June 2010 Reading Log

YA

Middle Grade

Graphic Novels

Adult Fiction

Currently Reading

(Reading logs two posts in a row – how embarrassing!  I have so many half-written review posts, so hopefully I’ll get some of those up soon now that summer reading is up and running.)

May 2010 Reading Log

YA

Middle Grade

Early Chapter

Kids and YA Nonfiction

Graphic Novels

Adult Fiction

Adult Nonfiction

Currently Reading

April 2010 Reading Log

YA

Middle Grade

Kids and YA Nonfiction

Graphic Novels

Adult Fiction

Currently Reading

(Side note: I am a reading machine!  23 books: my best month ever!  And in a month where I had houseguests three weekends in a row!  I am feeling a) very accomplished and b) like I should probably get out more.)

March 2010 Reading Log

YA

Middle Grade

Kids and YA Nonfiction

Graphic Novels

Adult Nonfiction

Currently Reading

February 2010 Reading Log

YA

Middle Grade

Kids and YA Nonfiction

Graphic Novels

Adult Fiction

Currently Reading

January ’10 Reading Log

YA

Middle Grade

Kids and YA Nonfiction

Graphic Novels

Adult Fiction

Adult Nonfiction

Didn’t Finish

Currently Reading

My 2009 Reading Year in Review

2009 was the first year in which I kept a complete reading log, and I’ve been looking forward to taking a closer look at my reading habits.  In other words: fun with graphs!  Most of this is probably only interesting to me, but if you scroll on down to the bottom you can see a quick list of my fifteen favorite books read in 2009.  One other note: I did not keep track of picture books and easy readers, so none of those will be included in this little breakdown.

Books read in 2009: 221

Of those 221, 13 were re-reads.

I started an additional 6 books that I chose not to finish.  For some reason I thought this number was going to be much higher.

120 were from the library.  51 were review copies.  24 were purchased.  23 were mooched.  3 were gifts.

Of those 221 books, 195 were fiction.  (Ouch!  My reading goal for 2010 is definitely to add a little bit more nonfiction into that mix.)

More than 50% of the books I read in 2009 were Young Adult fiction.  Here’s the full breakdown:

My most prolific reading month was June, with 21 books read.  Least books read was a three-way tie between May, August, and November with 16 books read in each of those months.

While I started out the year reading almost entirely YA fiction, I’m glad to see that by the end of the year I had diversified my reading a little bit, adding more middle grade fiction and graphic novels - a habit I plan to continue into 2010!  The adult books are pretty steady, as I expected – I try to read one or two adult books every month.

Taking a closer look at fiction, since that was the majority of my reading, I can see that the genre I read most was contemporary realistic fiction, with fantasy close on its heels.  (Lots of these books, of course, fit in more than one category – I chose a primary category for each book.)

And finally as promised, here are my 15 favorite reads from 2009.  These are not necessarily published in 2009 – I’m just going on when I read them.  I did not include any re-reads in this list, and it is not in any particular order.

December 2009 Reading Log

YA

Middle Grade

Graphic Novels

Adult Fiction

Currently Reading

November ’09 Reading Log

YA

Middle Grade

Graphic Novels

Plays

Poetry

Children’s and YA Nonfiction

Adult Nonfiction

Currently Reading

October 2009 Reading Log

YA

Middle Grade

Graphic Novels

Adult Nonfiction

Currently Reading