2010 Reading Summary
Given that tomorrow is the last day of the 2010, and I’m fairly certain I won’t be finishing any more books by then; it’s time for the annual books read over the course of the year post!
Last year, I read a grand total of 52 books. This year? Oh, that number went up. :-)
Total Books Read: 70
Average Books Per Month: 5.833
Month Most Read: April with 10 (I….have no idea why? I think that may have been the month I discovered the Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series, actually. That would explain it).
Month Least Read: Tie between February and September with 3 each. (Those were both heavy grad school months. That explains that).
–traditional print: 44
–graphic novel: 8
Genres (some books count in multiple genres):
–scifi:19 (The winner for the second year running!)
–contemporary: 13 (This was out of left field. I blame Scott Pilgrim. Again).
–horror: 9 (I read far less horror than I thought I did).
Vampires vs. Zombies vs. Aliens vs. Demons:
–aliens: 8 (Pretty surprised by this, but I guess I shouldn’t be given the scifi count).
–zombies: 2 (Saddened by this. Need. More. Zombies!)
5 Star Reads (15 of them!):
–Alien Tango by Gini Koch, review
–Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, review
–Battle Royale Ultimate Edition Volume 1 by Koushun Takami, review
–The Buddha and The Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder Through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, and Online Dating by Kiera Van Gelder, review
–Cold Comfort Farm Stella Gibbons, review
–The Dark Tower by Stephen King, review
–Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, review
–House of Stairs by William Sleator, review
–I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells, review
–Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue, review
–Scott Pilgrim Volume 6: Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour by Bryan Lee O’Malley, review
–A Tale of Two Demon Slayers by Angie Fox, review
–To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis, review
–Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy, review
–The World Inside by Robert Silverberg, review
Read and Reviewed on This Blog: 69
Overall, this was definitely a much stronger reading and blogging year! My total books read went up by 18 books. That’s pretty drastic! I’ve also broadened what types of formats I read in. I started out the year trying audiobooks, but switched half-way through the year to eBooks. At the beginning of the year, I didn’t like eBooks, but I have to say I enjoy them now. I especially enjoy them for those books you know you’ll only read once for fun. It’s kind of like paying for a movie ticket. I do wish I’d hit at least 10 graphic novels. I’ll have to work on that next year! I enjoy the format, but they’re expensive. Since my local branch of the public library has reopened, I may take advantage of it for those. I also really need to read more zombie books since I enjoy the movies so much. Overall, though, I’m really happy! My reading amount has increased, and it’s also become more varied. Stay tuned for my reading goals for 2011 post! Any suggestions for my 2011 reading?