I read 64 books last year. That would average a little over 5 a month. Not bad. Most were fiction. Only 1 was a classic, even though I was determined to work some classics into my reading.
I never set a number for the year. I read a great deal and have no doubt my list for 2013 will be long. But I do hope to read more non-fiction and classics this year. I love love love fiction and confess it is my escape from the stresses of life, but I really do want to ingest some works from days gone by that I have never read.. many are considered Children's books. My 1 classic last year was Anne of Green Gables. I loved it! Despite the fact that I majored in English Literature and have always been a bookworm, there are many many treasures I have missed... like Little Women! How did I grow up and not read that!? So I will strive to read more classics... no set number, that sets me up to fail! Just more than last year's tally of 1!
I also enjoy non-fiction and use to read a great deal more of it. Part of the problem is my lack of free time for reading and the fact that I teach Bible study. I love doing that, but it requires a great deal of non-fiction reading and digging and so when I do have time to read, I want something lighter and less taxing on the brain. Still.. I get so much from non-fiction books, so I will read more of them this year. I have no idea how many I read in 2012 (forgot to tally that up), but I will strive to read at least 1 non-fiction a month. Right now I am in the throws of Christine Caine's Undaunted. Very good book!
Looking forward to enjoying more and more of the written Word in 2013!