2013 was a great reading year for me. I read so much books (for pleasure) compared to previous years. I would attribute this to the fact that I have recovered from a reading rut and boy, does it feel good! What cured me? One word, people. One word. Murakami.
As for the details, I would let the image below speak for me ;)
Okay, I change my mind. Let me go into the details.
I love that I discovered so many new authors in 2013. Here’s my top ten new authors for the past year (I can’t believe I’m saying ‘past year’ already). I discovered Haruki Murakami this year and for that I’m thankful. The first book I read from his was his memoir, “What I Talk When I Talk About Running“. Also, I reunited with Stephen King (**sings “Reunited and it feels so good!”**). I read three books from him this year. So good to find a long-lost friend!
I participated in my very first readalong. We read 11/22/63 by Stephen King. That was great.
I started reading comics again and plan to read more this year. I’m pretty excited about reading more graphic novels and comics this year after joining the Graphics Novel Challenge hosted by Nicola.
2013 was also special because I started my blog on December 6. I just wanted to have an outlet for my thoughts and this blog is perfect. It’s a hobby that merges well with my love for reading. Perhaps you might have noticed how ‘casual’ I do my book reviews here. It’s because I feel that I am discussing the book with a friend rather than writing formal reviews. I like that I can share my thoughts on books and hopefully encourage discussions as I continue, so my reviews are usually aimed at those who already read the books.
The second part of this post will be posted soon.
I’m really looking forward to 2014. May books abound in our lives this coming year and may the books in your wishlists be made real in 2014!