This post highlights my reading life for 2010. I hope to get back in the habit of writing monthly wrap-up posts, but I make no promises.
I read and listened to a handful of books in 2010 that are not included in the following statistics because I haven't yet reviewed them. Those books will appear as part of my stats for next year. If my records are accurate, I read 118 books in 2010, but the following numbers are based on what I posted.
I decided not to include recipes or movie reviews because I think you are more interested in the books.
Some Basic Stats
Total reviewed: 113 books
First review was All Alone in the Universe by Lynne Rae Perkins
Last review was Dance to the Music of Time: Part 4 by Anthony Powell
Rereads (audio): The Lord of the Rings (including The Hobbit) and The Dance to the music of Time.
Female authors: 63
Male authors: 50
Failed or abandoned: 8
My Favorite Photos
Of course I loved the photos from the round barn and many others I posted in 2010, but here are my four favorite Wordless Wednesday photos: 70 (sunrise), 71 (Brugge), 80 (New York City), and 98 (flower).
Popular Discussion Posts
Got Links? Or Where to Share
Thoughts: Mockingjay by Suzane Collins (Spoilers)
- Imprint Fridays, featuring Amy Einhorn Books, Pamela Dorman Books, Harper Perennial and (in 2011) Algonquin Books. Open my labels pull-down list and click on the labels to learn about the featured books.
- Audiobook Jukebox: Linking Reviews for Your Listening Pleasure. An index of audiobook reviews from readers like you. I hope you consider linking your reviews to the database.
- Amy Einhorn Perpetual Reading Challenge: It's never too late to join.
- What's in a Name? reading challenge: You can still sign up for the 2011 challenge.
And the Pursuit of Happiness by Maira Kalman (graphic nonfiction)
Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi (graphic nonfiction)
The Imperfectionists by Thomas Rachman (audio)
The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy (audio)
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson (audio)
Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay
Safe from the Sea by Peter Geye
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
Taroko Gorge by Jacob Ritari
Outlook for 2011
I don't have any real changes planned for 2011. I am looking forward to having fun with the challenges I signed up for and I'm thrilled to be working with four fabulous imprints so I can introduce you to books that I hope will make it to your reading list.
I have finally caught up on my major tasks for Audiobook Jukebox, which means I'll have more time to leave comments on the blogs I read.
Do you have major changes planned for your blog or reading schedule?