Monday, January 7, 2013

Crunching the Numbers

I finally got around to crunching the numbers and looking at some of the statistics I keep regarding the books I read.  I didn't read as many books as in 2011. That's OK.  I tried to have my house a little cleaner and made a better effort at putting the books down while I was talking to my kids and doing things with them. 
I still ended the year having read 211 books. 
The rest of the breakdown is as follows:

Of those 211 books.....
66 were YA/Middle Grade
145 were Adult
41 were written by male authors
172 by female authors (the #s don't add up because there were some written by author pairs)
61 books were from my shelves
10 were from my Kindle
140 books were from the library
171 books were fiction
40 were non-fiction

Looking back at this same data I had from 2010, not much as changed percentage-wise. Next year I am going to try and keep track of the number of pages I read. And of course, as has been my goal for a few years, I need/want to read more on my kindle. I feel so guilty having this great piece of technology and not using it.  I have tons of books waiting on there for me to enjoy. 

Aside from that, I'm not joining any challenges, at least not officially, and I am planning on reading for enjoyment. It's hard for me not to get hung up on the number of books I am reading, but it has been more enjoyable to take more time with books as well instead of just rushing through them all.

1 comment:

Melissa Mc (Gerbera Daisy Diaries) said...

211 - wow -- mind blowing!
Three cheers for NO challenges!! I personally hate them!!