Monday, January 3, 2011

December Book Tally & Year End Wrap Up

Books read in December:
An Artificial Night-Seanan McGuire
The Bleeding Dusk-Colleen Gleason
The Fall-Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan
Wishin' And Hopin'-Wally Lamb
It's Always Something-Gilda Radner
Kind-Holly Black
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
Industrial Magic-Kelley Armstrong
The Secret Life of Bees-Sue Monk Kidd (review coming next week)

Fantastic month. Nine this month. Bringing my yearly total to 78 books or 26,775 pages. I didn't meet my goal of a 100 books but I beat my last year total (52).
I read 20 off my Fill In The Gaps Challenge this year. I've read 30 so far off that list.
I love this wordle of the books I read in 2010.
Tomorrow I'll post about my favorites and not so favorites of 2010. But today I'll post about stats. This year, I kept better track about the books I read.
I had this fantasy of making up charts showing the different stats I kept track of (pages, gender of author, genre, year published) but the charts I made were a mess. The only one worth showing was the gender of authors:
The majority of books I read in 2010 were written by women. At the beginning of the year I wasn't sure how this would skew. It'll be interesting to see if it's similar next year.
The majority (92% or 72) of the books I read were written in the last decade (2000-2010). A lot of the books on my Fill In The Gaps challenge are older but I tend to read a lot of newer books (whatever catches my eye).
Sixteen of the books I read were nonfiction (memoirs, food, self help or general nonfiction). I've been noticing that nonfiction tends to be catching my eye a lot more than it used to. In 2010, I read more general fiction (10) and paranormal romance (11) than any other genre.  Seven of the books I read were graphic novels. I hope to double that number next year.
It was a great year. I'm looking forward to another fantastic year.


  1. Cool, charts would be fun to make. Then I could really see what I read more of

  2. how fun to have these statistics! i'm impressed w/ the number of nonfictions too!

  3. You are very organized!! Love it!! I think you had a great year of reading!!

  4. Awesome!! Congratulations!
    Reading more (or rather, making more time to read) is one of my goals this year. I love all of your reviews, so I have a few that you've liked that I'm excited to pick up!


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