2011 in Book Statistics

Here’s how 2011 shaped up. I am very interested to see how many books I read in 2012, now that I have a little one competing for my time!

Total Books Read in 2011: 130

  • Number Read in Best Month: 16 (December)
  • Number Read in Worst Month: 6 (Tie between June & July)

Total Books Read in 2010: 130

Total Books Read in 2009: 200

Total Books Read in 2008: 80

Total Books Read in 2007: 122

Total Books Read in 2006: 70

Fiction/Non-fiction Split:

2011: 70%/30%

2010: 68%/32%

2009: 84%/16%

2008: 63%/37%

2007: 50%/50%

2006: 59%/41%

Percentage of Books by Women (Overall/Fiction/Non-fiction):

2011: 59%/58%/62%

2010: 55%/54%/59%

2009: 44%/44%/ 42%

2008: 68%/70%/67%

2007: 60%/57%/68%

2006: 74%/88%/55%

Five Star Books of 2011:

Room by Emma Donoghue

Waiting for an Ordinary Day: The Unraveling of Life in Iraq by Farnaz Fassihi

I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin

No Biking in the House Without a Helmet by Melissa Fay Greene

More Recommended Books (Not Quite 5 Stars, but definitely worth reading!):

Essex County by Jeff Lemire

The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama

Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War by Annia Ciezadlo

To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis

True Grit by Charles Portis

Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay

2011 in Book Statistics

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