always looking for the next TBR item.
I listened to The Enchanted April for book group. I’d only ever watched the movie and hadn’t realized there was a book. I loved the frank descriptions of characters.
That’s happened to me with books and movies. After watching a movie I will come across the book and be ever so excited.
Round up: cowboys, calves, mavericks, chaps, range.
Rounding up all those books read during the year, as well.