Sunday, January 03, 2010

Books Read

I'm a list maker and a few years ago I started keeping a list of the books I read, just to see how many I actually could pack into my brain in a year.

In 2007 I read 46 books with an additional 7 that I started and did not finish.

In 2008 I read 54 books with an additional 7 that I started and did not finish.

In 2009 I read a whopping 57 books with an additional 14 that I started and did not finish.

So, the math says that's 185 books over the course of 3 years with 28 wall bangers. I wonder if I just read faster this year, so I was able to get my hands on more books, or if my tolerance for the not so great book has dropped.

Of the books I finished this year, my favorite was probably Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning followed closely by Still Life by Joy Fielding. The last book I finished in 2009 was And Another Thing by Jenny Thompson.

I'm starting 2010 off with Heat Wave by Richard Castle [hey, he's cute, what can I say - LOL] I plan to blog about this one when I'm done with it. And I'm also reading FDA: Failure, Deception and Abuse by William Faloon [scary stuff].

I'd like to see if I can top 57 next year - and have fewer books I don't finish.
How many books have you read this year? Do you keep track?


Jen said...

I have no idea how many I read last year, but I like the idea of keeping track. Maybe I'll try it this year.

The last book I read that I enjoyed was Wally Lamb's The Hour I First Believed.

Right now I'm reading a book I don't think I'm going to get thru...not the best way to start the year, lol.

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