Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Half Year Number Crunching and Listing

I've seen several book bloggers (but I saw it first at Lisa's Books.Lists.Life blog) doing the "half year" tally, or wrap-up, or recap, or report, or whatever you'd like to call it. Since I love crunching the numbers at the end of the year, I thought I'd see what my half-year numbers looked like. All numbers are as of the end of June.

Total Books Read: 53
of those 38 are YA books
4 are NF
and the rest (which is only 11! sheesh!) are regular old contemporary fiction. (I think this is really telling me something. )
14 of the total have been for book clubs or challenges of some sort
29 of the total have been from the library, the balance are all ones I own

Reasons I've been so side-tracked with YA books:
Justine Larbalestier
Scott Westerfeld
Maureen Johnson
Laurie Halse Anderson
John Green
.... just to name a few
.... oh and going to too many book signings and "meeting" local authors and then feeling the need to come home and read ALL their books. That's a problem too.

If I had to pick a top ten list at this point:
The Book Thief (does it count if it's a re-read?) by Markus Zusak
Moloka'i by Alan Brennert
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Goals I seriously need to make for the rest of the year: READ MORE BIG PEOPLE BOOKS! :) (And guess what I just got from the library yesterday... handfuls of more YA books!)

Guess we'll see how it goes.


  1. Thanks for the great list. I have been not reading much, and keep wishing I could get as much reading in as you.

  2. I'm tagging you with the six quirks meme. :) If you don't have time or are not interested, that's fine too.

  3. I'm happy to be tagged and do memes Becky! So... now to think of my quirks...

  4. Great list! I like The Lovely Bones :).



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