Saturday, January 9, 2010

2009, Year in Review

You would think that by having a blog about the books that I read that I could easily put together a post about how many and what kind I read last year. I don't know how everyone else blogs but I do it so haphazardly that it's like every other unorganized mess in my life. So I'm going to make an effort to give some stats on my books of 2009 but don't quote me on any of it. :)

Total books read: 72
Books finished: 68

Audiobooks: 29 (It surprised me as I started counting these. This is close to half of the books I read this year. )
Young Adult/Middle Reader: 20
Book club: 10 (2 of the 12 were read last year)
Jan.--The Ladies Auxiliary by Tova Mirvis
Feb.--The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Mar.--The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
Apr.--My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
May--The Miracles of Santo Fico by D.L. Smith
June--Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
July--The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer, Annie Barrows
Aug.--Precious Bane by Mary Webb
Sept.--Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Oct.--And Then There Were None Agatha Christie
Nov.--Follow the River by James Alexander Thom
Dec.--Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton

Ladies Auxiliary by Tova Mirvis
My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
Precious Bane by Mary Webb
A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban
Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (I never reviewed this one?!)
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

New authors (to me) that I'd like to read more from:
Janette Rallison
Chaim Potok
Elizabeth Gaskell
Mary Webb
Alan Bradley
P.G. Wodehouse
Alan Paton
Suzanne Collins

1 comment:

Sharon said...

I don't know how you and other people can put this type of list together, but I'm glad you did.