Everyone's doing a wrap-up post, with statistics and analyses and best-of lists. Do you all think more coherently than I do?
Anyway, since Goodreads crunches the numbers for you, I figured I might as well throw this out there. So here are my stats.
Total titles for the year (according to Goodreads): 132
But wait, some of those are books that I gave up on but logged anyway: 17
Okay, now how many were comics?: 38
(Slightly embarrassing aside: how many of those comics were from the Buffy franchise?: 18)
What about kids' books--like, chapter books from the children's section?: 11
And sometimes you put in a short story or novella: 8
So how many "actual" books does that leave?--YA, nonfiction, novels: 59
So much good stuff. Above were a few of my favorites--not necessarily my most-most favorite, but the ones that I am not seeing on everyone else's top 10 lists. Fangirl, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Saga, Eleanor & Park, Americanah--a lot of my favorite bloggers are raving about these, so I'll just add some to the mix.
I'm back in a groove with some great reads in process now, so hopefully there will be more posts to come. And I am already making a list of 2014 releases I can't wait for. In the meantime, happy new year, everyone!
(And, once again, I edited this because I left out a book!)