Another year has ended, which means that another reading challenge has also ended.
For 2016 my reading challenge was to read more than 40000 pages, each month pick a theme from a pre-made list and read at least 4 books related to that theme and, as always, do not forget my ongoing series.
Statistics for 2016:
Books read: 119
Pages read: 41904
Themes finished: 13
Books abandoned: 2
Series finished: 23
New authors: 46
Not bad. However, the series finished statistic is a bit misleading. I also counted series as finished when a new book came out in a series I was already up to date on. I didn’t do too well with series that were already ongoing at the start of 2016.
I liked the theme challenge, but I found that over the course of the year I felt it kept me from reading what I really wanted to read. Because I managed to cross off two themes in one month multiple times I was able to take both September and December off from this challenge, which was a good thing.
I was surprised at the number of new authors, I think the theme challenge encouraged me to find new authors. Some were okay, but I also found a couple of new favourite authors. Such as Tamara Thorne, Alistair Cross, Amy Cross, Jussi Adler-Olsen and Michael Richan. Not bad for a just one year.