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Karsyn's Kickass Jocoserious, Kooky, Jannock book blog: Wrapping Up 2014 ~ Looking Back at 310 Books

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wrapping Up 2014 ~ Looking Back at 310 Books

Hello all!

Here I am to wrap up a great year of books. I've seen a lot of people doing the same and the wrap-ups have been fun to read. Let's get into it.

Starting off my year, I was really into my video game, so I set my goal for the year low, at a jokey number between my hubby and I ~ 152. A little past mid year, I got back into my books, thanks to some GoodReads challenges, and increased my goal to 200. Once I passed that, I increased my goal again to 252, one hundred more than my original goal, and I left it there, despite passing it as well.

2014 Goal

2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Karsyn has
completed her goal of reading 252 books in 2014!

Breaking It Down ~ Reading Stats

  • 310 books Completed
  • 204 were Kindle Books
  • 106 were Audio Books
  • 151 Different Authors
  • 102 Women, 49 Men
  • 107 New-to-Me Authors, accounting for 196 of books read
  • 11 Re-reads (HP series, The Night Circus & 3 to re-start series)
  • 56 Comics Completed

Since I've already posted a bunch of the "Best of", I'm not going to post my top books here. Instead, you'll see them again during my upcoming posts for the 2014 Best Books Bracket Challenge.

I only started blogging in March, so I hadn't joined any of the year long challenges, except the one I just mentioned. From the challenges I've been seeing for 2015 though, I doubt I'll join many year long ones, and the ones I have are just about reading as many as you can (both my GoodReads year challenge, another 200+ books challenge and the audiobooks challenge).

I do love the smaller events, with the read-a-thons. I have joined in both Dewey's and Bout of Books, and a few smaller events. All my read-a-thons have been great successes for me, and I loved meeting people during them. They were so much fun, and I look forward to more. Here's what my read-a-thons looked like ~

Dewey's April 2014 Stats ~
  • I read for 20 Hours
  • I completed 5 books
  • I read 1,083 pages

Bout of Books 10 Stats ~
  • I completed 4 BoB RaT Challenges
  • I read for 47 Hours
  • I completed 17 books
  • I read 4796 pages
  • I completed 7 novels, 2 novellas & 1 short story on my Kindle Fire
  • I listened to 7 novella audiobooks (the Lemony Snicket series)

Bout of Books 11 Stats ~
  • I completed 3 BoB RaT Challenges
  • I read for 62 Hours
  • I completed 20 books
  • I completed 7 comics
  • I read 5,117 pages (not including comics)
  • I completed 10 novels, 3 novellas & 1 short story on my Kindle Fire
  • I listened to 5 novels & 1 novella as audiobooks

Dewey's October 2014 Stats ~
  • I read for 18 Hours & 30 Minutes
  • I completed 8 books
  • I read 1,450 pages

Breaking It Down ~ Blogging Stats

  • I have posted 254 blog posts
  • KaKiJoKoJa was created March 12, 2014
  • I have posted 52 Book Reviews
  • I have 48 Followers on Bloglovin' (I'm proud of that, tho would love more)

My favorite Bookish Posts ~

Favorite Random (non-bookish) Posts ~

What did your 2014 Look Like?!

Onward to 2015.

1 comment:

  1. So. Many. Books. Well done! Happy New Year! See you next week for the start of the BOTY Bracket Challenge!