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#AMonthofFaves This Is How We Read

This Is How We Read

This Is How We Read

How has your reading year been? What types of books have you read? How much? Here’s how our bookish year unfolded.

No. of Books Read (… so far)

Kim – 23 – Ugh. My reading goal was 40. Last year I read 45 books.

Tanya – 45 / 52 which is about the same as last year. Last December I finished 7 books (same as the year before) – so I’m hoping I’m hoping to so the same thing again and make my goal.


Genre That Got the Most Love

Kim – Science Fiction (12) by far! I started reading a bunch of older sci-fi series and then I couldn’t stop.

Tanya – I read a lot more mystery (12) and fantasy (13) than I have in the recent past. Not far behind was contemporary / literary fiction (8), followed by Horror (Dark Fiction) – 6; Science Fiction – 4 and Historical Fiction – 1.


How We Read

Kim – Audiobooks – 13; physical books – 9; eBooks – 1

Tanya – To track this at Goodreads, I made a shelf for audiobooks, and another for eBooks. Everything else means I read the physical book. This year, Audiobooks ruled the roost – 29; eBooks – 2 and the rest, physical books – 14.


Books We DNF’d (Did Not Finish)

Kim – I shared 3 Books That Got The A(X)e This Year…So Far in September – The Kind Worth Killing, Peter Heller; The Golden Son, Shilpi Somaya Gowda and Shatter Me, Tahereh Mafi. Since then I’ve managed to finish everything I got at least three chapters into.

Tanya – I’ve only given up on 1 book – Black Feathers: Dark Avian Tales – An Anthology edited by Edith Datlow. I mean – there’s only so many stories I can read about birds. There are a few other books I didn’t complete – yet – I’m hoping I’ll go back to them before the end of the year.


Month We Read the Least & the Most

Kim – In May I finished nothing but was busy with a new baby. In September I read 4 books.

Tanya – For May I finished no books 😣 but in September and November, I read 7 books.


When We Read

Kim – I get my biggest chunk read in the evening but only if I can stay awake. I listen to my audio books in the car or while doing boring household chores.

Tanya – Most of my reading has taken place in airports and on airplanes this year. I took 30 trips – most of which were by air. I also had a few 4-5 hour road trips, which also involved listening to audiobooks.


Fave Books of the Year (Just a Hint)

Kim – One of my favorite books this year was by that one author, who wrote that infamous YA vampire series.

Tanya – I have quite a few faves already this year. The one I’ll hint at was an Oprah Book Club selection in 2016 and the author also wrote a book about zombies (which I also loved).


So tell us about the highlight of your reading year. And if you’re participating in #AMonthofFaves, add your post to the linky below.

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Kim and Tanya
Kim is a librarian | life hacker | ancient history nerd | mom to 2 little boys | Utah native | digital archivist | British comedy/British detective show junkie | outdoor lover. Tanya is a digital lifehacker | Food Science guru | teenage boy wrangler | husband tamer | adventure seeker | avid reader.

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4 comments

  1. I’m at 41 so far, so I’m about where you both are.

  2. […] Hey everyone! Tanya and Kimberly of GirlXOXO are hosting a fun, month long series of their favorites of the year called #AMonthofFaves.  There’s new prompts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday all December long. Today’s fave is: This is How We Read! […]

  3. And I thought I traveled a LOT this past year! Wow! Did you have time to unpack between trips?

    I love how thorough and succinct your wrap-up AND your method of tracking audiobooks/ebooks in Goodreads – brilliant idea!

  4. I love this recap! So thorough. Tanya Patrice, 30 TRIPS? I’d curl up and melt into a puddle. I don’t hate flying, but I hate airports. lol