After writing a couple reading challenge wrap-up posts, I’m a bit leery of writing another look back at 2013, but I wanted to check in with some statistics and my list of favorites for the year.
I reviewed a total of 52 books on Ms. Wordopolis Reads in 2013, and 25 of them were translations. Also, close to 50% of the authors were women: 24 by female authors, one by a pair of women, and one by a male and female duo. My books were set in 24 different countries, and the most-visited countries were the US (10), Sweden (7), and Norway (6). The statistic most surprising to me was that 33 of the books were by authors new-to-me (63%), but that shouldn’t be shocking because I was part of the Global Reading Challenge which was full of new-to-me authors for me.
I’ve written about my favorites of the year already in some challenge wrap-up and Crime Fiction Pick of the Month posts, so I’ll just list them below:
- Needle in a Haystack by Ernesto Mallo
- Behind the Night Bazaar by Angela Savage
- The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell
- Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller
- The Hanne Willhelmsen series by Anne Holt
Happy new year, and thanks for reading!