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Monday, January 04, 2010

2009 Reading Recap, part one

I had several reading goals for 2009, but in the end the only thing I cared about was hitting my goal of 52 books. I realized I was close a couple days before the 31st and I pushed myself to read the last two so that I could check that off.  I still have quite a few to review, but you can see the complete list of 52 books here. Here's how it breaks down-

Of the 52 books:

41 were written by women
11 were written by men

16 were young adult novels
12 were non-fiction
9 were romance novels
9 were paranormal/ futuristic/ urban fantasy
2 were chick lit
2 were novels
1 was a classic
1 was a mystery

18 were written in 2009
11 were written in 2008
8 were written in 2007
no other year had more than 2

There were 30 different publishers.

I read 16,468 pages.

I read 27 new to me authors with the following books.
Lady of Quality by Georgette Heyer
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Enchanted, Inc. (Katie Chandler, Book 1) by Shanna Swendson
The Book of Vice: Very Naughty Things (and How to Do Them) by Peter Sagal
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass
Bloom by Elizabeth Scott
Gimme Shelter by Mary Elizabeth Williams
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table by Molly Wizenberg
Wake (Wake Series, Book 1) by Lisa McMann
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
Why We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average  by Joseph Hallinan
Boy's Life by Robert McCammon
Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James
If I Stay by Gayle Foreman
Holly's Inbox by Holly Denham
Rapture Ready!: Adventures in the Parallel Universe of Christian Pop Culture by Daniel Radosh
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D Schmidt
The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections by Amanda Blake Soule
Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols
The Missing Ink: A Tattoo Shop Mystery by Karen E Olson
Hungry: A Young Model's Story of Appetite, Ambition and the Ultimate Embrace of Curves by Crystal Renn with Marjorie Ingall
American Roulette: How I Turned the Odds Upside Down---My Wild Twenty-Five-Year Ride Ripping Off the World's Casinos (Thomas Dunne Books) by Richard Marcus
The Lace Reader: A Novel by Brunonia Barry
Making the Grades: My Misadventures in the Standardized Testing Industry by Todd Farley

Coming soon:
My Top Ten Choices for 2009 and My goals for 2010!

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  1. Quite impressive!

    Uh - what is chick lit? I thought it was romance. Evidently not. These new phrases pop up, and I feel left out. :)

    If I ever get settled back into my own house, maybe I will again have time to read. At least I will have access to a (small) library. Who am I kidding? This house (where I'm staying) has as many books as the library does. LOL

  2. I'd say you had a great year in books!

  3. I've always been a fan of fuller-figured models. There's a great site with many images of Crystal Renn and other plus-size models here:

    They're all gorgeous.

    The site's forum also has thought-provoking discussions about body image and the media.

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  5. There are few books that you read last year that I have on my to read list. I can't wait to hear or your favs.

  6. You actually counted publishers? I don't even pay attention to the publisher (but don't tell them that!).

  7. Great recap! I liked your categories and will have to make note of some of your first time authors! I did enjoy 13 reasons why by Asher.

  8. Wow--I thought I was doing well this year just keeping track of the books that I read. But I never thought to keep such detailed records; I'm going to have to add this to my goals for the coming year.

  9. looks lik a great year over all!!

  10. I love reading end of the year lists! I like that you listed total pages. You must keep a spreadsheet of all this book info!

    Thanks for sharing.


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