31.12.16

Year End Reading Wrap-Up

345 books read - GOAL MET (goal was 300, so met and surpassed)!  Now, if you go over to the reading blog, you'll see far fewer books listed and I've only done one quarterly list, so click here to see the 2016 reads.  Here's the thing: among the unlisted are the picture books I "read" for MPOW's Mock Caldecott, while many more fell into the "you can't talk about this" category for the Book Award Committee.  Which is also, in its way, one of the reasons why I haven't blogged as much this year as in previous years.

So... here's the 2016 reading analysis (2015 numbers in parens):
  • number of books read in 2016:  345 (309) 
  • best month: December/52 (last year was also December with 49)
  • worst month: tie between June and August/22 (April/13)
  • average read per month: 28.75 (25.75) 
  • adult fiction as percentage of total: 21 (17) 
  • children's/YA fiction as percentage of total: 35 (55)
  • Advance Readers Copies: 90 (191) 
  • e-books: 0 (5)
  • books read that were published this year: 300 (249)
  • books that will be published in the coming year: 6 (22) 
  • five star reviews (aka "Must Read"): 5 (30) 
  • one star reviews (aka "DNF"): 11 (15) 
Thanks to Book Committee Books unread, Mt. Bookpile is at 287! And with another year of committee work ahead, it doesn't look like that will go down terribly far, but I'm going to try to keep it below 300.  As with 2016, my public reading goal will be 125 and 300 as my personal goal.  We'll see how that goes.

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