2013 in review

According to Goodreads (where I track much, but not all, of my reading), I read 25,298 pages in 2013. That doesn’t count a number of books I didn’t track, or that didn’t quite fit the category, or, of course, various magazines.

I haven’t counted, but 25,000 sounds like about the number of words I wrote during the year as well. So if I keep my reading/writing ratio at about 1 page/word, those novels are never going to get written. Obviously what I need to do is quit my job. They say it’s hard to write without food, shelter, power, but what do ‘they’ know?

Anyway, I thought it might be fun to look back at what Goodreads says about the year. And since Blogger allows backdating, I’ll pretend I posted this on 1 January 2014.

Here’s a nifty graphic that shows what I thought of what I read. Unfortunately, Goodreads doesn’t seem to offer this as a widget, but see next post.


Most of the books were relatively recent, but some were a bit older.


I can’t get Blogger and Goodreads to play nicely together at all times, for some reason, but here are clickable cover links, ordered by preference (most-liked first).