Monday, January 03, 2011

The Whole Enchilada: Book and Reading Stats for 2010


Total number of books: 106

Pages read: 27,745

Average # of pages per book: 262
Library books: 17 (a little short of my goal of 50)

Fiction: 69

Nonfiction: 35

Poetry: 2

Audiobooks: 1

Graphic Novels: 5

Book/Movie Experiences: 11

Shortest Book: Nurse Nancy - 24 pages
Longest Book: Virginia Woolf: A Biography - 893 pages

Newest Book: Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things (2010)
Oldest Book: The Rule of St. Benedict (530)

Hit Me Again (books I reread): 7

Chunky Monkeys (books with more than 500 pages) : 7
Skinny Minnies (books with fewer than 100 pages) : 11

Funniest Book: Holidays on Ice
Saddest Book: Wild Swans
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New Miserable Experience (books I finished but didn't really care for) :
Wicked - Gregory Maguire
The Foreign Student - Susan Choi
Riders of the Purple Sage - Zane Grey
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - Steig Larsson
Dream Story - Arthur Schnitzler

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Hey Goodbye (The DNF Files)
Fire and Roses: The Burning of the Charlestown Convent, 1834 - Nancy Lusignan Schultz
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket - Edgar Allan Poe
Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy

Author Nationality:
Austria 1
Australia 1
Canada 5
China 1
England 13
Germany 1
Hungary 1
India 1
Iran 1
Ireland 1
Italy 1
Japan 1
Korea 2
New Zealand 1
Nigeria 1
Scotland 1
USA 72

Male authors: 64
Female authors: 34
Co-authors: 8

Books written before 1800: 2
Books written 1800-1899: 5
Books written 1900-1950: 15
Books written 1951-1999: 48
Books written 2000-2010: 36

Pulitzer prizewinners: 4

Happy discoveries: Flashman!

2010 Challenges completed:
The 1930s Challenge
All Things Alcott Challenge
100+ Books Challenge

Happy Book Year -- Time for some reading resolutions!

4 comments:

Lesley said...

Do we get to know what your favorite book(s) of 2010 were?

I'm on the fence about Girl with a Dragon Tattoo - it never really appealed to me but so many people talk about it that I think perhaps I should give it a go.

Bybee said...

I really liked Frozen In Time, a nonfiction book from Canada. I liked it so much that I missed my subway stop.

I was surprised that Girl with a Dragon Tattoo made it on to so many favorite lists for 2010.

Carrie#K said...

I'm with you, Wicked sucked. I didn't even finish it but I did manage to slog halfway through.

I love the stats.

mel u said...

The Hermione Lee Biography of VW is a very good book for sure