Monday, January 02, 2012

By the Numbers
For the Year 2011

Total books read: 93. (My goal for the year was 104 books. As late as Thanksgiving, I thought I might meet that goal. Alas. My goal for 2012 will again be 104 books.)

Fiction: 81.
Non-fiction: 11.
Poetry: 1.

Audiobooks: 24. (I'm amazed that one-fourth of my total "reading" happened via my ears!)

On the Kindle: 6. (Obviously, my Kindle - which I've had since May - isn't replacing traditional books, but it is a nice addition.)

Books by male authors: 31.
Books by female authors: 62.
Anthologies: 1.
(Note: These numbers don't add up because one book I read - The Future of Us - was a collaboration between a woman and a man.)

Published in 2011: 24.
Published prior to 1990: 6.

Re-reads: 1.

Historical fiction: 15.

Biography, autobiography, or memoir: 7.

Young adult: 46. (Wow! Almost half of my reading was YA.)
Juvenile: 8.

Read for my Teaching Through Literature class: 7.
Read with the "book lunch girls" (aka Natalie's Book Club): 10.
Read with my long-time book club: 7.

5-star rating: 5. (These were The Handmaid's Tale, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Okay for Now, Open, and Sisterhood Everlasting.)
4-star rating: 66.
3-star rating: 22.

What were your reading numbers for 2011? What are your goals for 2012?


  1. Your total books read (93) is terrific! That's still a lot of books! Good luck with your goal this year. :)

  2. Joy: I'm only a little disappointed with the outcome. I do think that 2012 will be my year! :)

  3. Bravo!
    Is hiding in a corner with the few that I read...oh well...maybe this is my year!

  4. WOW! that's a lot of books! I love my kindle, but hate to say I have very little time to read. :(

  5. That's really impressive! I thought my 19 was pretty good! I've been keeping a list on my blog too. I wrote down the names of your 5 star books and want to check them out. I did read Hugo Cabret again this year and LOVED the movie! Thanks for your great blog!

  6. These are awesome numbers for the year!! More than half of my reads this year were via audio--love being able to multitask (ie, drive to work and "read" at the same time).

    Happy 2012!