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Saturday, January 1, 2011

2010 Books in Review

I've been meaning to do a wrap-up of the books I read at the end of each year, but this is the first time that I'm actually making it happen.

In 2010 I read 53 books (which I'm very pleased with, although in 2009 I read 64 books).

30 of these books were paper copies, while 23 books were 'read' while listening to them in my car during my short commute.

I read a total of 10,347 pages in the paper copies and listened to 246 cds (which translates into 9,940 pages) for a total of 20,287 pages. The average length of the books I read was 398 pages.

The average grade that I have given the books is approximately a B, while the most common grade given is a B+.

I read 27 fiction books (including science fiction, fantasy and mystery), 9 non-fiction books, 11 biographies/memoirs/autobiographies and 3 religious books.

2 books received an A grade - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (fantasy) and The Death of a President (non-fiction).

5 additional books received A- grades - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (fantasy), The Mormon Way of Doing Business (non-fiction), The Book Thief (fiction), The Return of the King (fantasy) and Bonk (non-fiction).

I am currently reading A Nice Little Town and The Bible Salesman, but I'm always looking for good recommendations!


JTENMAN said...

How did you calculate the number of books you read and their categories...did you keep that information somewhere else or something? I'm trying to figure out the best way to do that for all of the books that I read...

JTENMAN said...

I could do it one by one I figured there might be a quicker way to get that information...

tysqui said...

I keep an Excel file with the book stats in it - I update it as I complete the books. I don't know of any more automatic method for keeping track.

JTENMAN said...

Thanks. I found a way to export my Goodreads books :)