2013 Reading Progress

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2013 Reading Challenge

2013 Reading Challenge
Faith has
read 70 books toward her goal of 100 books.
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2013 books
Books read so far: 70
Goal: 100
Progress: 70% (19% ahead of goal)

I made some really great progress on this challenge for the first half of the year, and had planned to up my goal quite significantly, but now that uni is finished and I’m (temporarily at least) working, I’ve been doing a lot less reading. I’m going to up my goal slightly I think, to 120, because I’m not sure yet whether I’ll find another job after this temporary contract ends (in which case I won’t be reading too much) or whether I’ll be unemployed (and have loads of time for reading), but leaving it at 100 feels like playing it too safe! It is supposed to be a challenge after all 😉

 

What I’ve been reading

Review books: 40 (57%)
Library books: 12 (17%)
Freebies: 6 (9%)
TBR: 9 (13%)
Books bought this year: 3 (4%)

Pages so far: 22,235
Longest book: Beautiful Creatures (563 pages)
Average length: 318 pages

Hmm, the length of books I read has definitely dropped since I started blogging, and even further now that I’ve finished all of the Song of Ice and Fire series. The number of books I’m picking up as a personal choice are also coming to just under half, at around 43%. I’m hoping to even that balance out a bit throughout the rest of the year, particularly since I’m near the library now. Hopefully that’ll also mean more long fantasy books too!

 

Ratings

5 stars: 4 (6%)
4 stars: 16 (23%)
3 stars: 30 (43%)
2 stars: 18 (26%)
1 star: 2 (3%)

Average rating: 3.02

This looks low-ish, but it doesn’t particularly surprise me. I guess I’m a slightly harsher reviewer than a few of my goodreads friends, because I would say that the majority of books I pick up either do fall into the 2 stars (It was okay) category, or the 3 stars (I liked it). The ones I really like get 4 stars (I really liked it) and the amazing ones get 5 stars (It was amazing!).  That my average rating is 3, rather than 2.5, means from my point of view, the books I’ve been reading this year are better than average!

2 thoughts on “2013 Reading Progress

  1. You’re doing great on your goal! And in my opinion you’re not overly harsh, it just seems to me that most people use the rating system as 1-3 is “hated it”, 4 “it was good” and 5 “it was really good”. Or maybe they just love everything they read, but I find that hard to believe.

    Good luck with the job hunt!

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