Inspired by a dear friend of mine I wanted to send out some some stats about my reading in the past year. I started a list keeping track of how many authors were female or male, what country the author wrote in, and the genre. As time passed my stats list grew slowly, and then came to a halt as I lost track of where I was on the list. So, perhaps those stats will show up next year!

My big goal was to finish War and Peace by the end of the year. I didn’t make it, but was close. I have a great chance of being done by the end of 2014!

I just included my favorites since I read and audiobooked 283 titles, at least that I remembered to write down. As you can see below audiobooks and picture books were at the top while hardcopy adult books were close to the bottom of my stats. Here is the link to my complete list.Books read in 2013 PDF

Picture Books – 121

Favorites– (in alphabetical order)

  birdmanThe Birdman by Veronika Martenova Charles

Calf for ChristmasA Calf for Christmas by Astrid Lindgren

Elephant's friendThe Elephant’s Friend and Other Tales from Ancient India retold and ill. by Marcia Williams

Mother's LoveMother’s Love: Inspiring Stories from the Animal Kingdom by Melina Gerosa Bellows

taka-chanTaka-Chan and I: A Dog’s Journey to Japan by Runcible as told to Betty Jean Lifton

Children’s Chapter Books -27 hardcover; 25 audiobooks

apothecaryThe Apothocary by Maile Meloy

audreyThe Audrey of the Outback Collection by Christine Harris

jennyJenny Goes to Sea by Esther Averill

LUCKYThree Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage (Newbery Honor)

Young Adult Books – Hardover 2; Audiobooks 7

ELEANOREleanor and Park by Rainbow

Adult Books – Hardcover 8; Audiobooks 87

glaciersGlaciers by Alexis M. Smith

pickupThe Pickup by Nadine Gordimer

sound of the mountainThe Sound of the Mountain by Yasurari Kawabata

unformed landscapeUnformed Landscape by Peter Stamm

Graphic Novels -6

Game for SwallowsA Game for Swallows: To Die, To Leave, To Return by Zeina Abirached

sumo againSumo by Thien Pham

My goals for 2014 are to finish War and Peace, and to read more hardcover books. I read more mysteries than books in any other category, and enjoyed almost all of them. My favorite books were primarily by international authors.