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

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2011 in Book Statistics

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