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?
4 thoughts on “Jody’s Reading Report Card 2009”
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.
I definitely didn’t read as much as you did. I need to get my butt in gear! Great list of books. I loved If I Stay.