February 28, 2013

Celebrating (my) literacy in our shortest month

Following hard on the heels of yesterday's post, here's the scoop on my February reads:

Books Read: February 2013

01. American Gods (Neil Gaiman)
02. The Virgin in the Garden (A. S. Byatt)
03. Stuff White People Like (Christian Lander)
04. Still Life (A. S. Byatt)
05. The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)
06. Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins)
07. Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins)
08. Northanger Abbey (Jane Austen)
09. Babel Tower (A. S. Byatt)
10. Mort (Terry Pratchett)
11. Pontoon (Garrison Keillor)
12. Look Me In the Eye (John Elder Robison)
13. In This Mountain (Jan Karon)
14. This Side of Paradise (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
15. When We Were Romans (Matthew Kneale)
16. Fevre Dream (George R. R. Martin)
17. Diamond Grill (Fred Wah)

Cumulative Stats for 2013 

Total books read: 33

Average number of books read per month: 16.5

Fiction: 31
Non-Fiction: 2

Books by male authors: 16
Books by female authors: 17

Books by living authors: 29
Books by dead authors: 4

Books read for the first time: 10
Books read at least once before: 23


Anonymous said...

You should include number of pages read. That would be a very interesting statistic.

Christine Rebecca said...

It's too late to start tracking that, though. A number of these were library books that have since gone back.

rockettheology said...

I've been meaning to do page stats for a while, but never have.
How many re-reads? Oh, yes, there it is, 23/31. Good oh on male/female author stats.

Christine Rebecca said...

Yeah, I reread a LOT. But I do enjoy new-to-me books too; March (as you will see) has proportionately more of those, as I've been frequenting the library more often. Though I've just started re-reading Stephen King's seven-book Dark Tower series, so, hmm...

Re male/female, that's not something I plan, just something that happened. I do want to also start keeping track of distinct male/female authors (rather than books by) as I think that will give a different picture. Like for February, I have nine distinct male authors and four distinct female authors.