2012 By The Numbers

After avidly reading all year round, admittedly with some lulls throughout, I thought I should break down my 2012 reading habits into some cute and concise charts for easy viewing.  I created these charts over a month ago, but I never got around to sharing them, so this post is long over-due. Let's just get to it, shall we?

I didn't listen to any audiobooks or read any e-books this year. I'm 100% fine with not reading an e-book, but I wouldn't mind listening to some audiobooks in 2013.

My favorite chart to make was the one displaying how many books I read by publication year. It opened my eyes to the fact that I did not read even one book published before the year 1950. Oh, I was all about the 20th and 21st centuries this year. I mean, that's fine since I was only reading for pleasure and challenging myself very little with what I read. However, 2013 will be the year I start introducing older texts back into my life. I was a huge fan of 18th century British literature during my undergrad days, and I wouldn't mind revisiting that time period again.

Also, while going through the list of books I read this year, I noticed they were all predominantly American lit., with a bit of Brit. lit. scattered here and there. The only multicultural literature I read was in graphic novel form. So, another one of my reading resolutions is to read some multicultural lit. in addition to older works.

I personally think I had an admirably strong reading year, though I feel there is always room to improve one's habits. Let's see what 2013 holds in store...

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