"The more that you read
The more things that you will know
The more that you learn
The more places you'll go" -Dr. Seuss
Perhaps this Dr. Seuss quote links my loves for reading and traveling?
Kelly's Book Stats 2012
How many books read in 2012? 50, on the dot.
How many fiction and non fiction? 41 fiction, 9 nonfiction. I fully admit I prefer fiction.
Male/Female author ratio? 13 male, 37 female. I swear this is not on purpose. Perhaps I need to take more book recommendations from Eric?
Favorite book of 2012? Well, favorite author of 2012 is definitely Sarah Jio. I loved, loved Violets of March, The Bungalow and Blackberry Winter. All amazing books.
Least favorite? Probably 50 Shades of Grey, only book I gave 2 stars all year. Even that wasn't as bad as I expected it to be...
Any that you simply couldn’t finish and why? I picked up and put down the book Room several times. Technically I did not finish it in 2012, but I actually did finish it on January 1st 2013. I ended up liking it, it just took me a bit of effort to get into!
Longest and shortest book titles? 11/22/63 was the longest at 849 pages, yikes! The 7th Month was an especial by Lisa Gardner and was only 71 pages, so that has to be the shortest.
How many books from the library? I would guess close to half, maybe more- I didn't pay for many books this year.
How many books read did I purchase? Not many… I would guess 3 or 4?
How many were gifts? I don't think any…
How many were given to me for reviews? None
How many books read on kindle? I would say probably 45 or so. I love my Kindle.
Any re-reads? The Great Gatsby was the only re-read this year.
Which countries did you go to through the page in your year of reading? Germany, England, Australia, France, Italy, Yemen, Bora Bora, Czech, and an undisclosed country in South America (seriously- I can't figure out what country State of Wonder took place in?)
Which book wouldn’t you have read without someone’s specific recommendation? I probably would not have read 11/22/63 without my friend Sarah's recommendation, but it was really good so I'm glad I did. I actually read a lot of random books this year that I wouldn't have found without a recommendation!