Friday, January 13, 2006

End of Year Summary...

This past year (2005) I read a total of 178 books, which averages out to approximately 143/4 books a month.

Of those, 48 were Audio books which averages out to 4 Audiobooks a month and 25 were ebooks which is approximately 2 ebooks a month.

My Best Month was September with 25 reads.
My Worst Month was a tie between Feb & March w/ only 9 reads each

I had a fairly great year where there was not one D grade in all my readings, although I did stop reading one because I was too bored to care, but the writing itself was not bad enough to give it a D. So it got a C-. The book was Mary Jo Putney's A Kiss of Fate

One thing I noticed while doing my round up was the amount of anthologies I read. I don't like to read anthologies but I read 7 of them this year so that was a definite improvement over last year.

I read about 40 new authors and among them were Laura Kinsale, NinaBangs, Lisa Marie Rice, Maggie Shayne, SEP, Linda Fairstein, Lisa Scottoline, Mary Janice Davidson, Julianne MacLean, Loretta Chase, Christina Dodd, Lora Leigh, Sherri L. King, Sarah McCarty, Susan Donovan, Marianne Stillings, Cheryl St. John, Elizabeth Rolls, Kathryn Caskie, Laura Lee Guhrke, Amelia Grey, Elizabeth Lowell, Susan Kearney, Lynn Viehl and Suzanne Enoch.

My two favorite books this year were Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale and Diana Gabaldon's A Breath of Snow & Ashes

I started reading Feehan's Carpatian Series but never got around to reading the next book after Dark Prince. I guess I should tackle that series early this year since it's so long.

My favorite series this year would have to be spilt in to three Suzanne Enoch's Lesson in Love, Sherri L. King's Hordes War and Susan Elizabeth Phillips' Chicago Stars series.

My resolution this year is to finish two long running series which have been sitting in my TBR pile. I want to finish the Cynster series (aprox 8 left) and the Carpathian series (all of them left, except the first story).

When it comes to how many books I would like to read... I just hope to have a year without flops regardless if I read 20 or 200 books in 2006.

Happy 2006!
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