I have read 32 books so far this year. That is slightly ahead of last year's mid-year pace and about the same as at this point in 2008.
This year, I'm tracking my reading using a Google spreadsheet.
I finished book 32 -- A Lion Among Men -- last night. Seven of the 32 (about 22%) were purchased. The rest were from the Lewes Public Library (Yay, the library!). all but one -- Craig Furguson's memoir American on Purpose -- were novels. I read for escapism; I prefer fiction.
To get truly geeky, I have read 10,507 pages this year. That's an average of just over 328 pages per book.