Friday, December 31, 2010

Year in Review: My Favorite and Best

Just how much did I read in 2010? I read 812 books in 2010. (July was the month I read most, December was the month I read least.) Review copies made up 58.2% of my reading (470). Library books were 30% of my reading (242). Borrowed books were 7.9% of my reading (64). Bought-books made up 3% (24). Gift-books made up  .9% (7). I am pleased to see that 42% of what I read came from sources other than review copies. In total, I read 143,766 pages this year.

My Favorite Board Books: I read 71 board books. (8.7%) My top ten:

My Favorite Picture Books: I read 164 picture books. (20.2%) My top twenty:

My Favorite Children's Books: I read 79 children's books. (9.7%) My top ten:

My Favorite Middle Grade Books: I read 81 middle grade books. (10%). My top ten:

My Favorite YA Books: I read 116 YA books. (14.3%) My top fifteen:
  • Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver. 2010. [March 2010]. HarperCollins. 480 pages. 
  • Blue Plate Special by Michelle D. Kwasney. 2009. Chronicle Books. 366 pages.
  • For Keeps. Natasha Friend. 2010. [April 2010] Penguin. 272 pages. [YA Realistic Fiction/YA Romance]
  • Scarlett Fever. Maureen Johnson. 2010. February 2010. Scholastic. 352 pages.
  • Airhead. Meg Cabot. 2008. Scholastic. 340 pages.
  • The House of Dead Maids by Clare B. Dunkle. 2010. September 2010. Henry Holt. 160 pages.
  • Ship Breaker. Paolo Bacigalupi. 2010. May 2010. Little Brown. 326 pages.
  • Grace. Elizabeth Scott. 2010. September 2010. Penguin. 208 pages.
  • Monsters of Men. Patrick Ness. 2010. September 2010. Candlewick Press. 608 pages.
  • Real Live Boyfriends. E. Lockhart. 2010. December 2010. Random House. 240 pages.
  • The Wee Free Men. Terry Pratchett. 2003. HarperCollins. 400 pages.
  • Wintersmith. Terry Pratchett. 2006. HarperCollins. 325 pages.
  • Prom & Prejudice. Elizabeth Eulberg. 2011. [January 2011] Scholastic. 288 pages.
  • Jane. April Lindner. 2010. Little Brown. 373 pages.
  • Perfect Chemistry. Simone Elkeles. 2008. [December 2008] Walker & Company (Bloomsbury). 368 pages.

My Favorite Adult Books: I read 92 adult books (11.3%). My top twelve:

My Favorite Christian Books: I read 95 Christian books. (11.7%) My top ten:

Five favorite Christian nonfiction:

Five favorite Christian fiction:
My Favorite Nonfiction Books: I read 56 nonfiction books. (6.9%)

 Top five for younger readers:

Top five for older readers:
My Favorite Graphic Novels: I read 30 graphic novels. (3.7%) My top five:

My Favorite Poetry Books: I read 22 books poetry books. (2.7%) My top three:
My Favorite Short Story Collections/Novellas: I read 6 short story/novella collections. (.7%) I've got two short story collections I'd like to highlight:

© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


Marce said...

Flavia is my favourite character of the year. I look forward to reading Weed in the series next year.

Great list Becky, you read a TON of books, wow.

Happy New Year

Bev Hankins said...

Oh My Goodness! 812! And my husband thinks 203 is a lot...little does he know. :-)

Still finishing #203, actually. So I won't be posting my 2010 wrap-up for a little bit.

Happy New Year!

Jessica (The Bluestocking Society) said...

This is an amazing list/resource. Thank you! I had a baby this year and am always looking for good suggestions on board books in particular. I'll definitely be checking out the ones you listed. Happy New Year!

Yvonne said...

Wow you had a great year! Happy New Year!

DesLily said...

incredible becky!! I don't know how you accomplish so much!

I hope you have a wonderful 2011!!!

Mrs. N said...

Thanks for all the great recommendations, I added tons to my to read list. I also just read North and South this year and loved it (It was one of my top 5). I couldn't believe I hadn't read it sooner.

Sarah at SmallWorld said...

WOW!! What a fantastic set of lists!