Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2009: Year In Reviews

I thought I'd post a little bit about my year of reviewing.  It's been a great year, especially because of all the new bloggers I've come to know!  Here are some of my reading and reviewing stats:

Books read by month:

January: 16 books
February: 19 books
March: 12 books
April: 15 books
May: 11 books
June: 11 books (+2 unfinished/skimmed books)
July: 9 books
August: 10 books
September: 11 books
October: 26 (by far my most books read month - thank you read-a-thon!)
November: 18 (+2 unfinished/skimmed books)
December: 19 (most of them not reviewed yet) (+2 unfinished/skimmed books)

With a grand total of 177 books read and 6 unfinished/skimmed!  I definitely think that is the most I've ever read in one year.

I tried to choose favorite books read this year, but had such a hard time, that I thought I'd just list all my five star reviewed books (that I read for the first time this year):

Dewey by Vicki Myron
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
Holes by Louis Sachar
With Courage and Cloth by Ann Bausam
The Mother in Me by Katherine Lynard Soper
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World by Jennifer Armstrong
The Dragon Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
Hitler Youth by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Airman by Eoin Colfer
The Princess and the Bear by Mette Ivie Harrison
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo
Thornspell by Helen Lowe

Front and Center by Katherine Gilbert Murdock
The Help by Katherine Stockett
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Dreamdark: Silksinger by Laini Taylor
Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
The Miles Between by Mary Pearson
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

Which turned out to be a LOT more than I thought!  I wish I could name all the bloggers who have made this year so great, but that would take too long, so I'll just say THANK YOU to you all!

Here's wishing you a very Happy New Year, filled with all the reading you can handle!

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  1. Awesome totals!!
    Happy New Year!

  2. Man, 84, CHARING CROSS RD. gets a slot! That just warms my little heart. :)

  3. What a great reading year! Great list!

  4. Angiegirl, that book is filled with many kinds of amazing. It really was one of the best.

    Amused, I hope I have as great of a reading year this year!

  5. Happy New Year! May this year be the best of the best. :)


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