Now that 2011 is officially over, I can look back on what I've read. Sure, my goal was to read 100 books this past year. I miss it by 10.
Out of the 90 for 2011, the genres broke down like this:
Urban Fantasy - 27
Paranormal Romance - 16
Dystopian/Speculative/Post Apocalyptic - 11
Romantic Suspense - 7
Fantasy - 7
Paranormal Suspense - 6
SF - 5
Mystery - 3
Historical Romance - 2
Literature - 2
Suspense - 2
Thriller - 1
Nonfiction - 1
I seem to remember wanting to read more literature and nonfiction when the year started, but I got busy. So many great books in other genres came out this past year, that I fell down on the last few categories. And of course, Urban Fantasy tops the list again because hey, I've been working on this UF manuscript for like ever and I need to see what the competition is up to. (At least that's what I tell myself.)
And the age ranges looked like this:
Adult - 74
YA - 14
MG - 3
Thirty of the books I read this year were by new-to-me authors.
June and July tied for the most books read in a month at 11 books each. October failed with only 3 books read - but hey, I wrote like a banshee that month. And my eyes were tired. Yeah, yeah, that's the ticket.
And there she is - stats for 2011. Any questions? How do you think your reading went last year? Were you busy-busy without a lot of time to read? Or did you leave my numbers in the dust? And if you had to guess, what do you think your most read genre is?