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Reading Stats: 2012

Wow, who can believe the first week of 2013 is already here?  I’m feeling particularly optimistic at the beginning of this new year, which is a good feeling!  The last few years have been bumpy to say the least, but I’m finally feeling more in control.  And maybe more importantly… finally feeling better able to roll with the punches that I can’t control!  2012 is the year that sent me to therapy, but I’m hoping that 2013 is the year that I can handle with my new-found coping strategies 🙂

Once again, it’s time to reflect on the books I’ve read during 2012.  This is always my favorite post to write, whether or not anyone else actually cares 🙂

As you know, I love my stats!  And now that this is my third year to analyze my reading log, I can compare data times three!  I hope this is as fun for you as it is for me!

Some stats I have gleaned from another year’s worth of reading:

Data 2010 2011 2012
(Finished) Books Read 94 61 61
Unfinished Books 4 4 2
(Finished) Chapter Books 80 61 56
Picture Books 14 0 (Didn’t count picture books this year) 5
(Finished) Audio Books 16 4 1
(Finished) Kindle Books 21 15 39
Longest Book to Read (not including Audio books) Five Sisters,
by James Fox
7/7/10 – 10/23/10 = 108 days
Who’s Your City?, by Richard Florida
1/3/11 – 4/17/11 = 104 days
The Paper Garden, by Molly Peakcock
7/14/12 – 9/3/12 = 51 days
Books with A+ Rating (in chronological order) (1) Anne of Avolea, by L.M. Montgomery

(2) The History of Love,
by Nicole Krauss

(3) The Help,
by Katheryn Stockett

(4) The Annotated Pride and Prejudice,
edited by David Shappard

(5) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,
by J.K. Rowling

(6) Home Game,
by Michael Lewis

(7) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,
by J.K. Rowling

(8) The Guinea Pig Diaries,
by A.J. Jacobs

(9) Kitchen Table Wisdom,
by Rachel Remen

(10) The Know-It-All,
by A.J. Jacobs

(11) Dear Enemy, by Jean Webster

(12) The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,
by Barbara Robinson

(13) Talkin’ About Bessie,
by Nikki Grimes

(14) Magic Island, by Elizabeth Waterston

(15) A Christmas Memory,
by Truman Capote

(16) The Annotated Persuasion,
edited by David Shappard

(17) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,
by Steig Larsson


(1) The 13 Clocks, by James Thurber

(2) The Diamond in the Window, by Jane Langton

(3) The Blue Castle, by L.M. Montgomery

(4) The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins

(5) The 19th Wife, by David Ebershoff

(6) Two-Part Invention, by Madeleine L’Engle

(7) Operating Instructions: A Journal of my Son’s First Year, by Anne Lamott

(8) Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card


(1) The Princess and the Goblin,
by George MacDonald


(2) The Fault in Our Stars,
by John Green


(3) The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society,
by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows


(4) The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier,
by Ree Drummond


(5) Among Others,
by Jo Walton


(6) The Magician King,
by Lev Grossman


(7) Old Souls,
by Tom Schroder


(8) Wool,
by Hugh Howey


(9) The Unraveling: Wool Part 4,
by Hugh Howey


(10) The Stranding: Wool Part 5,
by Hugh Howey


(11) Rilla of Ingleside,
by L.M. Montgomery


(12) Mothership,
by Martin Leicht and Isla Neal


(13) Looking for Alaska,
by John Green


(14) Will Grayson, Will Grayson,
by John Green


(15) Gone Girl,
by Gillian Flynn


(16) Paper Towns,
by John Green


(17) Beauty Queens,
by Libba Bray


(18) The Pursuit of Happiness,
by Tara Altebrando


(19) The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks,
by E. Lockhart

Books with a C or below Rating (1) The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao ,
by Junot Diaz
(Grade = C)

(2) Girls in Trucks, by Katie Crouch (Grade = C)

(1) Confessions of a Book Seller,
by Robin Soma-Dudley
(Grade = C-)

(2) More Confessions of a Book Seller,
by Robin Soma-Dudley
(Grade = C+)

(1) The Girls from Ames,
by Jeffrey Zazslow
(Grade = C+)


(2) Pope Joan,
by Donna Woolfolk Cross
(Grade = C+)


(3) A Live Coal in the Sea,
by Madeleine L’Engle
(Grade = C-)


(4) Fifty Shades of Grey,
by E.L. James
(Grade = C+)


(5) Where We Belong,
by Emily Giffen
(Grade = C-)


(6) Definitely Not Mr. Darcy.
by Karen Doornebos
(Grade = C+)


(7) The Sweet Far Thing (Gemma Doyle book #3),
by Libba Bray
(Grade = C-)

Books that were Re-Read 20 6 4

Whew, That was fun!

I’m happy that, as 2013 begins, I’m surrounded by books and a healthy To-Read list!

What was your favorite book you read in 2012? I’m always looking for more recommendations!

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