Friday, December 30, 2011

TGIF, Year-End Summary -- Best Books and Statistics

My 12 Books of Christmas countdown ended on Christmas Eve, but I never had a chance to summarize for you.  Here's the list:

1.  Blood Red Road,  Moira Young
2.  Divergent Veronica Roth
3.  Goliath Scott Westerfeld
4.  The Sky is Everywhere Jandy Nelson 
5.  The Dark and Hollow Places,  Carrie Ryan
5.  The Dead-Tossed Waves,  Carrie Ryan
5.  Forests of Hands and Teeth Carrie Ryan
6.  Dust &Decay Jonathan Maberry
7.  Virals Kathy Reichs
8.  Scorch Trials James Dashner
9.  Forgotten Cat Patrick
10. Misfit Jon Skovron
11. Hate List Jennifer Brown
12. Sisterhood Everlasting,  Ann Brashares 

I've read 180 books this year, which adds up to 56,790 pages. This is an average of about 156 pages per day. This doesn't include the pages of several I didn't finish and a couple of ebooks that didn't have page counts.

I had 20 books with a "5 Hat" rating (that's about 11%)

My average book rating was 3.6, which may seem high, but my lowest rated books got "2 Hats."  If they were below that, they were a DNF and I didn't rate those.

I participated in one challenge this year -- the 350 Page Book Challenge. I read 61 books with over 350 pages. I didn't really set a goal, but I'm pretty happy with that total!

I'm having trouble getting annual statistics for my blog. They all date back to the beginning, which was over a year ago. If you know an easy way to do this, please leave a comment. Thanks!

Ginger at GReads! has a TGIF question related to our End of Year Summaries:

First & Last: What was the first book you read in 2011 and the last you finished in 2011? How do you feel about these books? Would you recommend them to other readers?

The first book I read was Linger, and I gave it a 5/5 rating! So, yes, I would definitely recommend it, although you need to read Shiver first.

My last book read is Racing the Devil. I really enjoyed this murder mystery and I rated it a 4/5. This is the first in a new detective series, and I'll recommend it, and look forward to the next one.

How about you? How was your year, book-wise? Leave a link, so I can visit your post. Happy New Year, and may 2012 be filled with BOOKS!!!

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  1. Congrats! I only got to read 30 books this year because I started being an avid reader in the summertime. In 2012 I'm going to read a lot of books though!

  2. You definitely rocked it out this year!!! Congrats :-)

  3. I love Shiver and Linger - such good books!!!
    Good amount of books read, I'm about there too.
    Happy New Year.

  4. Amazing achievement. I didn't count how many I read but I know it's not anywhere near a hundred.

  5. I want to read Hate List next year.

    My 1st was I am not a Serial Killer 5 star and last was Fifty Shades Freed which was 3 1/2 star.

  6. Dang that's a lot of books!!! 61 for >350p is incredible!! You rock! --I'm still busy & can't seem to blog the year wrap-up I planned on ..and barely starting reading again today. I've got to get my mojo back! ;)


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