Goodreads: My Year in Books for 2019
I had been debating what kind of year end wrap up I wanted to do, but then the wonderful Esther from Bite Into Books tagged me to do the Goodreads: Your Year in Books Meme for 2019. Since Goodreads is where I most accurately keep track of what I read each year, this seemed like the perfect fit for me so thank you, Esther. 🙂
SOME OF MY BOOKISH STATS FOR 2019:
As of December 30th, I have read 58,107 pages across 152 books.
My average book length was 382 pages.
The shortest book I read was All the Flowers in Paris by Sarah Jio, at 240 pages.
The longest book I read (or re-read in this case) was A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin, at 1,010 pages.
The most popular book I read was also from George R.R. Martin, but this time it’s the first book in the series, A Game of Thrones, which has been read by 1,995,594 other people.
The least popular books I read was Hands Up by Stephen Clark, which has only been read by 31 other people so far.
My average book rating for 2019 was 4 STARS.
The highest rated book I read this year was Michelle Obama’s Becoming, which has a 4.58 star average.
My first review of the year was for White Stage by Kara Barbieri, which I rated 3.5 stars.
My final review of the year was for You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley, which I rated 4 stars.
I had 23 5 star reads in 2019. Here are some of the stand outs for me.
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Thanks so much for joining! Looks like this was a great reading year for you. What’s your goal for 2020? 🙂
I wish you everything good for 2020!
Esther @ BiteIntoBooks recently posted…3 Year Blogiversary: Book Of Choice GIVEAWAY
I’m aiming for 150 this year. Usually I don’t set a goal that high because since I made it this year, I’m hoping I can repeat in 2020.
I keep seeing Recursion around. I need to read this book! I’ve also heard great things about Becoming and A Game of Thrones. They’re on my TBR as well. I hope you have a wonderful new year in books!
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Thanks, I hope the same for you. 🙂
Out of 152 books, 23 were 5-stars, that’s awesome. Nice job picking great books. I never realized how many people read GoT. Wow! And, a 1000+ page book. You’re a star
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I was really surprised by the 23 5 star reads too. I think I did better picking out books this year than I ever have before. Hopefully I’ll do just as well in 2020. 🙂
Yiu have read some really amazing reads this year. Congrats in meeting you reading goal! Hope.this year be an amazing year and reading year for you as well!!
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I thought about posting this, but my Goodreads summary wasn’t up to date when I ended the year. I do love seeing everyone’s colorful Goodreads summary posts though. They are such fun! It sounds like you had a great reading year! Here’s to another great year in 2020!
I love the way Goodreads gives you a nice wrap up. It’s fun to see all the books you read spread out in a beautiful gallery!
Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy recently posted…What’s On My Plate – January 2020
I agree. And I love seeing all of the stats too. They make my inner geek very happy, lol.
I love this!! Wishing you a great 2020!! 🙂
Thanks, same to you!
152 books is awesome! And 20+ five star reads sounds like a really good reading year. I added You Were There Too to my TBR after reading your review of it.
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I really hope you enjoy You Were There Too!
I’m pretty sure A Game of Thrones was both the longest and most popular book I read last year, too!
I wish I hadn’t totally failed on that GoT readathon. I only made it halfway through the third book. Hopefully I can finish my re-read and then tackle A Dance with Dragons this year.
I’d like to read Michelle Obama’s book, it looks amazing. And after recursion and dark Matter I can’t wait to see what Blake crouch comes up with next.
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Same here on Blake Crouch. His books are always so mind blowing.
23 5-star reads is impressive! I loved Daisy Jones and the Six as well!
Amber Elise @ Du Livre recently posted…Amber’s Favorite Reads in 2019
I just saw your list of favorites. We have very similar lists this year. 🙂
Congrats on reading 152 books! I’m reading Where The Crawdads Sing right now and loving it. I got Evelyn Hugo for Christmas, so hopefully I’ll read it later this month.
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I hope you love Evelyn Hugo. It really blew me away.
Great job on all of your reading in 2019 – and yay for so many 5-star reads.
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