2005 Reading Round-Up

In the spirit of leaving 2005 behind, it's time for my annual wrap up of book reviews. How'd I do this year?

Number of books read in 2005: 162
Number of books read in 2004 (for comparison): 160
Average of books read per month: 13.5
Average of books read per week: 3
Daily average: 1 book read every 2.2 days
Percent of fiction read: 56%
Percent of nonfiction read: 44%
Number of audiobooks "read": 18

And now, for the best books of the year (in my humble opinion, of course!), in author alphabetical order...

*Inside the Kingdom by Carmen bin Laden

*Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

*Devil's Teeth by Susan Casey

*Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich

*Me & Emma by Elizabeth Flock

*Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

*Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

*Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

*The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

*Honeymoon by James Patterson

*Rob&Sara.com by P.J. Petersen and Ivy Ruckman

*The Pact by Jodi Picoult

*Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

*Myth of You and Me by Leah Stewart

*Dead Run by P.J. Tracy

*Love my Rifle More Than You by Kayla Williams

I was pleasantly surprised to see that fiction and non-fiction were almost evenly split in my readings this year, seeing as how I have a pretty major bias towards fiction. Cool. :-)

To check back on the reviews of some of these past titles, or to see what reviews you might have missed, click on "book review index" over in the navigation to the right.

Can't wait to see how I do in 2006! Happy New Year!


Anonymous said...

Wow - I thought I was doing pretty well with 50 books for the year. Way to go -

Marissa said...

Well, it's an occupational hazard. :-)