Wednesday, January 02, 2013

2012 Reading Stats



Total number of books:
125


Pages read:
36,019



Average # of pages per book:
288


Library books:
 0


Kindle books:
57


Fiction:
79

Nonfiction:
46


Graphic Novels:
7


Book/Movie Experiences:
3


Shortest Book:
Something Good - Robert Munsch  (23 pages)


Longest Book:
11/22/63 - Stephen King (853 pages)



Newest Book:
Korea: The Impossible Country - Daniel Tudor (November 18, 2012)



Oldest Book:
The Mill on the Floss - George Eliot (1860)


Hit Me Baby One More Time (books I reread):
The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane - Laird Koenig
Daughter of Darkness - J.R. Lowell
Ex Libris - Anne Fadiman
East of Eden - John Steinbeck
Fun Home - Alison Bechdel
Heartburn - Nora Ephron
Endless Love - Scott Spencer




Chunky Monkeys (books with 500+  pages) :
9

Skinny Minnies (books with fewer than 100 pages) :
7



Funniest Book:  
Crap Chronicles: When IBS Strikes in all the Wrong Places - Diana Estill

Saddest Books:
Life's That Way - Jim Beaver
Mortality - Christopher Hitchens
Half-Empty - David Rakoff



New Miserable Experience
(books I finished but didn't really care for) :
Philip Hall Likes Me. I Reckon Maybe - Bette Greene
I Want That! How We All Became Shoppers - Thomas Hine
Tales of the South Pacific - James A. Michener
American Pastoral - Philip Roth
A Reliable Wife - Robert Goolrick
Dead End in Norvelt - Jack Gantos
Brother Fish - Bryce Courtenay


Book I feel guilty for not liking:
The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky


Breaking up is hard to do: (The DNF Files)
In The Garden of Beasts - Erik Larson
The Other Side of Eden: Life with John Steinbeck - John Steinbeck IV
Texas Hold 'Em - Kinky Friedman


I'll Tumble 4 Ya (books I really enjoyed)
Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
Drifting House - Krys Lee
Canada - Richard Ford
Korea: The Impossible Country - Daniel Tudor
License To Pawn - Rick Harrison
Inspired: A Novel - William Sartore
Flanagan's Run - Tom McNab
Lady Audley's Secret - M.E. Braddon


You From Around Here? (Author Birthplace):
Algeria - 1
Australia - 1
Canada - 6
England - 14
Germany - 3
India - 3
Ireland - 1
Poland - 1
Russia - 1
Scotland - 1
South Africa - 1
South Korea - 1
Sri Lanka - 1
United States - 90


Male authors: 81
Female authors: 41
Co-authored: 3

Books written before 1800:  0
Books written 1800-1899:   2
Books written 1900-1960:   19
Books written 1961-1999:   39
Books written 2000-2012:   65


Pulitzer prizewinners:  7

Newbery Medal winners: 11


Happy discoveries:  Krys Lee, Daniel Tudor, William Sartore, Gillian Flynn


Canada Try:
5th Canadian Challenge: Yes, success!  I need a ride to Tim Horton's!


Happy Book Year -- Time for some reading resolutions!

3 comments:

Chrisbookarama said...

Wow, impressive break down! Excellent job reading 125 books too!

Kathleen said...

Happy New Year! I look forward to reading your reviews in 2013. Looks like you had a great 2012!

softdrink said...

I read The Count of Monte Cristo...it could totally take 11/22/63 in a battle of the pages. ;-)

Seriously. Looks like a pretty impressive year all around!