I just finished my 52nd book, allowing me to reach my book-a-week goal (yay!), but a bit short of my personal goal of 60 books. I usually average between 50-55 a year so I guess I'm still within my usual, although I had hoped to read more this year.
Of the 52 books I read this year:
26 were by women authors
23 were by men
3 were compilations of short stories by both
29 were by American authors
(and 1 of the compilations was by both Japanese and American authors)
29 were by new-to-me authors, 12 of which I would definitely read something else by them
2 were rereads
Most of the books were Fiction, of which only 4 were Classics (yikes!).
Non-Fiction, 4 or 5 depending how you count Capote's In Cold Blood.
The longest book was Gone With the Wind at 1020 pages.
Only 3 others were over 500 pgs.
The shortest was Snakes and Earrings at 118 pages.
Total pages read = 16,176
Hm, I definitely see some things I'd like to work on for next year. More on that in the New Year.