1. How many books have you read so far this year?
69 books, comprising a total of 15.875 pages. (If you are curious about how my reading spreadsheet works, I made a video about it. You can download the spreadsheet here, and read the corresponding blog notes here.)
|Month||Number of books||Average of Pages||Min of Pages||Max of Pages||Sum of Pages||Percentage|
63,77% of the books were four-star, and 23,19% were five-star reads. 13,04% of my reads were just ok (three stars), and I did not have any two or one star reads so far this year.
|Publishing Year||Number of books||Percentage|
|Book Lenght||Number of books||Percentage|
|Source||Number of books||Percentage|
|Format||Number of books||Percentage|
|Author Nationality||Number of Books||Percentage|
|Gender||Number of books||Percentage|
2. What’s your favourite book so far this year?
3. What’s the most disappointing book you’ve read this year?
Paris Red by Maureen Gibbon (2014) & My Autobiography of Carson McCullers, by Jenn Shapland (2020)
4. What genre have you read most this year?
Literary fiction novels.
|Genre||Number of books||Percentage|
|– Literary Criticism||4||5,80%|
|– Literary journalism||1||1,45%|
|– Historical Fiction||1||1,45%|
|– Literary Fiction||19||27,54%|
|– Literary Fiction||3||4,35%|
5. Name a new favourite author that you’ve discovered this year.
6. What’s the most surprisingly good book you’ve read so far this year?
Comemadre, by Roque Larraquy (2018, tr. Heather Cleary. Original: La comemadre, 2010) & Die, My Love, by Ariana Harwicz (2017, tr. Sarah Moses & Carolina Orloff. Original: Matate, Amor, 2012)
7. What are your favourite and most anticipated 2020 releases?
- Summerwater, by Sarah Moss
- Summer, by Ali Smith
- To Be A Man: Stories, by Nicole Krauss
- Daddy, by Emma Cline
- The Liar’s Dictionary, by Eley Williams
- The Mission House, by Carys Davies
- A Lover’s Discourse, by Xiaolu Guo
- Dearly: New Poems, by Margaret Atwood
- Death in Her Hands, by Ottessa Moshfegh
- Jack, by Marilynne Robinson
- The Pull of the Stars, by Emma Donoghue
- Sisters, by Daisy Johnson
- Intimations: Six Essays, by Zadie Smith
8. What’s your next big priority for your reading?
Funny Weather: Art in an Emergency, by Olivia Laing (2020) & The Bass Rock, by Evie Wyld (2020)
9. What’s been your bookish highlight of the year so far?
- Co-hosting the SpringAThon on Instagram, together with Natalie and Emma (May 4th – 17th)
- Two movie adaptations: Wild Nights With Emily, by Madeleine Olnek (2018) & Little Women, by Greta Gerwig (2019)
10. Who do you tag?
Everyone who enjoyed reading this post 🙂