Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Book Stats

I am shamelessly stealing this from Marie.  I've enjoyed reading her recaps the last few years and decided to modify her wrap up for my own selfish use. ;)

How many books read in 2012? - As of December 28th, 37. Yikes.  Less than last year's 44 that is for sure! I definitely went in spurts while reading and sometimes I went days without reading. NO no no, not happening again!

How many fiction and non fiction? 3 non-fiction and the other 34 were fiction.  I'm not much of a non-fiction reader and when I am, they tend to be memoirs! Which were 2 of the 3 non-fiction!

Male/Female author ratio? 14 men (actually less because I read 2 books by Mark Gilleo and 3 by Jonathan Kellerman), 23 books by women (also less because I read multiple books written by Lisa Gardner)  For some reason, I've been turned off by male writers in the last few years. 

Favorite book of 2012? This is hard. I'll probably go with Still Alice by Lisa Genova.  I didn't read anything that really blew me away but this one, Sarah's Key, The Violets of March and Gone Girl were all faves!

Least favorite? Probably The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coehlo.  I just could NOT get into it.

Any that you simply couldn’t finish and why? I don't think I did start and stop any this year.  But if it weren't for book club I would not have finished The Devil and Miss Prym, The Drowning Tree or I'm not Scared.

Longest and shortest book titles?  Gone or Hide by Lisa Gardner for the shortest and the longest would be We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver or Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady by Florence King.

How many books from the library? 18! I used the library a lot this year!

How many books read did I purchase? 7 and 3 were used, which is impressive for me!

How many were gifts? 3

How many were given to me for reviews? 4

How many books read on kindle? 2 (I am so not an e-reader person!)

Any re-reads? I did re-read The Year of Fog for book club because it had been 4 years since I had read it and I needed a refresher!

Which countries did you go to through the page in your year of reading? Brazil, United States, Russia, Pakistan, France, Canada, Great Britain, Italy, and Iran

Which book wouldn’t you have read without someone’s specific recommendation? The Devil and Miss Prym or I'm not Scared

2012 TOP TEN Book Events in The Many Thoughts of a Reader's Book Life - in no particular order:

1. Starting up my own Books & Bars book club
2. Continuing our online group read
3. Finally going to my library's used book sale and stocking up on books
4. Reading to my daughter
5. Watching my daughter 'read' books
6. Getting my students to fall in love with The Gingerbread Man
7. Reading on the beach at Anna Maria Island
8. Discussing I'm Not Scared on a pontoon boat while drinking Summer Shandy for book club
9. Getting over people excited to read by sharing my blog
10. Meeting new people through books!

Did you read more books by males or females? What was a top moment in your book life in 2012?

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