Counting down from last year's 3773 books left to read, I've got 3581 more books enjoy. 319 of them are sitting on Mt. Bookpile as I type!
What did I think about books I've read this past year? For lists, go here, here, here and here.
And here's the 2009 reading analysis (2008 numbers in parens):
number of books read in 2009: 192 (180)
best month: March - 35
worst month: September - 7
average read per month: 16 (15)
adult fiction as percentage of total: 17 (6)
children's/YA fiction as percentage of total: 51 (65)
mystery as percentage of total: 5 (13)
Advance Readers Copies: 115
books read that were published in 2009: 140
books that will be published in 2010: 10
Five star reviews: 12
One star reviews: 10
192 books... Never thought I'd top last year's 180, but, well, I did (yay me)! What will 2010 bring? Fewer, I suspect. Of course, my goal of eroding Mt. Bookpile down past 300 was not met. No, sadly, I added 185 books, so there was a net loss of 8; at this rate, I'll level Mt. Bookpile in, oh, 2040.
Other reading/book round-ups:
Asking the Wrong Questions
So Many Books
The Guardian (two articles!)
Hey Lady, Whatcha Reading?
Bookshelves of Doom
And many, many links at Semicolon