Thursday, January 07, 2010

Book Stats

2009 was the second year I kept track of my reading habits. For a book to count it had to be read cover to cover and finished in that year. If a book was started in 2008 but finished in 2009 it counts as a 2009 book. Here are the results:

Total Books Read:
2009 -72 books (including audio books, 63 without)
2008 -66 books

Non-Fiction Books Read:
2009 -15 books
2008 -13 books

Fiction Books Read:
2009 -57 books
2008 -53 books

2009 Stats:
Audio Books Listened To -9 books, I only started listening too audio books in June
Highest Reading Month – June with 10 books and 1 audio
Lowest Reading Month –March and May only 3 books each

2010 Reading Goals:
Read/Listen to 84 Books (7 books a month)
Read 6 Classical Novels
Read 20 Non-Fiction Books

2 comments:

Jecca said...

Oh my gosh, Liz! You put my efforts to shame. I aspire to be like you in this area. Great job! :)

Elizabeth said...

Sorry, not my intent. I really live an unbalanced life with lots of reading not much of anything else.

On a slightly related note, would you be interested in becoming a Gilmore girl with me…only in a reading sense? I was looking for a “books you must read” list and instead found Rory Gilmore’s reading list. Someone went through all seven season of the Gilmore Girls and compiled a list of every book mentioned (who has that much time?!?)

Someone else found the list and created a “Gilmore Girl Reading Challenge.” There are three levels:

Emily: Read 5 books from at least two different categories.

Lorelai: Read 10 books from at least three different categories.

Rory: Read 20 books from at least four different categories.

I should just blog about this.