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2010 Reading Stats

Organized by genre.

2010:

Fiction:
1. Atkinson, Kate - Started Early, Took my Dog - 352 pages (4 stars)
2. Atwood, Margaret - The Edible Woman - 301 (3 stars)
3. Auster, Paul - In the Country of Last Things - 188 (4.5 stars)
4. Bester, Alfred - The Stars my Destination - 272  (5 stars)
5. Butcher, Jim - Storm Front - 352 (3 stars)
6. Chiang, Ted - The Lifecycle of Software Objects - 150 (5 stars)
7. Christie, Agatha - And Then There Were None - 224 (4 stars)
8. Crofts, Lewis - The Pornographer of Vienna - 312 (4 stars)
9. DeWoskin, Rachel - Repeat After Me - 320 (4.5 stars)
10. Farmer, Philip Jose - To Your Scattered Bodies Go - 208 (4.5 stars)
11. Farmer, Philip Jose - The Fabulous Riverboat - 256 (2.5 stars)
12. Fford, Jasper - Shades of Grey - 480 (3 stars)
13. Flewelling, Lynn - Luck in the Shadows - 496 (4 stars)
14. Flewelling, Lynn - Stalking Darkness - 501 (4 stars)
15. Flewelling, Lynn - Traitor's Moon - 540 (4 stars)
16. Flewelling, Lynn - Shadow's Return - 544 (3.5 stars)
17. Flewelling, Lynn - The White Road - 400 (3 stars)
18. Gruen, Sara - Water for Elephants - 561 (3.5 stars)
19. Hammett, Dashiell - The Maltese Falcon - 224 (3 stars)
20. Hill, Susan - The Small Hand: A Ghost Story - 176 (3 stars)
21. Hobb, Robin - Dragon Haven - 570  (4.5 stars)
22. Kostova, Elizabeth - The Historian - 720 (4 stars)
23. Larson, Reif - The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet - 386 (4.5 stars)
24. Marshall, Michael - Straw Men - 486 (4 stars)
25. Martin, George R.R. - A Feast for Crows - 976 (3.5 stars)
26. Mieville, China - Perdido Street Station - 710 (3 stars)
27. Miller, Andrew - Ingenious Pain 337 (5 stars)
28. Moore, Christopher - Fool - 337 (4 stars)
29. Sagan, Francoise - Bonjour Tristesse - 128 (4.5 stars)
30. Willingham, Bill - Peter and Max: A Fables Novel - 400 (3 stars)
= 30 books
= 11,907 pages

Graphic Novels/Manga:
31. Azzarello, Brian - Joker - 128 (3 stars)
32. Ennis, Garth & Robertson, Derek - The Boys Volume 1: The Name of the Game - 153 (2.5 stars)
33. Ennis, Garth & Robertson, Derek - The Boys Volume 2: Get Some - 160 (2.5 stars)
34. Ennis, Garth & Robertson, Derek - The Boys Volume 3: Good for the Soul - 200 (2.5 stars)
35. Ennis, Garth & Robertson, Derek - The Boys Volume 4: We Gotta Go Now - 200 (2.5 stars)
36. Ohba, Tsugumi & Obata, Takeshi - Death Note 1 - 200 (3 stars)
37. Ohba, Tsugumi & Obata, Takeshi - Death Note 2- 200 (3 stars)
38. Ohba, Tsugumi & Obata, Takeshi - Death Note 3- 200 (3 stars)
39. Ohba, Tsugumi & Obata, Takeshi - Death Note 4- 200 (3 stars)
40. Ohba, Tsugumi & Obata, Takeshi - Death Note 5- 200 (3 stars)
41. Ohba, Tsugumi & Obata, Takeshi - Death Note 6- 200 (3 stars)
42. Ohba, Tsugumi & Obata, Takeshi - Death Note 7- 200 (3 stars)
43. Ohba, Tsugumi & Obata, Takeshi - Death Note 8- 200 (3 stars)
44. Ohba, Tsugumi & Obata, Takeshi - Death Note 9- 200 (3 stars)
45. O'Malley, Bryan Lee - Scott Pilgrim Vs the World Volume 1: Precious Little Life - 168 (3 stars)
46. Patrucha, Stefan - X-Files: Dead to the World - 208 (3 stars)
= 16 books
= 3,017 pages

Young adult:
47. Beddor, Frank - The Looking Glass Wars - 384 (3 stars)
48. Blackman, Malorie - Noughts and Crosses - 448 (4.5 stars)
49. Collins, Suzanne - The Hunger Games - 384 (4 stars)
50. Collins, Suzanne - Catching Fire - 480 (3.5 stars)
51. de Saint-Exupery, Antoine - The Little Prince - 96 (5 stars)
52. Dunmore, Helen - Ingo - 290/336 (2.5 stars)
53. Kaye, Marilyn - Gifted: Out of Sight, Out of Mind - 240 (3 stars)
54. Lo, Malinda - Ash - 304 (3.5 stars)
55. Meyer, Stephenie - The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner - 192 (2 stars)
56. Ness, Patrick - Chaos Walking 1: The Knife of Never Letting Go - 496 (5 stars)
57. Ness, Patrick - Chaos Walking 2: The Ask and the Answer - 536 (5 stars)
58. Ness, Patrick - Chaos Walking 3: Monsters of Men - 601 (5 stars)
59. Smith, M.M. - The Servants - 233 (4 stars)
60. Snyder, Maria V - Poison Study - 416 (4 stars)
61. Snyder, Maria V - Magic Study - 419 (2.5-3 stars)
62. Stiefvater, Maggie - Shiver - 448 (4 stars)
63. Stiefvater, Maggie - Linger - 432 (4 stars)
64. Westall, Robert - Gulf - 128 (4 stars)
65. Westall, Robert - The Machine Gunners - 224 (4 stars)
66. Westerfeld, Scott - The Last Days - 320 (2 stars)
= 20 books
= 7,311 pages

Short story collections:
67. Atwood, Margaret - Moral Disorder and Other Stories - 272 (4 stars)
68. Black, Holly & Castellucci, Cecil - Geektastic: Stories From the Nerd Herd - 403 (3.5 stars)
69. Chiang, Ted - Stories of Your Life and Others - 333 (4.5 stars)
70. Gaiman, Neil & Sarrantonio, Al, eds. - Stories: All New Tales - 428 (3.5 stars)
= 4 books
= 1,436  pages

Magazines:
71. Cox, Andy et al (eds) - Interzone #229: Jul-Aug 2010 - 63 (3 stars)
Sundry short stories posted on Lightspeed MagazineStrange Horizons, Clarkesworld Magazine, and other science fiction magazines
=1 book
= 63 pages (plus others, obviously, but nothing I could give a concrete # to)

Nonfiction:
72. Andress, Sandra and Nesbett, Peter - Letters to a Young Artist - 76 (3 stars)
73. Assael, Brenda - The Circus and Victorian Society - 268 (5 stars)
74. Blake, Mark - Stone Me: The Wit and Wisdom of Keith Richards - 86 (3.5 stars)
75. Chowdhury, G G et al - Librarianship: an Introduction - 301 (4.5 stars)
76. Foster, Alicia - Gwen John - 80 (4 stars)
77. Howell, Michael and Ford, Peter - The True History of the Elephant Man - 213 (5 stars)
78. Hurley, Catherine -  Could Do Better: School Reports of the Great and Good - 166 (3.5 stars)
79. Hyde, Marina - Celebrity: How Entertainers Took Over the World and Why We Need an Exit Strategy - 256 (4 stars)
80. Joyce, Allan C. and Janssen, Sarah - Under the Covers and Between the Sheets: The Inside Story Behind Classic Characters, Authors, Unforgettable Phrases, and Unexpected Endings - 165 (5 stars)
81. Kang, Hyok - This is Paradise!: My North Korean Childhood - 204 (4.5 stars)
82. Levitt, Stephen and Dubner, Steven - Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance - 288 (3 stars)
83. Roach, Mary - Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers - 297 (5 stars)
84. Sedaris, David - Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim - 257 (4 stars)
85. Shepherd, Madeline - Alba ad Astra: Scotland's Forgotten History of Space Exploration - Madeline Shepherd - 44 (3 stars)
86. Winn, Christopher - I Never Knew That About Scotland - 255 (4 stars)
= 15 books
= 2,956
Abandoned works:

Huxeley, Aldous - Crome Yellow
Swanwick, Michael - The Iron Dragon's Daughter
The rest of Death Note
The rest of The Boys


Totals:
86 books = 7.16 books per month, 1.65 books per week, 0.23 of a book per day (for individual month summaries for 2010, click here)
26,690 pages = 2,224 pages per month, 513 pages per week, 73 pages per day
32 books by women, 52 by men, 2 co-authored by a man and a woman
30 fiction books (4 mystery/crime, 9 science fiction, 9 fantasy, 7 general fiction)
16 graphic novels/manga, 4 short story collections, 1 full magazine
20 young adult books (10 fantasy, 8 science fiction, 2 general)
15 nonfiction (a few memoirs and books on various subjects like librarianism, artists, Scotland, dead bodies, and reading oddities)
6 re-reads (the Nightrunner series by Lynn Flewelling and The Stars by Destination by Alfred Bester)

....Huh. I thought I had only read 85 books, but evidently it's 86. I really can't be bothered going through the many book review entries and figuring out where I went wrong at this point. Whatever.

It was a pretty good reading year, with a pretty fair balance across genres. I read 10 more books from 2009, but only 300 more pages, which was surprising, probably owing to the fact I read more graphic novels. Last year I read from more genres, as I had reading for school and read more poetry and literary magazines.

My goals for 2011:

100 books, or at least 75
Review them all and be better about posting said reviews to communities so more people read them
Read more nonfiction, classics, graphic novels, magazines

Does anyone have a website/software that they use to keep track of their reading habits, something that has an informatics plug in that could creative graphs or automatically generate page counts, etc? Worth asking, as neither Word nor Excel are really doing it for me, and I would like to organize my reading habits better for 2011.

Thanks for taking a look at my list and happy reading for 2011! FYI, new friends are always welcome :)

Comments

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silverflight8
Jan. 2nd, 2011 10:01 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. Your HTML is badly broken.
silverflight8
Jan. 2nd, 2011 10:01 pm (UTC)
nvm! That was quick ;)
booksforfood
Jan. 2nd, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC)
Drat, thought I fixed it before anyone noticed! I very stupidly copied it into the rich text editor without noticing.
silverflight8
Jan. 2nd, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
XD It happens to everyone.

wrt to your actual book list: I see you read Le Petit Prince, too.
What do you think of Agatha Christie? (if you've read more of her stuff). I've wondered about reading them, since so many people seem to have.

I believe Goodreads is what a lot of people are using, but personally I found trying to learn how the thing worked wasn't worth it (and I'm pretty good with computers). IDK - I just use Excel as well.
booksforfood
Jan. 2nd, 2011 10:08 pm (UTC)
I've read Le Petit Prince in English and in French, and I bought it in German for this year! <--nerd
I liked this book, but it was my first Agatha Christie! From what I understand, some are better than others but overall they're pretty sound. Good for curling up with.

I have Goodreads, but it's not very good for list-creating, from what I understand of it (though maybe it's really obviously there and I'm just blind/don't use it enough). I just plop the books onto the shelf with a couple of tags.
silverflight8
Jan. 2nd, 2011 10:10 pm (UTC)
I read it in French. Discovered that my vocab needed work ;)
Oh, OK. I haven't read mystery in a looong, long time. I will go and see if there are any at the library.
I'm not sure what people actually use Goodreads for. Is it supposed to keep track of books? IDK.
booksforfood
Jan. 2nd, 2011 10:13 pm (UTC)
For keeping track and it's got a lot of user reviews, authors are on it, you can join book groups or other general groups (I never bother with it).

This is my profile!
http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/2067903
silverflight8
Jan. 2nd, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
(Thank God I'm autosigned in). I'm ivyleaf. I've just added you.
btw: I read a lot of random fiction, sci-fi, classics - it's quite haphazard ;)
booksforfood
Jan. 2nd, 2011 10:19 pm (UTC)
Me, too, as you can see! I'll read anything if it's interesting.

Adding you as a friend?
silverflight8
Jan. 2nd, 2011 10:20 pm (UTC)
Sure, go for it!
daredevgrl
Jan. 3rd, 2011 03:13 am (UTC)
Excel... I don't know why it never occurred to me to use that. I use... Microsoft Word! :\

I've kept a list since 2008, so it'll take forever to transfer the information. :(

Any suggestions?
silverflight8
Jan. 3rd, 2011 06:51 am (UTC)
Aw. D: At one point (when I actually really needed to use tables, for the course I was taking *kicks biology IB*) whenever I opened and started editing tables in Word, it would crash. I got used to working with Excel.

Well, you can definitely just copy and paste your tables into Excel, and it transfers well (same thing going the other way). But text...I don't know if that'll work - it will probably just paste everything in a cell.

If it's monumental work, don't even bother, would be my advice :P. Just start anew this year; it'll take lots of stress off XD
inverarity
Jan. 2nd, 2011 10:07 pm (UTC)

Does anyone have a website/software that they use to keep track of their reading habits, something that has an informatics plug in that could creative graphs or automatically generate page counts, etc? Worth asking, as neither Word nor Excel are really doing it for me, and I would like to organize my reading habits better for 2011.


Goodreads.
booksforfood
Jan. 2nd, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
Is that on the listopia bit? I have a Goodreads, but I do very little with it aside from add the books to my read shelf. I tried fiddling about with listopia last year but the "voting on books" thing confused me.
inverarity
Jan. 2nd, 2011 10:16 pm (UTC)
No, far down on the left sidebar on the "My Books" page is a link to "stats" where you can see your books broken down by year, pages, etc.

Of course if you want the page counts to be accurate, you do need to make sure you added the correct edition of the book you read.
silverflight8
Jan. 2nd, 2011 10:20 pm (UTC)
It's a pity books aren't listed by word count; then they'd be a lot more consistent.
booksforfood
Jan. 2nd, 2011 10:24 pm (UTC)
I agree 110%.
booksforfood
Jan. 2nd, 2011 10:24 pm (UTC)
Right in front of my face, of course!

Aha, that's brilliant, although it's broken on my profile and says I only read 14 books. I'm going to assume it's because I leave the "date finished" blank all of the time. It's good to know that if I'm more OCD on goodreads it'll keep track for me! Thanks!
unfettrdphoenix
Jan. 3rd, 2011 02:29 am (UTC)
You can also create different book shelves to act as your "lists." (Edit bookshelves.)
christina_reads
Jan. 3rd, 2011 12:59 am (UTC)
I think you mean 2010 stats, not 2011. :) Of course, if you HAVE read 86 books in 2011 already, I'm extremely impressed! (And a little worried that you are some sort of advanced alien life form...)
booksforfood
Jan. 3rd, 2011 01:43 am (UTC)
D'oh! For some reason, I've gotten really used to typing 2011 already. Last year I was still typoing 2009 until March! *edits*
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