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2011 reading Statistics

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

In 2011 I read a total of 117 books! (last year I read 84).
30,311 pages!

Of those books read -
35-  were e-books
101 - were written by women! (Told you I prefer female Authors)
16 - Historical
35 - were Christian
6 - were Amish
23 - were Paranormal/magical realism/etc.
8 - were Non-fiction

27 - 5 stars
12 - 4 1/2 stars
54 - 4 stars
4 - 3 1/2 stars
17 - 3 stars
4 - 2 stars

Why are there so  many Highly rated books (4 stars and above)?
Because, believe it or not - I am very picky with what I read! I only read books that I really think I am going to like. My time is precious, I do not have time to read crappy books, LOL.
So I do not choose to read books that do not look like something I would enjoy. I have no problem turning down books.

Some of my top favorite books were -
Left Neglected - Lisa Genova
Friendship Bread - Darien Gee
Deamonglass - Rachel Hawkins (Hex Hall book)
The Priest's Graveyard - Ted Dekker
Mad Love - Suzanne Selfors
Forgotten - Cat Patrick
Home to Woefield - Susan Juby
The Last Little Blue Envelope - Maureen Johnson
A Discovery of Witches - Deborah Harkness

Some books I am looking forward to in 2012 -
Spell Bound (Hex Hall #3) coming out in Mar
A Discovery of Witches #2 (I believe the name is - Shadow of Night, let me know if I am wrong) coming out in July.
Spells and Stitches (Sugar Maple Series #4) I already have this!!!!! came out in Dec. 2011
Revived - Cat Patrick's new book, coming out in May

5 comments:

  1. Book 4 of Sugar Maple came out? No way! Thanks for letting me know. I have to pick that up.

    I'm with you I prefer female writers and I'm picky about what I read.

    Happy New Year.

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  2. you left me in the dust this year! Im going to try to get to 100 next year, that is about the only thing I will strive for. I will still probably read more male authors than female, I don't know why that is. Congrats on a productive year.

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  3. Thanks for commenting at my blog. 117 books is an awesome amount, epecially since it way beats your 2010 total! I loved Left Neglected too! So emotional.

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  4. Wow! I can't even imagine reading that many books in a year. Wonder what 2012 totals will be?!?!

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  5. Cat Patrick has another book coming out?? YES!

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