Friday, December 30, 2011

December Reading Wrap-Up

The month is almost out. I feel like December actually moved at a normal pace until Christmas Eve, at which point time flew by. Which is preferably to the entire month flying by. I also spread the book love this month and got Boyfriend a copy of The Art of Fielding for Christmas since he a) loooooooves baseball b) doesn't read all that often but expressed interest in this book and c) I (kinda) want to read it too. Boyfriend returned the book love by getting me the Great Gatsby Postertext. Granted I pointed him in that direction. And many thanks to Brenna's Book Fetish posts at BookRiot for telling me about these.

Number of books read
6 (more than 1/2 due to the readathon)
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Transformations by Anne Sexton
11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King
The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore
Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Prison Librarian by Avi Steinberg

Total pages read

Percentage of fiction read

Percentage of female authors

Percentage of white authors

Percentage of US authors

Percentage of ebooks

Percentage of re-reads

Books written by decade
1880s - 17%
1970s - 17%
1980s - 17%
2000s - 17%
2010s - 33%

Alright, not too bad. A little more diversity in US authors would be nice. Something to work on next year. But at least I got a couple female authors in there AND every book wasn't written in the last 20 years. Progress.