I completed my reading goal for the year! On the Goodreads Reading Challenge, I had set my target at 135 books read in 2019. This morning, December 26, I completed the 135th: Big Stone Gap, by Adriana Trigiani.
This is not the first time I’ve read Big Stone Gap, and I do recommend it.
Some stats for the year:
- My first book of 2019 was The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt.
- Altogether, the books I read in 2019 totaled 35,668 pages.
- The longest book I read in 2019 was A Dance With Dragons, by George R.R. Martin (also a re-read, but Goodreads allows that). It clocks in at 1,125 pages.
- The shortest book I read this year was Mary Robinette Kowall’s First Flight, just 25 pages long.
- The oldest book of the year: Italy’s Great Horror of Earthquake and Tidal Wave,
by Jay Henry Mowbray, published in 1909, just a few months after the earthquake in question (which took place in December 1908).
Now to set my reading goal for 2020….
If you aren’t on Goodreads, you might want to check it out. The site makes it easy to keep track of your reading list, both what you’ve read and what you want to read, and also provides ways to interact with other readers (and authors) and even win free books.