I read more books this year (and gave up on more) than I have since I started keeping track in February 1970. This year's reading included:
Novels - 116This is the first time that I've taken the time to detail my reading for a year and I'm a little bit pleased to see that I read some 61 books written by women. For some reason, I always feel that I'm slighting female authors despite the fact that so many of my favorite writers are women: Joyce Carol Oates, Ruth Rendell, Elizabeth George, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Mary Gordon, Jane Austen, for example.
Non-Novel Comedy - 2
Short Story Collections - 3
Non-Fiction - 38
Books by Men - 97
Books by Women - 60
Books by Mixed Gender Team - 2
Abandoned Books - 15
Pre-20th Century Books - 4
Review Copies - 31
Sports Related - 3
Unfinished Books Carried to 2008 - 3
Re-Reads - 3 (including two 19th century classics)
All in all, it's been a good reading year for me and I'm looking forward to the same for 2008, especially since my blog will officially be a year old on January 20, hard to believe as that is for me. I can't wait to see what I manage to chase down in the next 12 months.