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message 1: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
Hi guys,

So for those interested, lets all post a summary for this year? (Only when you are done with this year's books that is).

Sample of how it can look:

Book Goal? How many? Completed?
Word Goal? How many? Completed?
Big Challenges completed? Which ones?
Word of the Month completed?
Author of the Month completed?
Book of the Month completed?
How many E-books?
How many Paperback/Hardcover?
How many Audiobooks?


And anything else :)


message 2: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Smith I finished a novel yesterday, and since I'm not likely to finish another one by tomorrow, here's my summary:

Books read: 83 (8 more than my goal of 75)
Pages read: 29 522 (not including short stories. No goal here)
Reviews posted: 56

Challenges Completed: 10
Paint by Numbers
Trying New Things - completed twice
Terry Pratchett: Individual 28/25
A-Z Character
The Mishmash Challenge 2011/2012
Terry Pratchett: Team
A-Z Location
The Spring Challenge
Deserted Island
The Parasol Protectorate Challenge 1-5

Point-based Challenges
Series Madness: 34
Short Story: 33
Choose Wisely: 6

Books of the Month: 3
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (July)
Pure by Julianna Baggott (September)
Life of Pi by Yann Martel (October)

Words of the Month: 5
WOES (January)
LAF (March)
TREK (July)
SOMER (November)
TEL (December)

Authors of the Month: 3
China Mieville (August)
Terry Pratchett (September)
Amanda Hocking (October)


message 3: by Lauren (last edited Dec 30, 2012 02:46AM) (new)

Lauren Smith A few other stats:

New Authors: 60
Short Story Collections: 2
Non-fiction: 3
Print copies 25 (the rest are ebooks)
Re-reads: 5

5-star books: 6
4-star books: 20
3-star books: 33
2-star books: 21
1-star books: 3


message 4: by Claudia (new)

Claudia (claudiavstoomanybooks) | 1779 comments My 2012 topic was deleted, so I don't remember whatall I read, but here are some things I know. :P

I finished every Word of The Month challenge in 2012!
I read 129 books, 56909 pages according to GR
This year I read more physical books than any year since joining here.


The majority of my books were 4-5 star reads:



message 5: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
How was it deleted?

And how did you get those cool graphs?


message 6: by Claudia (new)

Claudia (claudiavstoomanybooks) | 1779 comments I don't remember, maybe I even deleted the topic myself. lol

The pie chart is from the GR stats page. It shows books read in 2012, from your shelves. My shelves are p-books, audiobooks and ebooks, so that one was easy.
The graph I made using nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/


message 7: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
Cool thanks!


message 8: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
Books read: 76 (26 more than my goal of 50)
Pages read: 26 192 (6 192 more than my goal of 20k)

Challenges Completed: 6

Terry Pratchett: Individual
Terry Pratchett: Team
2012 A-Z Character Challenge
Trying New Things Challenge
Paint by Numbers Challenge
The Mzansi Challenge - Kiff 3/3

Point-based Challenges:
Series Madness: 70
Short Story: 5
The Mishmash Challenge: 22/30
The Diabolical Reading Challenge
Total books read: 53
Total tasks finished: 16
A Life Full Of Books 2012/2013 - 8/24
Parasol Protectorate Challenge - 4/25
2012 A-Z Author Challenge - 22/25
2012 A-Z Book Challenge - 19/25
2012 A-Z Location Challenge - 18/25
Visiting Old Friends: (5/25)
Me, Myself and I: (3/25)
Exploring Goodreads: (10/25)
A Bibliophiles playlist: (11/25)
Making Connections: (14/25)
Total: 43/125
Dr Who Challenge - 8/9

Books of the Month: 9
Angels and Demons
Starcrossed
Insurgent
The Casual Vacancy
Life of Pi
The Adoration Of Jenna Fox
What's Left of Me
Undeadly
Fifty Shades of Grey

Words of the Month: 2
LAF (March)
TEL (December)

Authors of the Month: 6
L.J. Smith
Veronica Roth
Cassandra Clare
Neil Gaiman
Terry Pratchett
Gail Carriger

E-books - 35
Paperback/Hardcover - 26
Audiobooks - 16

(I have one too many somewhere lol)


message 9: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
Books read: 207 (57 more than my original goal of 150. which I later changed to 200 because I had obtained it.)
Pages read: 70051 (stats according to Goodreads, so it is not quite right but an indication. Goodreads counts a lot of extra pages that shouldn’t be counted, but then again it misses the books I have reread.)

Challenges Completed: 12
A-Z Character
A-Z Location
A-Z Book
A-Z Author
A Life Full of Books
Trying New Things
Paint by Numbers
Making Connections
Terry Pratchett: Individual 40/25
Terry Pratchett Group
The Deserted Island
The Spring Challenge

Point-based Challenges
Series Madness: 567
Short Story: 83
Choose Wisely: 47

Epic Challenges:
Jan-Mar total 9 books 7365 pages
Apr-Jun total 5 books 4031 pages
Jul-Sep total 4 books 3003 pages
Oct-Dec total 5 books 3438 pages

Books of the Month: 3
February - Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
April - Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
August - Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Words of the Month: 8
February - SMAAK
May - SABC
June - BERG
July - TREK
August - HAM
September - SUG
November - SOMER
December - TEL

Authors of the Month
September - Terry Pratchett - Snuff
November - Clive Cussler - Polar Shift
December - Gail Carriger - Soulless
December - Gail Carriger - Changeless
December - Gail Carriger - Blameless
December - Gail Carriger - Heartless
December - Gail Carriger - Timeless

New Authors: 58
Short Story Collections: 10
Non-fiction: 11
Re-reads: 17 (I even reread a book I read earlier in the year)

5-star books: 36
4-star books: 101
3-star books: 44
2-star books: 23
1-star books: 3


All were paperbacks or hardcovers. I still haven’t read an e-book.


message 10: by Carolien (last edited Jan 01, 2013 09:48AM) (new)

Carolien (carolien_s) | 2267 comments Mod
Mine needs to start with thank yous first:
To Jennifer for telling me about the Pratchett challenge at my birthday cookie swap or over Christmas lunch last year and convincing me to join Goodreads;
To all of you for letting me join the fun over the past year;
To Lu for maintaining the register of completed challenges;
To Claudia for introducing me to Gail Carriger;
To Barbara for putting up with my questions:)

Here goes:
Books read: 100
Non-fiction: 17
New authors: 35
EBooks: 6

Completed challenges:
Mzanzi challenge 10/10
A-Z character
A-Z author
A-Z location
Terry Pratchett individual
Terry Pratchett team

Points based challenges:
Series madness: 484
Choose wisely: 10

Word of the month:
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Author of the month
Gail Carriger: March and December
Terry Pratchett: September

Book of the month:
March: Deja Dead
September: Worldsoul

Epic challenge:
Jan - Mar
April - Jun
Oct - Dec

Challenges in progress:
Mishmash: 23/31
Dr Who: 6/8
Exploring Goodreads: 6/25
Visiting old friends: 7/25
Parasol Protectorate: 5/5


message 11: by Lu (new)

Lu | 12655 comments Mod
You are most welcome! You have made our little reading group of South African's and people who should be South African's even if they don't know it, even better :)


message 12: by Barbara (new)

Barbara | 4434 comments Mod
I agree, you are most welcome and please keep asking those questions this year!


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