Last year – 2013 – was a banner year for The Word Nerds. Each of us topped 100 books, a first for Bethany and a first in a long-time achievement for me. In my typical fashion, I had several books in progress towards the end of the year, which positions me well for a grand total in January, but that’s a bit preemptive for today.
In 2013, I read 102 books or 36,648 pages. Two series topped 13 books each – Sookie Stackhouse and Reacher. Mercy Thompson and The Parasol Protectorate were a close finish at 7 and 5 books each.
I’ve been itching to re-read the Dresden files. I LOVE Harry Dresden (sorry, honey, he has a larger than should be spot in my heart. Especially since he is a fictional character.) Book 15 in that series is scheduled for 2014 and I can justify it that way.
I believe I need to re-read the Potter series. My 10-year-old finally picked these up and is reading through them at a good clip. He is currently on Goblet of Fire, after 3 or 4 months of reading. Like his mom, he usually has a couple of books going at once.
Last week, I declared that I would start listening to audio books instead of podcasts. I found a new series to listen to for that activity: Kate Wilhelm’s Barabara Holloway series which is a legal thriller. And, as always, my TBR is packed full of titles that I will be turning to as well.
2014 will also mark the reading of 500,000 page (yes, listened to books are counted in that stat. There’s a long discussion around this and I fall into the metric side where my metric is page count and book count.) The end of 2013 was as 484,077 pages. I figure I should cross 500,000 in May. If I’m ahead, it will be April.
What reading goals to you have for 2014? What should I be adding to that TBR? After all, I am going to shrink it this year!