In 2012, I'm not sure I read much of anything except whatever the internet happened to be talking about. It was a busy year, and our local library had a terrible lack of English books available on both Overdrive and on their shelves. Quebec was tougher on my book-devouring habit than I had thought possible.
This past year I rediscovered reading (also, free time) and started reading everything I could get my hands on (my Pocket app tells me I read more than 700,000 words in longreads alone). I also started obsessively tracking all of the books I read, and for the last twelve months, that turned out to be just over 50. I had set a goal of 65, but don't feel the least bit bad about failing to meet it.
Some of it was escapist fluff (we all have our vices, right? Mine is crime novels.) and others were some of the most delightful, impactful writing I've read in a long time. Easy favourites would be Curtis Sittenfeld's Sisterland, Kate Pullinger's Mistress of Nothing, Nino Ricci's The Origin of Species, The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman, and Ruth Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being. View the full list of books.
This year's goal is 52 books - one per week, and I've already finished book #4. Want to follow along? I'll be keeping track on Goodreads.