READING BY YEAR


We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet
For books of auld lang syne . . . 

I've kept a running list of the books I've read since 2004. I typically read 100 to 110 books a year, about half with my eyes and half with my ears. 
 
My rating system is a thing its own and ever evolving. I used to reserve five stars for classic books or very, very few all-time favorites. Here is a link to the star rating system I used for years, but I'm now  moving away from this system. In 2019, I started being freer with stars, but my system was still my own.

In 2020, I switched from stars to rating books with roses, since this is Rose City Reader. Because of the oddball way I rate books, I often rate a book four stars here but five stars on goodreads and amazon. So I decided to use roses here and at least make them look different.

The links below go to posts listing the books I read each year, in the order I read them, with my rating for each book. The lists include links to related posts, like books reviews, author interviews, author bibliographies, prize lists, or related "must read" lists.

MY READING LISTS BY YEAR
I started keeping the list in a pretty spiral notebook. But I switched to LibraryThing when that came around in 2006 because I can use it to track all sorts of book data in addition to books read. I love the searchable spreadsheet format of LibraryThing. You can choose what information to put on your spreadsheet, so in addition to titles, authors, and dates read, I can keep track of cover images, page numbers, publication dates, my own tags, and a dozen or more other categories.





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