Sunday, January 06, 2008

Year in Review: 2007 Book stats

Books read: 51 (1 less than last year)
Novels: 39
Non-fiction: 7
Short story collections: 6
Classics (including Modern Classics): 5
Kidlit/Young Adult: 9
Fantasy: 11
Mystery/Thrillers: 10
Series: 19 books, 10 series (of those I'll definitely continue with 5 of them)
Re-reads: 6 (Harry Potter 1-6)
Journals/diaries (included in the Non-fiction number): 1
Travel: 1
Books written by men: 21
Books written by women: 29
(plus one collection of short stories by both)
Award winners: 15
Books in translation: 9
Books read for book groups (online or in-person): 4
Books read for reading challenges: 42!
Books by British authors (including England and Scotland): 18
Books by American authors: 15
Books by Japanese authors: 6
Books by Canadian authors: 4
Books by Irish authors: 3
Books by German authors: 2
Books by Korean Americans (included in American number): 2
Books by French authors: 1
Books by Australian authors: 1
Books by Columbian authors: 1
Total authors read (excluding multiple books by the same author): 39
Authors read more than once: J.K. Rowling (7), Anne Frank (2), Alexander McCall Smith (2), Colleen Gleason (2), Yasunari Kawabata (2), Ian Rankin (2)
New-to-me authors: 32
Longest book: 780 pages (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell)
Shortest book: 104 pages (Hesperus Press: Who Killed Zebedee? (and John Jago's Ghost) by Wilkie Collins)
Total pages read: 16,820


  1. I keep meaning to tell you that I like the new look on your blog, Tanabata!

    I love how you broke down your reading. I'm taking notes for next year possibly. :-)

    Have a great week!

  2. Thanks Wendy! I always enjoy looking at the numbers for the year. Although every year I wish I could read more and read more books in translation. :)

  3. Great list, Nat. Are you going to tell us what your favorites were?

  4. Les- Yup, they're up now actually. :)


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