Saturday, December 31, 2011

A year's worth of reading ~ 208 books

I've never used charts before, so it's been fun to see how my reading breaks down.  The "low" months reflect my July move from St. Elmo to Hixson (from the southside of Chattanooga to the north of town).  I read 208 books in all.  That's a lot, even for me!  I tried sorting out the children's books, thinking maybe my high numbers were all picture books.  Nope, reading 160 adult and young adult books is still a lot.
160 adult / YA books
+48 children's books
208 books read in 2011
So I sorted them out by categories, though fewer than I show in my page of books read in 2011.  It's already hard enough to read the categories below the colorful stacks on the chart.
Left to right, the categories are:  fiction, YA, children's, memoir, religion, and other NF.  Hmm, I didn't read as much in the field of religion as I thought I did.
72 fiction
38 YA
48 children's
13 memoir
08 religion
29 other NF
208 total
This is my simplified chart, showing only fiction, nonfiction, and children's books.  Looks like fiction, which includes adult fiction and YA fiction, is my main category.
110 fiction
50 nonfiction
48 children's
208 total
What about you?  Did you count how many you read in 2011?


Helen's Book Blog said...

Great charts! I just posted my end of the year in reading, taken from a survey on Perpetual Page Turner. It's a fun survey to do. I read 138 books this year, which is pretty good, but nowhere near your total!

Bonnie Jacobs said...

My total is more because I'm retired, and you are still working full time and being a mom full time. Your total is thus more fantastic than mine.

Ryan said...

I feel like an elementary school student with my paltry 76. Must crack 100.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Ryan, wait until you are retired, and then you can read and read and read. For now, don't worry about it. It's what you read that counts, not how many. I see on your blog that you read some really good books in 2011, like the last two: The Help and The Eyre Affair. It seems to me you are doing great.