Saturday, 1 January 2011

End of 2010 review - start of Cannonball III

So another year is finished, and because I like this sort of thing, I have looked through my reading list of 2010, and tallied up the results. While I read a very impressive amount during last year's Cannonball period - November 2009 to October 2010, the tally for my entire 2010 is not quite what I'd have hoped, but still a stupidly huge number of books and pages.

In 2010 I read a total of 57728 pages, I'd hoped to be able to clear 58000, but as I got ill quite a bit in December, and we bought ourselves a Nintendo Wii, some things got in the way of reading. So 2009 was absolutely a more impressive reading year in total.
I read 125 new books, reread 25, and I read 7 comics trade paperbacks. Breaking it down into genre, because I like to do so, and this is my blog, the tally looks like this:

Non-fiction: 2
General fiction: 10
Fantasy: 16
Paranormal fantasy: 27
Young Adult (again mostly, fantasy): 30
Romance: 42
Mystery/crime/thriller: 22
Sci-fi: 1 (that would be the Doctor Who novel)
Comics: 7
Grand total: 158 books

Cannonball III runs from January 1st to December 31st this year, and I am obviously taking part. I managed to blog 100 books last year, and the goal is to do at least as many this year. I'm going to try not to get massive backlogs this year, because that was always a hassle last year, but knowing me, it will still happen on occasion. I've not got set plans for what I want to read, and will most likely just read what I please, but I have some books that have been on the To Be Read pile longer than others, that I will try to get through in the course of the first 52. Not actually going to write what said books are here, though, to lesson the sense of failure if I DON'T manage to read them. The blog will certainly be updated a lot more frequently than it has in the past few months, though. So watch this space.

1 comment:

  1. I like the fact that you read so much that fantasy, paranormal fantasy and young adults (again, mostly fantasy) are all separate categories for you. Kudos for your incredible capacity for reading huge amounts of books!