Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Book Worm Wednesday

So today is a scheduled blog day hopefully my first of many. My idea for this day is to blog about what I am reading, post reviews and hopefully give good recommendations if I have any.

This year has been and probably will be the best year of reading in my entire life. Although I did not enjoy my time in the call centre it gave me the chance to read so many books that I had been wanting to read for so long.

During the 8 months I was at the call centre this year I read 49 books. It averages out at just over a book a week. There were some weeks were I read masses because there was so little work I had to do something to pass the time. Although I really enjoyed reading so much at the same time it was frustrating that something I love become something I did to pass time as opposed to something I did as a past time.

During the 2 1/2 months working at school I have read 6 books. This seems alot more normal to me and I have enjoyed reading for enjoyment again rather then reading so the days do not drag on and on.

This so far brings my grand total of books read in 2012 to 55. To be honest I doubt I will ever achieve this kind of figure again. I imagine I will forever look back at 2012 as the peak in my reading years. I have enjoyed the variety of books I managed to read.

A notable accomplishment for me was reading The Lord of the Rings. I have been desperate to read this trilogy since the first film came out over 10 years ago. I have had several attempts which I failed at about chapter 7.  With the ample time available at the call centre I powered through and soon had finished both books in about 8 days. When you read solidly for almost 8 hours its amazing how much you can get through.

Even with all these amazing reads behind me I am excited to now be reading at a slower pace and really enjoying taking my time with books. I am trying to set a reading list for 2013 so if you have any recommendations please let me know as I love trying new authors and new genres. I am midway through a few series so I have a couple more on my list for 2012.

Below I have found this handy widget showing a display of the front covers of my reads this year. I tracked them for a while on good old fashioned notepaper but on discovering Goodreads I tracked this years books using this handy little app.

Read in 2012
The Girl Who Played With Fire
The Killing Hour
Never Look Away: A Thriller
If I Stay
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Novice
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The Return of the King
Before I Go To Sleep
The Midwife's Confession
The High Lord
Sing You Home
The Hunger Games
Love You More
The Two Towers
Something Borrowed
The Interpretation of Murder

Read in 2012 »

Currently Reading: Eldest by Christopher Paolini


  1. Lydia, 55 books is incredible, you have put me to shame haha, I've read like 9 maybe? Ooops.

    1. Thanks Emma, I think I might aim to round it off with 60 for the whole year but need to hurry up with The Inheritance Cycle series I am reading! I doubt I will even manage half this number again! Did you enjoy what you read that is the important thing!