It’s almost 2014! Last day of 2013!
It looks like I will surpass my Goodreads goal of 100. I read 148 books this year, added two more DNFs to my list this weekend to make 33, and my grand total is 115 books finished. That would be the biggest change in my reading pattern. Lots of books I put down– mostly due to content. I’ve also noticed I am reading a lot more indie and self-published titles, due to finding and highlighting free and discounted kindle books. I read most on my i phone and i pad for convenience. My nook has all but gone by the wayside because it kept breaking down on me. So less business to Barnes and Noble, more to Amazon. But, interestingly, I’ve found too much e reading affects my sleep and makes it hard for me to “shut off” my brain at night.
Overall, I am still a lover of paper bound books and they are my preferred reading platform. I hope publishers don’t make a complete shift away from them in the future for cost purposes, because I plan to always build my library shelves with physical copies!
My number one book source for favorite books of this year was BEA. I was far more selective about what I picked up this year and those I picked were those I loved. Number 2 source was paper bound advanced reading copies for blog tours and reviews from publishers. Publicists- your job does matter and outreach to bloggers increases reviews and sales! Number three was e copies I chose for review from Netgalley or purchased, number four the library– and last, but not least, audio books. I have a hang up with voices reading aloud I think. But my children LOVE them and we used them a lot en route to school.
I managed to pick up some AMAZING books in 2013 and here they are…
What were your favorites of 2013? Leave me your post link.
I would love to add them to my TBR list for 2014.