#DiscussionSunday – TCL’s Book Blogger Hop #8 and #LetsDiscuss2021 #15!


Book Blogger Hop

Topic for the week of December 17-23, 2021:

How many books have you read this year (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews).

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, I relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

Discussion Sunday 2021

Book Blogger Hop topic Topic for the week of December 17-23, 2021:

How many books have you read this year (Submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)?

Well, that’s a deceptively simple question.

DISCLAIMER: I’m writing this on December 12, and scheduling it ahead of time (due to some expected family obligations), so the stats might change slightly by the time this is published!

My answer, according to Goodreads, is 72 books (albeit, some where very short)! My goal for 2021 was 64 books (because I turned 64 this past year). In addition, I DNF another FIVE books!

Well, that’s a short answer, so let’s beef it up a bit with some graphics. I’m not sure if you can tell from this first one just how many books I read in each genre (the colors are a bit strange) but I can’t figure out how to fix that. Still, I think it gives you a rough idea (34 Historical Fiction, 20 Literary Fiction). I’m a touch unhappy with this because I couldn’t give more than one genre to each book.


However, my ratings breakdown came out better:



There’s also this:


And, well… that’s it, really!

What about you? Did you read more books than last year, or fewer? How many did you want to read? How many did you finish?

Thanks again to Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer for this blog hop, and Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews for the topic!

You can join this blog hop here!

This post is also my 15th entry in the 2021 Discussion Challenge, hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight!



13 thoughts on “#DiscussionSunday – TCL’s Book Blogger Hop #8 and #LetsDiscuss2021 #15!

  1. I am keeping stats as I go along (but not on genre as such, well, not dividing the fiction at least) and willy try to put something together on 1 Jan along with my best-of. I compare to last year then, but I can already see I’ve read more books in total, and more nonfiction than fiction. So there’s that!

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  2. Well done for surpassing your target, and it looks from your ratings as if you enjoyed most of what you read too which is the all-important stat! I always set myself a target of 125 and nearly always fall short – this year I expect to end up about seven books behind but I’m happy with that since I had a major reading slump in the summer. Here’s to more books, and more stats, next year!

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  3. I haven’t counted yet but I think I’ve read about 45-50. I’ve finished them all and some of them were pretty long. I had a good number of five-star reads which makes the year even better. I’m impressed with your reading – I’m going to try to read more in 2022!

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  4. I love the idea of using your age as a reading goal and well done for surpassing it. I set myself quite a high goal, it has been achievable in previous years (185) but this year I won’t make that, I have been distracted by quite a lot of things, mainly my enjoyment in the garden and helping out on my brother-in-laws farm after he had a hernia operation. I don’t mind having to reduce my goal, I have enjoyed my time doing alternative things.

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    1. See? No matter how many books we read, we’re all winners, because reading is a pleasure. Doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy other things as well, and be proud of our accomplishments in those areas as well.

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