Books read this month: 33*
New books: 32
Books from the to-read pile: 9
NetGalley books read: 1
Kindle Unlimited read: 12
Library books: 2 (all ebooks)
Audiobooks: 0 (again none that I haven’t already counted this year once!)
Non-fiction books: 3
Favourite book this month: Tricky, because a lot of the month was taken up with finishing the 50 states challenge, and some of the final entrants were… disappointing. Probably the Adventures of Miss Barbara Pym, which I started ages ago, but finally finished in the last week of the year.
Most read author: Tricky to work out because of novellas this month. Probably Dorothy L Sayers in truth because of the audiobooks, but in paper the most pages probably goes to Laurie R King as I think the latest Mary Russell is the longest book I actually read this month, and I started another in the series too.
Books bought: About a dozen, including a few pre orders for 2021 but also a number of Christmas short stories.
Books read in 2021: 390
Books on the Goodreads to-read shelf (I don’t have copies of all of these!): 625
The end of another year. And it’s been a strange one hasn’t it. It’s a sign of the endless nature of the pandemic that I only just realised that I’ve had the wrong year against the total books in this post all year! As a month, December has been a weird one, for reasons that I’ve already been into above and also in my Goodbye 2021 post. I’m already thinking about how I handle the stats posts in 2022, as the block editor on WordPress makes lists a nightmare – unless there’s a hack I haven’t discovered yet, which is always a possibility. Anyway, Happy New Year everyone, and may 2022 be a better one.
Bonus picture: a screen grab from my Goodreads end of year stats. I’m actually fairly pleased with that. And if you want to follow me over on Goodreads, then you can find me here.
*Includes some short stories/novellas/comics/graphic novels (8 this month)