Wednesday, January 11, 2012

2011 reading analysis

All of these statistics are down from last year, but I think I have a pretty good excuse as to why. I still met my reading goals for 2011.
  • Total # of Books Started and Finished = 22 read and 7 audio for a GRAND TOTAL of 29
  • Average # of Books Read Per Month = 1.83 (read) or 2.42 (read/listened to)
  • Best Reading Month = January (7)
  • Worst Reading Month = December (0)
  • Total Pages Read This Year = 7,805
  • Average Pages Per Book =354
  • Average Pages Read Per Day = 21
  • Average Pages Read Per Month = 650
  • Total # of Fiction Books Read = 15 (+7 listened to)
  • Total # of Nonfiction Books Read = 7
  • Total # of Classics = 8 (also included in the fiction tally)
  • Total # of Books Reread = 0
  • Total # of Chunksters (450+ pages) Read = 4
  • FAVORITE read of 2011: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Lesson learned: Don't select a tome for a married reading challenge and expect it to go smoothly!
2011 lacked a book craze like past years, probably because I didn't read enough. I need to work on that. I'm ready to get obsessed by a book and/or series again--I'm due! Any recommendations?


allison kee said...

Hunger Games series if you haven't read that already, State of Wonder by (Nashville resident) Ann Patchett, and lastely Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott. It is a great book about the first year of her son's life.

kerryandtorey said...

I heard the story of Amanda Hocking's series on NPR ( but have not bought one of her ebooks yet.

Also, I liked Cutting for Stone and the Tennis Partner by Abraham Verghese.

Amy Hill said...

I've been re-reading the Clan of the Cave Bear series again.There's a new sixth book that just came out this year that I haven't read yet. Can't wait! Good job on your reading. In a few years, you'll be able to get back into reading again. I started keeping track of my reading after being inspired by you. This past year I read 29 books.

I've been thinking about you and wondering how going back to work has been for you and Mason. Hope all is well!