May 1, 2013

April reading brings May posting

Books books books! I was a bit worried that my April reading was going to suffer due to my crippling Plants vs. Zombies addiction, but I somehow pulled off 21 -- the same as last month, in one less day. Mind you, I did have to stay up past my bedtime in order to finish Passage before the deadline last night....

Books Read: April 2013

01. The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla (Stephen King)
02. No Cheating, No Dying (Elizabeth Weil)
03. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)
04. The Dark Towers VI: Song of Susannah (Stephen King)
05. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower (Stephen King)
06. A Complicated Kindness (Miriam Toews)
07. Carry On, Warrior (Glennon Doyle Melton)
08. Is Everyone Hanging Out with Me? (And Other Concerns) (Mindy Kaling)
09. Mean Moms Rule (Denise Schipani)
10. WLT (Garrison Keillor)
11. Sailing to Sarantium (Guy Gavriel Kay)
12. Lord of Emperors (Guy Gavriel Kay)
13. Tears of the Giraffe (Alexander McCall Smith)
14. The Full Cupboard of Life (Alexander McCall Smith)
15. The Rite (Matt Baglio)
16. The Brides of Rollrock Island (Margo Lanagan)
17. Red Spikes (Margo Lanagan)
18. Escaping the Endless Adolescence (Joseph Allen & Claudia W. Allen)
19. At Home in Mitford (Jan Karon)
20. The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday (Alexander McCall Smith)
21. Passage (Connie Willis)

Cumulative Stats for 2013

Total books read: 75

Average number of books read per month: 18.75

Fiction: 61
Non-fiction: 14

Books by male authors: 41
Books by female authors: 33
Books with joint male/female authorship: 1

Distinct male authors: 21
Distinct female authors: 20

Books by living authors: 69
Books by dead authors: 6

Books read for the first time: 33
Books read at least once before: 42

About six of these are chunksters, which makes me wonder how many books I might get through in a month if I restricted it to books under, say, 400 pages. It might be worth an experiment!

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