By way of a year-end post, allow me to make use of this Goodreads feature that conveniently summarizes my reading year. According to Goodreads, I read a total of 36 books this year. Yes, I know it's a very small quantity compared to those of other equally voracious readers, but I don't mind. Majority of the 36 books are actually five- and four-starrers, which means I was able to read fantastic and awesome books this year. To my mind, the quality of the books I've read totally makes up for poor quantity. I'm sure you'll agree, yes?
My 36 Books for 2014
They have this Stats Page thing, too, which shows, among others, that The Luminaries is the longest book I've read this year at 834 pages, that I've read a total of 10,360 pages, and that fiction is still my favorite thing to read. :P I'm really not a fan of stats, but I'm sharing this anyway because Goodreads was nifty enough to get all the data for me.
Reading Plans for Next Year
I still have priority books, which I hope to be able to read all next year. Some, like The Lowland and The Goldfinch, are carried over - they were bumped off my reading lists because something else demanded for my attention at the time. But because there were award-winning books that have likewise taken up residence on my shelves before the year could even close (Man Booker winner The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Suspended Sentences by Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano), I guess I'll have to open up more slots on the "priority books" list. Ah, so many books, so little time, indeed!
Sometime in January I will try to come up with a Best-and-Worst list of my 2014 books, "try" being the operative word. But let's see, shall we? How hard can it be to pick the best reads when I have read so many awesome books this year? :)
In the meantime, Happy New Year, all! Keep safe and enjoy the festivities!