It is true that the older we get, the quicker the years pass by. We’re busier, have more responsibilities and less time to calm down. I thought it would be fun to do a quick recap of 2016: a year of books.
A year in books: 2016
– 34 books read
– 8216 pages read
– 7 books with 5/5 rating
– 9 books with 4/5 rating
– 4 new books for the PELC
– 60 blog posts
– 34 reviews
– 26 other posts
– 1 new goodreads librarian
Let’s start with the obvious: while I set myself a challenge of reading 40 books this year, I didn’t read as much as I had hoped. In 2015 my challenge was reading 30 books and I completed my challenge reading no less than 63 books. That’s why I thought: why not increase the number of books for 2016? Bad move. Well, not necessarily bad, because I desperately need some ‘failing’ lessons. It was a big step for me to just let it go, and not make a big deal out of not completing the challenge.
On the other side, I did read 7 books with 5/5 rating and 9 books with 4/5 stars. Additionally, I read 4 books for my Penguin English Library Challenge (PELC). My 5 star reads:
I also wrote 60 blog post – a nice, round figure, if I may say so. As I didn’t read, I also didn’t blog much, but during the last few months I’ve picked the schedule of two blog posts a week up again. And I love it!
I wrote 34 reviews about the 34 books I read.
I wrote 26 other blog posts, ranging from top 5’s to bookish musings and from new on my TBR’s to wrap up’s.
I’m a new goodreads librarian! I don’t know why I get all excited over this, but I just like the new ‘title’, haha!
I wish you all a very happy New Year!