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My Year in Books at Goodreads
« on: December 29, 2017, 12:18:38 PM »
Fun stats. Shortest book was 7 pages, longest I read was 675 pages.
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https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2017/5730242

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Re: My Year in Books at Goodreads
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2017, 12:53:59 PM »
Nice list, I've read some of the ones you read this year and enjoyed them.

https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2017/5491287

I didn't read as many as I had originally planned this year. I kept finding myself not in the mood to read. Hopefully next year will be different.

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Re: My Year in Books at Goodreads
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2017, 03:01:36 PM »
Good list, Michelle. I see you read series. I have a hard time sticking with a series for some reason! lol But I know I need to write in series as so many people enjoy following the characters along from one book to another. Have a great 2018.

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Re: My Year in Books at Goodreads
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2017, 06:11:42 PM »
I think this is my list . . .

https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2017/25829420

I do have 3 more that I'm this close to finishing and probably will before Sunday night. :) Well, 2 of them for sure, maybe not the 3rd which is non-fiction and I don't dip into it as often.

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Re: My Year in Books at Goodreads
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2017, 10:45:02 PM »
Stats are fun. Here's my list: https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2017/4885619

I tried bumping up my reading goal this year and looks like I'll fall short for the first time. I'll try again next year. So many books to read!

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Re: My Year in Books at Goodreads
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2017, 09:22:03 AM »
Here's mine. I didn't even know they did this!

https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2017/3338358

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Re: My Year in Books at Goodreads
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2017, 10:13:42 AM »
Ann, I like your variety!
Jim, another ST and SW fan, cool! (Thanks for connecting on GR, too.)
Skip, yeah, GR stats are pretty neat - but they count everything the same (short stories, novellas, novels, books abandoned, etc).

So here's my "book report" that I boiled down, discounting the short stories.
http://www.lyndonperrywriter.com/2017/12/book-report-2017.html

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Re: My Year in Books at Goodreads
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2017, 10:15:55 AM »
Although I got to my goal, I still read way less than I wanted. But I read some books I didn't log as some were re-reads and it always messes up my numbers with calibre and booklikes. It must match or I get itchy.

https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2017/4129885

Sadly, one of favorite books I read this year was only read by 29 people. Ouch.

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Re: My Year in Books at Goodreads
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2017, 10:49:03 AM »
Cool, I had forgotten about this feature! Here's my link:

https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2017/3813919

I didn't make my goal, but about halfway through the year I decided to be more intentional about my reading and came up with a plan to do that. I am pretty happy with the books that I read.

Sadly, one of favorite books I read this year was only read by 29 people. Ouch.

My least popular book was only read by one other person, but it definitely wasn't a favorite! (It was an obscure technical book that wasn't that good anyway.)
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Re: My Year in Books at Goodreads
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2017, 11:04:15 AM »
It was great browsing through what others have read. Got a few entries for next year!

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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2017, 03:00:04 PM »

My least popular book was only read by one other person, but it definitely wasn't a favorite! (It was an obscure technical book that wasn't that good anyway.)
Funny thing is, that book was also the highest reviewed of the ones I read. So I guess us 29 that read it really liked it. :P

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Re: My Year in Books at Goodreads
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2018, 01:26:15 PM »
Oh, my, 131 books? You lapped me several times over. Still, I did discover some real gems this year.

https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2017/560780?utm_source=fb

By the way, I noticed that you read a book by Nabeel Qureshi. I haven't read any of his work, but did you know that he died last year? Sad. He was so young and gifted.

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Re: My Year in Books at Goodreads
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2018, 06:33:10 PM »
Only about 85 books - a lot of those were short stories that GR counts as full books.

And yes, I saw that Nabeel had died. Tough. I really liked both of his books. Recommended reading.

Oh, my, 131 books? You lapped me several times over. Still, I did discover some real gems this year.

https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2017/560780?utm_source=fb

By the way, I noticed that you read a book by Nabeel Qureshi. I haven't read any of his work, but did you know that he died last year? Sad. He was so young and gifted.

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Re: My Year in Books at Goodreads
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2018, 09:06:51 AM »
I love looking over other's lists!  :) Here's mine..... https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2017/2813551.
 
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