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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?