Jody’s Reading Report Card 2009

This year was a great reading year for me! I read 29 books!  I get an A+ because that’s more than two per month, which for me is a huge accomplishment, because as you probably know, I work full time, write, have a family, blah blah blah. Someday I’m going to be a YA author. So, I thought I’d break down my reading habits for the year and just see what kind of useless but fascinating info came out of it.

Books By the Numbers

Total books read in 2009: 29
Total books read that were considered YA: 27
Books by female authors: 21
Books by male authors: 8
Author’s first book: 16
Author’s first book, debuting 2009: 14
Books I read because I liked Author’s previous work: 3
Authors I found that I will read future books: 14
Books I read that my agent represented: 3
Books I started, but didn’t finish: 1

Books By the Substance

Favorite Character: Ed, from I Am The Messenger, by Markus Zusak
Funniest Book: Busted, Confessions of An Accidental Player, by Antony John
Tear Jerker-est: If I Stay, by Gayle Foreman
The one I didn’t expect to Love, but WOW did I!: Ash, by Melinda Lo
Best Suspense: Candor, by Pam Bachorz (also the one I’d like to see become a movie)
Best Romance: Twenty Boy Summer, by Sarah Ockler
Best Book Cover: Hush, Hush, by Becca Fitzpatrick and Audrey Wait!, by Robin Benway
Best Title: Into The Wild Nerd Yonder, by Julie Halpern
Book with the most heart: Mudville, by Kurtis Scaletta
Most unique writing style: How To Steal A Car, by Pete Hautman

What about you all?  Anyone want to share some of their stats?

Published by jody sparks

Jody Sparks Mugele spent her first career in marketing writing and leading teams of writers and editors. After her son came out as transgender in 2015, she dedicated herself to advocating for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. For two years, she led the Indianapolis regional chapter of PFLAG, a nationally renowned LGBTQ+ advocacy group. She has given many conference talks about parenting trans kids, healthcare in the trans community, and suicidality among LGBTQ+ youth. And with GenderNexus, an Indianapolis-based advocacy organization, she created programming and led support groups to work with parents to help their children through all aspects of gender transition. She recently moved to Northeast Georgia where she is excited to develop opportunities to continue to strongly and proudly advocate for LGBTQ+ members of our society. She also LOVES kitschy Christmas crafting!

4 thoughts on “Jody’s Reading Report Card 2009

  1. I don’t keep as good stats as you, but I think I read at least 50. This includes books on tape, which lets me read while I exercise or work in the yard. Next year, I’ll try to keep a better count. I’m excited that Ash is ready for pick up at the library. Can’t wait to read it.

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