I’m ever so glad I found Goodreads. Not only does it help in discovering books to read, it more importantly keeps track of the books I have read. Lately I am reading books I have read previously. Goodreads confirms this. I’m contemplating the implications of this reading overlap.
Never mind deep contemplations on my reading habits. Here are the brass facts: according to Goodreads I read 155 books by December 30th. I don’t log books that are DNF (did not finish), which are more than I want to acknowledge this year. Apparently I am becoming more discerning in my book selections.
Instead of the usual how many pages, most popular, least popular factums I thought I would give 746 books activity a try. Using this year’s book list I answered posed suppositions:
- In high school I was Here and Now and Then (Mike Chen)
- People might be surprised by The Ethan I Was Before (Ali Standish)
- I will never be Maisie Dobbs (Jacqueline Winspear)
- My life post-lockdown was Little Broken Things (Nicole Baart)
- My fantasy job is The Finder of Forgotten Things (Sarah Loudin Thomas)
- At the end of a long day I need The Maid (Nita Prose)
- I hate being The Accused (John Grisham)
- Wish I had The Cat Who Saved Books (Sosuke Natsukawa)
- My family reunions are To Disguise the Truth (Jen Turano)
- At a party you’d find me with Birds of a Feather (Jacqueline Winspear)
- I’ve never been to The Last Bookshop in London (Madeline Martin)
- A happy day includes The Ingredients of Love (Nicolas Barresu)
- Motto I live by: The Art of Holding On and Letting Go (Kristin Lenz)
- On my bucket list is The Island (Gary Paulsen)
- Next year I want to have What the Fireflies Knew (Kai Harris)
That was fun and enlightening. Maybe my book choices reveal more about myself than I am aware of. Hope your year of books was enjoyable and here is to next year!