What drove the high months: July and January? Totally different things. January brought a good amount of fluff (Devil Wears Prada and Bridget Jones sequels, plus the Divergent series) that was easy to read fast. Not exactly an advertisement for the value of reading, but it was fun. July yielded solid books by good authors: David Sedaris, Khaled Hosseini, and Michael Pollan. These I gobbled up because I thought I'd want to based on past experience, even if the star ratings didn't pay off that well.
It seems like the goal for next year if I want to pump up the output is one of the following:
- Make more time for reading. This is what I should be doing all along. If you're following my other blog you are aware that the nursing-reading time will be back soon, so that's something.
- Read a bunch of trash. Trash is fast. But, really, is that the point?
- Get my favorite authors to write me some more books so I can enjoy them. Since I don't have their numbers, I think the best thing might be to go borrow/buy some other books by the authors in the three-to-four-star heap. My friend already started on another John Green novel--maybe I will, too.