Saturday, January 01, 2011

Out With the Old (Stats), In With the New

Happy New Year, everybody! Thanks for making life here at BBB so fun for me last year. I appreciate your support. I hope you're looking forward to 2011 as much as I am - I'm planning lots of reviews, giveaways, author interviews and more. You're definitely going to want to stay tuned.

Speaking of last year, how did you all do reading-wise? What were your favorite books? What are your reading/reviewing resolutions for 2011?

I ended up falling 15 books short of my goal to read 200. Oh well. I still managed to do pretty well. I'm going to roll over my 2010 goal and see if I can hit 200 this year.

I read 185 books in 2010. That's 45 more than last year and 70 more than in 2008. Wow! Even I'm impressed. Of the 185:
  • 173 (94%) were fiction, 12 (6%) were non-fiction
  • 51 (28%) were adult books, 105 (57%) were YA, and 29 (16%) were children's/middle grade - I don't include picture books when compiling my yearly stats
  • 143 (77%) were written by women, 36 (19%) by men, 3 (2%) by a woman/woman team, 1 (.5%) by a man/woman team,1 (.5%) by a woman/woman/man team, and 1 (.5%) by a man/man/woman team
  • 107 (58%) books were sent to me for review, 49 (26%) came from the library and 29 (16%) were from my personal bookshelves
  • 21 (11%) of the books were written by LDS authors
  • 170 (92%) of the books' authors were from the U.S., 5 (3%) from England, 2 (1%) from Wales, 2 (1%) from Ireland, 2 (1%) from India, 1 (.5%) from New Zealand, 1 (.5%) from Australia, 2 (1%) from Germany, 1 (.5%) from Poland, 1 (.5%) from South Africa, and 1 (.5%) from France

Books I read in 2010 are listed below. Asteriks denote favorites.


185. How to Be Totally Miserable by Jon Bytheway
184. Gentlemen by Michael Northrup
183. America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right On the Money by Steve & Annette Economides
182. Empty by Suzanne Weyn
181. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
180. Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi*
179. Rules by Cynthia Lord*
178. Fallen Angel by Heather Terrell
177. Brava, Valentina by Adriana Trigiani
176. Starfish by James Crowley
175. The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
174. How to Survive Middle School by Donna Gephart
173. The Year of Goodbyes by Debbie Levy
172. Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
171. Me, the Missing, and the Dead by Jenny Valentine*
170. The Neighbors Are Watching by Debra Ginsberg
169. When Santa Fell to Earth by Cornelia Funke
168. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson*
167. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
166. This Isn't What It Looks Like by Pseudonymous Bosch*
165. Lucy the Giant by Sherri L. Smith*
164. Blueberry Muffin Murder by Joanne Fluke
163. Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord*
162. The Trouble With Half A Moon by Danette Vigilante
161. The Clockwork Three by Matthew J. Kirby
160. Matched by Ally Condie*
159. The Meanest Doll in the World by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin and Brian Selznick
158. The Coupon Mom's Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills In Half by Stephanie Nelson
157. The Clone Codes by Frederick, Patricia and John McKissack
156. Jane by April Lindner
155. The Secret of Ka by Christopher Pike
154. Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith*
153. Front and Center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
152. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher*
151. Evermore by Alyson Noel
150. The Recipe Club by Andrea Israel and Nancy Garfinkel
149. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
148. Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
147. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
146. Dear America: The Diary of Piper Davis by Kirby Larson
145. I Survived: The Sinking of The Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis
144. Faithful Place by Tana French*
143. Girl, Stolen by April Henry
142. Hummingbirds by Joshua Gaylord
141. Soulstice by Simon Holt
140. The Off Season by Catherine Gilbert Murdock*
139. Thirteen Days to Midnight by Patrick Carman
138. Traitor by Gudrun Pausewang
137. Countdown by Deborah Wiles
136. The Devouring by Simon Holt*
135. Delcroix Academy: The Candidates by Inara Scott
134. The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
133. Wicked Girls by Stephanie Hemphill
132. Spider Bones by Kathy Reichs
131. Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham
130. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
129. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare*
128. Chasing Orion by Kathryn Lasky
127. Chosen by Chandra Hoffman
126. Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler
125. Fablehaven: Rise of the Evening Star (Book 2) by Brandon Mull
124. Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
123. Come Sunday by Isla Morley
122. The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst
121. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
120. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collns*
119. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins* (re-read)
118. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins* (re-read)
117. Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
116. Take Me With You by Carolyn Marsden
115. She's Gone Country by Jane Porter
114. Plus by Veronica Chambers
113. Courting Miss Lancaster by Sarah M. Eden*
112. Touch by Francine Prose
111. Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
110. Firelight by Sophie Jordan*
109. Jellicoe Road by melina Marchetta*
108. Annexed by Sharon Dogar
107. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
106. Skunk Girl by Sheba Karim
105. Georgia's Kitchen by Jenny Nelson
104. Rowan the Strange by Julie Hearn*
103. Jericho Walls by Kristi Collier*
102. Fragile by Lisa Unger
101. Thumbing Through Thoreau compiled by Kenny Luck
100. I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan
99. The Passage by Justin Cronin
98. The Space Between Trees by Katie Williams
97. Beauty by Robin McKinley
96. Everlasting by Angie Frazier
95. Tweet Heart by Elizabeth Rudnick*
94. Sell-Out by Ebony Joy Wilkins
93. Dark Life by Kat Falls
92. I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells
91. Simply From Scratch by Alicia Bessette*
90. Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams
89. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin*
88. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
87. Heist Society by Ally Carter*
86. Purge by Sarah Darer Littman
85. The Enemy by Charlie Higson*
84. The Silence of God by Gale Sears*
83. My Double Life by Janette Rallison
82. A Summer in Sonoma by Robyn Carr*
81. The Compound by S.A. Bodeen
80. The Burning Wire by Jeffery Deaver
79. Numbering All the Bones by Ann Rinaldi*
78. Moonlight Road by Robyn Carr*
77. Stolen by Lucy Christopher*
76. Good Things I Wish You by A. Manette Ansay
75. Whistling in the Dark by Lesley Kagen
74. Tomorrow River by Lesley Kagen*
73. Shine, Coconut Moon by Neesha Meminger
72. Wish by Alexandra Bullen
71. Coop by Michael Perry
70. The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
69. Black Water Rising by Attica Locke
68. Birth Marked by Caragh M. O'Brien*
67. The House On Olive Street by Robyn Carr
66. After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick*
65. My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison
64. The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams*
63. The Stormchasers by Jenna Blum*
62. Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum*
61. Mistwood by Leah Cypress*
60. Mother's Daze by Jane Isfeld Still
59. Angel's Peak by Robyn Carr*
58. Princess for Hire by Lindsey Leavitt
57. The Way He Lived by Emily Wing Smith
56. Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten
55. A Blue So Dark by Holly Schindler*
54. The Ocean Between Us by Susan Wiggs
53. Midnighters: The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld
52. Albatross by Josie Bloss
51. A Golden Web by Barbara Quick
50. Disappearance by Judy Watson (Blundell)
49. Premonitions by Judy Watson (Blundell)
48. The Tricking of Freya by Christina Sunley
47. The Treasures of Weatherby by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
46. The Line by Teri Hall
45. 12 Finally by Wendy Mass
44. 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass
43. What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
42. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare*
41. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare*
40. The Hidden Girl: A True Story of the Holocaust by Lola Rein Kaufman with Lois Metzger
39. Pieces of Sky by Kaki Warner*
38. Forbidden Falls by Robyn Carr*
37. This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer*
36. Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White
35. Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu*
34. The Earth, My Butt, And Other Big, Round Things by Carolyn Mackler*
33. Wake by Lisa McMann
32. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
31. Lies by Michael Grant*
30. Captivate by Carrie Jones
29. House Rules by Jodi Picoult
28. Heaven by Angela Johnson
27. The Girl with the Mermaid Hair by Delia Ephron*
26. Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez
25. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare*
24. The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
23. Almost Home by Pam Jenoff
22. Sent by Margaret Peterson Haddix
21. The Diplomat's Wife by Pam Jenoff
20. My Ridiculous Romantic Obsessions by Becca Wilhite
19. Hunger by Michael Grant
18. The Dead & the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
17. Chasing Normal by Lisa Papademetriou
16. In the Company of Angels by David Farland
15. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer*
14. Gone by Michael Grant*
13. The First Part Last by Angela Johnson*
12. The Cradle by Patrick Somerville
11. Lockdown by Walter Dean Myers
10. June Bug by Chris Fabry*
9. Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton
8. Sing Me to Sleep by Angela Morrison*
7. The Penderwicks of Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall*
6. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall*
5. The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Kidnapped by Yxta Maya Murray
4. Call Me Kate by Molly Roe
3. The Evolution of an Identity by Diya Das
2. Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat? by Claire Mysko and Migala Amadei
1. Ruined by Paula Morris

8 comments:

  1. Holy cow! That is one big number of books read. I kind of wanted to do a stats for my books read in 2010 but it completely slipped my mind. Those stats are so interesting. How did you manage to calculate all that??? By hand? Seems like a big task!

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  2. That is a lot of books, Susan! I'm very impressed. I discovered that I read a very, very high number of women authors - 93 out of 114. And yet, several of my favorites were written by men.

    I'm hoping to read a lot from my own shelves.

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  3. Cialina - LOL. Thanks! I think it amounts to about one book every other day. Crazy. Yes, I did calculate the stats myself (which is why they're probably off!) - it wasn't too tough since I keep an ongoing list of books read at the bottom of my blog.

    Kay - It IS a lot of books. A crazy lot. I'm not sure what my stats show - that my reading is not very diverse,I guess!

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  4. Thanks for reading those books so I can cut through the crud. I have no idea how you read that much.

    Can't wait for 2011's BBB reviews!

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  5. Yowza, you read a lot of books this year. Makes my 73 books seem paltry, although that's a lot for me. I was honored to appear on your list this year. Hope 2011 is filled with good health, happiness and even more BOOKS!

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  6. How do you read so many books, so fast!? Are you a super fast reader...did you listen to some of them??? I need to know. I can barely read 25 or so a year...pathetic, I know.

    natalie_nielson@hotmail.com

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  7. Extremely impressive. I don't know that I can ever get past my 100 book a year goal, but maybe some day?

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  8. Holy Moly!!! You may want to consider my bookmark break challenge if you read this much! It's a challenge to keep track of all the books you read in 2011 and if you can beat me (which by this list YOU CAN!) I will feature your blog and post your button for a whole year!!! Come check it out if you are interested!!! Here's the link...

    http://whosyoureditor.blogspot.com/2011/01/wyes-bookmark-break-challenge-2011.html

    AubrieAnne

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