Book Journals

Beginning in 2007, I began keeping track of my reading here on my blog. At the end of each year, I post a summary of the year…or, if you like, the year in review…which lists all books read, links to reviews, and other interesting information!

Additionally, The Lists subpage will take you to lots of prize list winners and finalists, as well as some of the other reading lists out there (like the 1001 Books To Read Before You Die, The New York Times Most Notable Lists, and Oprah’s Picks).

Enjoy!

Face To Face Book Club Reads

In April of 2013, I started a Face to Face Book Club with my two good friends, Cathie and Connie. This is the page where I will keep a running total of the books we read together and what we thought of them. April 20, 2013 The Movement of Stars by Amy Brill (Riverhead Books) …

The Lists

I am a addictive list maker. About a year ago I started a blog called The Lists – Books for the Obsessive Reader. But I have decided to streamline things and keep everything here, on one blog. So now all my lists can be found here, by clicking on the links below.

2007 In Review

2007 Books In Review By The Numbers Number of Books Read: 95 Women Authors: 47 Men Authors: 48 New to me in 2007 Authors: 56 Average Books Read per month: 7.9 Number of Pages Read: 30,794 Average Number of Pages Read per month: 2566 Least Productive Month: October with five (5) books read Most Productive …

2008 in Review

2008 Books in Review By the Numbers: Number of Books Read: 101 Women Authors: 62 Male Authors: 39 New to Me In 2008 Authors: 79 Average Books Read Per Month: 8.4 Number of Pages Read: 31,491 Average Number of Pages Read per MONTH: 2624 Average Number of Pages Read per BOOK: 312 Least Productive Month …

2009 In Review

I read some amazing books in 2009. Here is my link to a post which lists my top ten books of 2009. The following are books read in 2009, with ratings and links to reviews. Books are rated as follows: = Amazing, highly recommended, a must read = Very good/good, recommended = Okay, some people …

2010 in Review

What a GREAT year of reading! In 2010 I read 96 books, a total of 28,633 pages (an average of 298 pages per book) with more than 75% of them rated a 4 star or higher! Here is my list of the Best Books of 2010. I found a lot of new authors from whom …

2011 in Review

All in all, 2011 was an amazing year of reading for me where I discovered many new and talented authors. I met my goal of reading 96 books (the same as last year). I read about 1000 more pages in 2011 than I did in 2010 and continued the trend of more than 75% of …

2012 In Review

Twenty-twelve was an interesting year for me with personal challenges and losses and a new focus on my latest obsession: quilting and sewing. I read 38 fewer books and nearly 10,000 fewer pages than in 2011, but the quality of my reading was still excellent with 31% of the books I read garnering a 5 …

2013 In Review

In 2013, I read one book less than I did in 2012 (although three of those I did not finish) and turned almost 20,000 pages. Thirty percent of the books I read garnered a 5 star rating (compared to 31% in 2012). Overall, the books I finished in 2013 averaged a whooping 4.2 stars (a …

2014 in Review

The following are books read in 2014, with ratings and links to reviews. Books are rated as follows:  = Amazing, highly recommended, a must read, one of the best of the year = Very good/good, recommended = Just Okay for me, although some people might like it   = Weak writing, not recommended = Ugh, …

2015 In Review

The following are books read in 2015, with ratings and links to reviews. Books are rated as follows:  = Amazing, highly recommended, a must read, one of the best of the year = Very good/good, recommended = Just Okay for me, although some people might like it   = Weak writing, not recommended = Ugh, …

2 comments

    • tea on September 7, 2009 at 02:20

    CARIBOUSMOM, you have won an award at my summertravelandreadingfun blog. Please come by and pick it up. Let me know. Then, I can mark off your name. Congratulations!

    • Nancy Maywar on November 29, 2009 at 13:46

    I just discovered you through my Bookwomen issue. Looking forward to reading your blog

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