Saturday, January 2, 2010

2009 Metrics: Reading

I read 63 books during 2009. That's almost exactly the same as my total for 2008 (which I find a little freaky).

I find that, of the books I read, 51 were checked-out from the Lewes Public Library, 11 were books I own (either gifts or books I bought), and 1 was borrowed (The first in a series by Owen Parry, handed off to me by my brother Matt, who often finds great novels for us to read.

2009 Book Montage



The Mysteries of Pittsburgh: A Novel

Nuclear Winter Wonderland: A Wild Tale of Nuclear Terror, Kidnapping, Gangsters and Family Values

The Hakawati

Rancid Pansies

The Traveler

The Eleventh Man

The Dark River

Captain Freedom: A Superhero's Quest for Truth, Justice, and the Celebrity He So Richly Deserves

How Perfect Is That

Callisto: A Novel

Sicilian Tragedee: A Novel

The Bible Salesman: A Novel

Gone Tomorrow

The Domino Men

Fool: A Novel

Mine All Mine

The High City

The January Dancer

Beside a Burning Sea

Nuclear Jellyfish: A Novel

Museum of Human Beings

The Development

Agincourt: A Novel

Blindspot: A Novel

The Republic of Vengeance

The Last Masquerade

The Leisure Seeker: A Novel

The Devil's Disciples

Atomic Lobster: A Novel

Angel of Forgetfulness

Moriarty

Sunnyside

Woodsburner: A Novel

A Salty Piece of Land

The Edge of the World

Aztec Fire

Letters from Hawaii

Slumdog Millionaire: A Novel

Inherent Vice

Faded Coat of Blue

The Blue Manuscript

Nothing but a Smile: A Novel

Shadows of Glory

Call Each River Jordan

Flint and Silver: A Prequel to Treasure Island

Honor's Kingdom

The Greatest Knight: The Story of William Marshal

Boca Knights

Persona Non Grata: A Novel of the Roman Empire

The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein

Chemistry for Beginners

Shooters and Chasers

How I Became a Famous Novelist

The Last Dickens: A Novel

Ground Up: A Novel

The Family Man

Then She Found Me

The Lieutenant

Wishin' and Hopin': A Christmas Story

Devil’s Dream: A Novel About Nathan Bedford Forrest

The Messenger

Matchless: A Christmas Story

The Golden City



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For 2009, I used a web site called GoodReads to track my reading. Ill be looking around this weekend for where to track reading in 2010. I'm leaning towards designing my own Google Docs spreadsheet.

2 comments:

brdweb said...

Did you not like GoodReads? I use the site myself and like it.

Mike Mahaffie said...

I liked Goodreads, but I like to try out new approaches each year.

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