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Friday, January 31, 2014

My Year in Books, 2013

If 2012 was the year of dystopian novels, then 2013 was the year of audiobooks.

My annual reading goal is usually 52 books.  In 2011 and 2012 I blew that number out of the water.  This year, around September, I just stopped reading.  I go through reading phases.  Sometimes I'll read 10 books in a month and 1 book the next.  I just lost steam during the holidays and still haven't really jumped back in yet.  Regardless, I'm very pleased with 2013!

Here are the 42 books I read this year:

BUT I also listened to a record 32 audiobooks (that's a lot of time in the car!)

I find that I can listen to things in the car that might not normally hold my interest while I'm cuddled in bed at night.

I typically pick up several audiobooks and give them a try.  Sometimes I just don't like the narrator, sometimes I'm not in the mood for that story, etc.  I have a tougher time listening to a sequel if I read the first book because I have my own idea of a character.  It's hard to a narrator to capture a character in the same way as your imagination, much like movie versions of books.

 I find that libraries have less to offer in the audio CD selection so I chose random books from the shelves and am often pleasantly surprised.  I  put books on hold if I'm looking for something specific.

This brings my total to 74 worlds explored!

This year I'm taking it easy on myself and including audiobooks in my goal of 52 books.  I'll be posting about my favorites soon!

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