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So, in 2014 I challenged myself to read 65 books in the Goodreads Reading Challenge. I didn't limit myself this time around, so it included re-reads, comics, short stories that I read outside anthologies for awards reading and even one magazine. I ended up reading 69 in total.

The thing I look at most, an author gender breakdown, is more unbalanced this year, but it's unbalanced in favour of female authors. Not surprising, considering I re-read some favourites, most of which are written by women. When it comes to edited works, if all listed editors are the same gender, they go into that category. If multiple genders are represented, they get their own category. The figures go like this:

Written/Edited by women: 54
Written/Edited by men: 9
Edited by multiple genders: 6

Very female heavy, no? Even when not re-reading old favourites, I think I instinctively tend to choose female authors, because it's what I've always read.

Now for some other stats breakdowns.

1 Magazine
7 Comics (a combination of trades and single volumes)
4 Anthologies (though 1 contained only 2 stories - To Spin A Darker Stair)
2 Individual Author Collections
9 pieces of short fiction of various lengths read for awards
4 works of Non Fiction
64 works of Fiction
1 work of both Fiction & Non Fiction
31 Re-reads
38 Previously Unread

For 2015, I am challenging myself to reading 70 'books'. I almost got there in 2014, after all.


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