Thursday, September 30, 2010

Looking at Numbers -- July through September

This covers only July, August, and September 2010.

Number of books reviewed: 210
Number of pages read: 38,835
Number of male authors** read: 69
Number of female authors** read: 149

Number of Board Books Read: 22
Number of Picture Books Read: 37
Number of Children's Books Read: 21
Number of Middle Grade Books Read: 27
Number of YA Books Read: 29
Number of Adult Books Read: 28
Number of Christian Books Read: 22
Number of Nonfiction Books Read: 13
Number of Graphic Novels Read: 3
Number of Poetry Books Read: 6
Number of Short Story Collections Read: 2

Number of review copies reviewed: 121
Number of library books reviewed: 64
Number of borrowed books reviewed: 17
Number of bought-books reviewed: 3
Number of books-received-as-gifts reviewed: 4

Number of books read under 24 pages: 19
Number of books read over 450 pages: 8

Longest book read: Bleak House by Charles Dickens. (912 pages)
Shortest book read: I Like Fruit. Lorena Siminovich. Also I Like Bugs. Both 10 pages.

Favorite poetry book: Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes. Salley Mavor.
Favorite verse novel: A Girl Named Mister by Nikki Grimes
Favorite short story collection: Cloaked in Red. Vivian Vande Velde.
Favorite board book: I Like Fruit. Lorena Siminovich
Favorite board book gift set: Baby's Book Tower. By Leslie Patricelli.
Favorite picture book:  The Cow Loves Cookies. Karma Wilson
Favorite bedtime picture book: Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy by Denise Fleming
Favorite illustrations in a picture book not about a cow eating cookies: Dirtball Pete. Eileen Brennan.
Cutest book trailer for a picture book: How Rocket Learned to Read. Tad Hills.
Favorite picture book by Mo Willems: City Dog, Country Frog. Mo Willems
Favorite early reader: Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same. Grace Lin.
Favorite nonfiction for children: Lost Boy: The Story of the Man Who Created Peter Pan. Jane Yolen.
Favorite nonfiction for older readers: Sir Charlie: Chaplin, the Funniest Man in the World by Sid Fleischman. And The War to End All Wars: World War I. Russell Freedman.
Favorite graphic novelJane Eyre The Graphic Novel: Original Text.
Favorite children's book: Justin Case: School, Drool, And Other Daily Disasters. Rachel Vail.
Favorite middle grade book: The Boneshaker. Kate Milford. AND A Tale Dark and Grimm. Adam Gidwitz.
Favorite young adult novel: Reckless by Cornelia Funke.
Favorite adult novel: The Disappeared. Kim Echlin.
Favorite Georgette Heyer novel: Venetia. Georgette Heyer
Favorite classic: The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
Favorite play: She Stoops to Conquer. Oliver Goldsmith.
Favorite Christian book for children: God's Mighty Acts in Creation by Starr Meade.
Favorite Christian book (fiction): Courting Morrow Little by Laura Frantz.
Favorite Christian book (nonfiction): Choosing to SEE: A Journey of Struggle and Hope. Mary Beth Chapman. With Ellen Vaughn.

**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 149 different women and 69 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.