Per tradition, it's time for my annual wrap-up of all the books I read in 2006. I felt like I hardly read at all this year (or read a couple of BIG books that took weeks on their own), but I did okay. The stats...
Number of books read in 2006: 152
Number of books read in 2005 (for comparison): 162
Average of books read per month: 12.6
Average of books read per week: 2.9
Daily average: 1 book read every 2.4 days
Percent of fiction read: 81%
Percent of nonfiction read: 19%
Number of audiobooks "read": 22
And now, for the best books of the year (in my humble opinion, of course!), in author alphabetical order...
Ballis, Stacey. Room for Improvement. 2006.
Brockmann, Suzanne. Flashpoint. 2006.
Cabot, Meg. Avalon High. 2006.
Evans, Nicholas. The Divide. 2006.
Green, John. Looking for Alaska. 2006.
Green, John. An Abundance of Katherines. 2006.
Kidd, Sue Monk. The Mermaid Chair. 2006.
Krakauer, Jon. Into Thin Air. 2006.
Levitt, Steven D. Freakonomics. 2006.
Meyer, Stephenie. Twilight. 2006.
Meyer, Stephenie. New Moon. 2006.
It goes without saying that anything written by a Weiner, Cabot, or Evanovich is automatically on the list. :-)
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 2007! Happy New Year!