Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Year So Far

This "update" covers January through March.

Longest book read: Under the Dome by Stephen King (1088 pages)
Shortest book read: Who Do You See? by Will Grace (6 pages)
Favorite poetry book: The Wonder Book. Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
Favorite board book: What Does Baby Say? A Lift the Flap Book by Karen Katz.
Favorite picture book: Too Purpley. By Jean Reidy.
Favorite picture book biography: The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy). Barbara Kerley. OR Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal. Vaunda Micheaux Nelson.
Favorite nonfiction: Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared To Dream. Tanya Lee Stone.
Favorite graphic novel: Manga Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing. William Shakespeare. Adapted by Richard Appignanesi
Favorite children's book: Clementine, Friend of the Week. Sara Pennypacker.
Favorite middle grade book: The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling. Maryrose Wood
Favorite YA book: For Keeps. Natasha Friend.
Favorite Adult book: Sweet Thursday. John Steinbeck.
Favorite Christian Book (for children): The Jesus Storybook Bible: Deluxe Edition. Sally Lloyd-Jones.
Favorite Christian Book (fiction): Hearts Awakening. Delia Parr.
Favorite Christian Book (nonfiction): Be Still, My Soul: Embracing God's Purpose & Provision in Suffering. Edited by Nancy Guthrie.

Number of review copies reviewed: 141
Number of library books reviewed: 71
Number of books I've bought and reviewed: 7
Number of borrowed books reviewed (not including library books): 10
Number of gift books reviewed: 1
Total number of books reviewed: 230 (or 229)
Total number of books I managed to list on GoodReads: 204*

Number of board books reviewed: 24
Number of picture books reviewed: 44
Number of children's books reviewed: 27
Number of middle grade books reviewed: 19
Number of young adult books reviewed: 29
Number of Christian books reviewed: 28
Number of adult books reviewed: 20
Number of nonfiction reviewed: 21
Number of poetry books reviewed: 8
Number of graphic novels reviewed: 8
Number of short story collections: 1

Number of pages read (so far): 36,488
Number by women**: 152
Number by men: 83

*I don't know *what* books happened to get missed. And I'm not likely to go through my lists to find out.
**This note is for both books by men and women. I did repeat authors. And I tallied for each book I read, not for each author. So I didn't read books by 152 different women and 83 different men. A handful of books had multiple authors, so I counted each author. That's why this total doesn't match the number of books read.

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