2009 Reading Summary
At some point (oh, about two or three weeks in), this blog that started out as a purely opinions blog (with a focus on libraries) turned into an about 50% book blog. This really shouldn’t have surprised me. I mean a librarian with a blog about opinions is going to *gasp* review books? Say it ain’t so.
Being the reading freak that I am, I keep track of the books that I read over on LibraryThing. I just finished a book, and I doubt I’ll finish another one in 2009, so without further ado, here are my reading stats for 2009.
Total Books Read: 52
Average Books Per Month: 4.33
Month Most Read: August with 10 (The only month I didn’t have school? Surprise, surprise).
Month Least Read: January with 1 (I was really sick).
Genres (some books counted as multiple genres):
–Romance: 12 (This really surprised me!)
–Classics: 5 (Pleasantly surprised by this).
5 Star Reads:
–The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, review
–Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
–The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
Honorable Mention with 4.5 Stars:
–Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Read and Reviewed on This Blog: 27
I’m not the type to set goals for myself with reading, since I do it for fun. However, I will try to work in a few more nonfiction books as I’m a big believer in life-long learning. I do think this is a bit skewed since a lot of my nonfiction reading is in the form of current scholarly journals as opposed to books. I also think a book a week is a good pace for reading to still be enjoyable, but also not a neglected hobby. We’ll see if I naturally speed up or slow down next year. If you guys have any suggestions as far as specific books or genres for me to try in 2010, I welcome them!