Out with the Old... In with the New

I read 123 books in 2013!

111 - Fiction
12 - Non-fiction/Memoir

29 - Romance/Love story
28 - Christian
27 - YA
25 - Historical
9 - Paranormal
6 - Chick-Lit
6 -  Mystery/Suspense
14 - Christmas!

30 - 5 Stars
16 - 4 1/2 - Stars
55 - 4 Stars
5 - 3 1/2 Stars
17 - 3 Stars

You might think - Wow! 31 - 5 star books, that's a lot.
Well I am very picky and am very careful which books I choose to read.
I actually turn down a lot of books. If it does not sound like a book that I will really like, I don't read it.
So I know even before I read a book that I will probably like it.

Here is a collage of all my 5 star books for the year -

For 2013 I only have one real challenge I am doing.
I find that I get so caught up in doing "review books" that I don't read any of my own books from my shelf, including gift books. Also I have gotten away from reading library books.

So this next year, every month -
I will read at least one Library book
I will read at least one book from my shelf 


  1. Happy New Year to you..Hope it is a very good year.

  2. I'm the same way. I'm also prone to ditching anything that doesn't stick. Great recap. A very Happy New Year to you too!

  3. Wow, you did great! Have a happy new year!!!

  4. Happy New Year; I look forward to reading your reviews in 2013!

    1. Thank you, I am so glad that you keep coming back to visit my blog!

  5. Wendy, are you going to be having monthly themes again?

  6. I'm always so impressed with how much you read. I'm still striving to be more like you :)