Thursday, July 1, 2010

Looking at Numbers--April through June 2010

This covers only April, May, June, 2010

Longest book read: Armadale. Wilkie Collins. (880 pages)
Shortest book read: Animal Faces. Begin Smart Books. (8 pages)
Favorite Poetry Book: Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse. Marilyn Singer.
Favorite Verse Novel: The Firefly Letters: A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba. Margarita Engle.
Favorite Board Book: Bouncy Baby. Begin Smart Books.
Favorite Christian Board Book: Rise and Shine. Illustrated by Tim Warnes.
Favorite Picture Book: Dogs Don't Do Ballet. Anna Kemp.
Favorite Picture Book Not About A Dog: Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don't) by Barbara Bottner.
Favorite Book by Mo Willems: I Am Going! (An Elephant & Piggie Book). Mo Willems.
Favorite Early Reader: Max Spaniel: Funny Lunch. David Catrow.
Favorite Nonfiction for Children: Orangutans Are Ticklish: Fun Facts From an Animal Photographer. Steve Grubman and Jill Davis.
Favorite Nonfiction for Older Readers: If Stones Could Speak: Unlocking The Secrets of Stonehenge. Marc Aronson.
Favorite Graphic Novel: The Sons of Liberty (#1). Alexander Lagos and Joseph Lagos.
Favorite Children's Book: My Best Frenemy. Julie Bowe.
Favorite Middle Grade Book: How could I ever choose between Countdown by Deborah Wiles, Out of My Mind. Sharon M. Draper, and Smells Like Dog. Suzanne Selfors.
Favorite YA Book: Grace. Elizabeth Scott.
Favorite Adult Book: North and South. Elizabeth Gaskell.
Favorite Christian Book for Children: My First Read-Aloud Bible. Retold by Mary Batchelor & Penny Boshoff.
Favorite Christian Book (Fiction): Sixteen Brides. Stephanie Grace Whitson.
Favorite Christian Book (Nonfiction): The Bookends of the Christian Life. Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington

Number of books read under 24 pages: 10
Number of books read over 450 pages: 10
Number of review copies reviewed: 135
Number of library books reviewed: 35
Number of borrowed books reviewed: 21
Number of bought-books reviewed: 7
Number of books received-as-gifts reviewed: 2

Number of books reviewed: 200
Number of pages read: 40,070
Number of male authors** read: 65
Number of female authors** read: 140

Number of Board Books Read: 12
Number of Picture Books Read: 44
Number of Children's Books Read: 18
Number of Middle Grade Books Read: 25
Number of YA Books Read: 36
Number of Adult Books Read: 20
Number of Christian Books Read: 26
Number of Nonfiction Books Read: 10
Number of Graphic Novels Read: 6
Number of Poetry Books Read: 5

**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 140 different women and 65 different men. A handful of books had multiple authors, so I counted each author. And a few books didn't list an author at all. That's why this total doesn't match the number of books read.

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