Saturday, December 29, 2007

Year in Review

There is no way I am going to finish Great Expectations by the end of the year--I am halfway through Volume II--so I thought I would post my 2007 stats. With everything going on this year, I'm surprised I was able to read as much as I did.

I only had three 2007 Reading Goals. I reached two of the three goals.
1. Read 65 books
2. Read 20,000 pages.
2. Have 25% of books read be non-fiction

Total books read: 76
Total pages: 27,572
Total non-fiction: 13 (17%). This is better than last year, non-fiction only counted as 11% of total books. So there was improvement!

  • Books written by women: 58
  • Classics: 10
  • Mysteries: 9
  • Books in translation: 9
  • North (& Central American) authors: 30
  • South American authors: 2
  • European: 12
  • African: 4
  • Asia: 8
  • Australian/Oceania: 1
  • Books borrowed from the library: 40
  • Re-reads: 9


Literary Feline said...

You did very well this year in meeting your reading goals. Even falling a little shy on the nonfiction one, it sounds like you still did well, making some improvement. :-)

I hope you have a wonderful reading year in 2008!

Maggie said...

Congrats on the stats! Happy New Year and Happy Reading in 2008. ;D

Dewey said...

Why do you feel it's better to have more non-fiction? Just trying to branch out more, stretch your default reading habits?

Happy New Year!

Nyssaneala said...

Wendy - Thanks! I'm not making any specific goals this year, so they should be easy to meet. :)

Maggie - Thanks! Happy New Year!

Dewey - I like reading non-fiction, but I always seem to pick up fiction first. Maybe because it usually takes longer to read a NF book. With so many on my TBR pile, I made that goal with an aim of getting to some books I had been wanting to read for a long time.

Ted said...

Darn impressive, I'd say. Happy times with your baby and your reading in 2008!!

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