Whew, this was quite the year of reading for me. In 2008, I read 149 books. Last year, I finished 199. This year I was DETERMINED to hit a nice round number. 200 books for the win!
According to my unbelievably nerdy spreadsheet, I read 26,478 pages this year, which means my books were, on average, 298 pages long.
Looking over my books for the year, I’d say this was the year of Harry Potter (I reread all of them in the last five weeks), Jacky Faber, Janette Rallison, Ellen Emerson White, and Malcolm Gladwell. Not to mention the six trillion books I brought home from ALA Midwinter. I shall stain my pillow tonight with tears that I am not going this year.
And for my top ten books this year. . . I’ve got to say this wasn’t the best year for books. I read a lot of things I liked, but very few books that I just absolutely LOVED. Tragic. Nevertheless, I shall press on. In no particular order:
- What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell (also Outliers)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
- Shakespeare Bats Cleanup by Ron Koertge (review here) (also Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs)
- The Road Home by Ellen Emerson White (review here) (also her President’s Daughter series)
- Just One Wish by Janette Rallison (review here) (along with My Double Life)
- Matched by Ally Condie (review here)
- A Family of Readers: The Book Lover’s Guide to Children’s and Young Adult Literature by Roger Sutton and Martha Parravano
- Nightshade by Andrea Creamer (review here)
- Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (along with the sequel, Linger)
- Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta (review here)
What about you? What was your favorite book (or books. . . I’m not picky) in 2010?