A Year of Reading – 2018

Goodreads has a nice little report that gives you some stats from your year of reading. Instead of sharing a link to it I have clipped out pieces that I want to add more information about.

Reading 2018, good reads, booksI did a bit of reading this year, and finished a few reading challenges.

Books read, yearly total, good reads, bookshelfI read over 80,000 pages and almost 300 books. Some of the books that I read were short, but they were part of book lists that I am reading.

Book length extremes, Book challenge, good reads, shortest book, longest bookGoodreads also showed me the most popular and least popular books that I have read.

Just because it was Christmas time I read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Almost 600 thousand other people have read this book.

On the other extreme it looks like I am the only person who has read Nathaniel Hawthorne and His Wife by his son Julian Hawthorne.

Longest book, shortest book, good reads, booksAs part of one of my book challenges I read The Rainbabies by Laura Krauss Melmed. It was only 32 pages, but they were richly illustrated and it was a great story.

On the other end The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil was 1,774 pages over two volumes.

As you can see the average length of book is a healthy 283 pages.

Good Reads, Highest Rated, Hank the Cowdog, The Monster FireThe number one rated book that I read was The Case of the Monster Fire by John R. Erickson. This book got me interested in the Hank the Cowdog books and I just had to read the entire series. They are great books about life in cattle country from the perspective of a cowdog.

Now to get started on my reading for next year after a nice party this evening.

How many books did you read this year?


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