I want to state that "I've read 10 books this year", but the books in question can be both dead-wood books and audiobooks. Is there a verb that works here in place of 'read'? Maybe something like 'learned' or 'ingested' (eww)?
I've gone through 10 books this year.
I've gotten through 10 books this year.
I've finished 10 books this year.
I've made it through 10 books this year.
I've devoured 10 books this year.
'Read' seems applicable as a term for both audio and visual books because the etymology of 'read' does not suggest 'with your eyes only'. Secondly, The blind commonly refer to 'reading', and even 'seeing' with their fingers.
A jargonized word for using content of any kind is consume. Typically, however, this word is used in reference to others, like "Our users consume 25 hours of video, 55 hours of audio, and 500 pages ..." You probably don't want to say "I consumed 10 books last year." It just sounds weird in this context.
So I suggest, as other have, to simply say read or completed or gotten through. The actual media used is far less important than the knowledge you gleaned from it.
Why use just the one word? Why not say ''I've read or listened to 10 books this year''? The disadvantage of words like 'learned', 'studied', 'ingested', 'digested' is that you don't necessarily do all these things when you read/listen to a book. You might skim, scan, dislike or simply not get whatever it is you've been reading/hearing. You could use 'engaged' or 'interacted' but it would sound, to my ear at least, a little pretentious.
Perhaps taken in? Several of the definitions of this term could apply
- to admit; receive
- to include; comprise
- to understand; comprehend
I think you can also use: assimilate:
- To incorporate and absorb into the mind: assimilate knowledge.
- I have assimilated the content of 10 books this year