The total for the last 41 years is 3713.
As I always do, I have kept a summary of the reading challenges I have participated in and the categories I have read.
There are a number that I have not completed this year, and I am yet to decide on my directions for 2016.
There are enough stats though to reveal the following about my reading profile:
- I read about 12 books a month
- About 20% are Australian authors,
- about 40 % British,
- roughly 50 % are e-books read on my Kindle
- 4 in 10 are new-to-me authors, which means that just over half are authors I have read before
- 20% are translated crime fiction, often Nordic
- about 40% of the titles come from my local library.
- about 20% are "vintage" crime fiction, although I generally don't rate them as highly as more recently published books.
- I am not good at reading from my TBR pile - every now and then I cull the pile and pick out books I am not likely to read, ever, and give them away to people in the various reading groups I belong to.
- I read almost nothing other than crime fiction
- I need to read more by New Zealand authors
- Among the Challenges I haven't done much with this year are
the Global Reading Challenge (65% complete),
the USA Fiction Challenge - I've read 16 titles this year, just haven't ticked off many new states.
- Outdo yourself reading challenge 2015: aiming for 145, currently: 137 (137 in 2014)
- Good Reads Reading Challenge. I have set my challenge at 140. Currently : 137
- Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Completed in 2014
- 2015 Global Reading Challenge currently 14/21
- USA Fiction Challenge So far 21/51
- 2015 Aussie Author reading challenge aiming for 20. Currently 26 - completed
- 2015 Australian Women Writers Challenge aiming for 20. Currently 21 - completed
- British Books Challenge 2015 hosted by Fluttering Butterflies currently 57 - Completed
- Vintage Mystery BINGO 2015: Silver & Gold Edition currently 27
- 2015 Ebook Reading Challenge currently 66
- New to me authors - a personal challenge currently 54
- Not crime fiction - a personal challenge currently 4
- Nordic reading challenge - a personal challenge unless I find an "official" one, currently 16
- New Zealand reading challenge - again a personal challenge unless I can find someone hosting an "official" one. currently 3
- Translated crime fiction - a personal challenge that will overlap with many of the other reading challenges that I have undertaken. currently 22
- Snagged at the Library currently: 50
- 2015 Authors A to Z Reading Challenge currently: 21
- 2015 Mt TBR reading challenge. currently: 6 (Aiming for 12 at least)
- 2015 Historical Reading Challenge. Currently: 18
- Crime Fiction of the Year Challenge @ Past Offences - a monthly challenge. Each month features a particular year of publication: Currently: 11