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With the first quarter of 2012 ending today, I thought it was time to check up to see how I am faring this year, since this is my first year of truly tracking details of this sort rather than just the number of books read.

To date, I have read 44 books. This is a slightly slower pace than last year, but with a week of vacation pending, I suspect I can improve upon it. I would really like to hit 200 books read in one year but if I don’t make it, it is no big deal.

Here are some other stats for those who are interested in those things:

  • Total pages read: 11,865
  • Total audio time: 5.30 days
  • 30 percent of the books read were written by males. 
  • 18 percent have been audiobooks. 
  • Surprisingly, only 22 percent have been YA to date. 
  • 73 percent of the books have been by new-to-me authors. 
  • The average amount of time the books read have been on my TBR pile is 219 days. 
  • 34 percent of the books read have been from publishers. 
  • The average age of the books read is over 8 years. 


These stats do surprise me quite a bit. I am glad to see the percentage of review books decline from last year. I knew I had a lot of books that had been sitting on my shelves for longer than they should. I am really shocked at how little YA I have read so far. It will be interesting to see if this trend continues.

As far as challenges, these are always something I like to finish as soon as possible, but they are not something I consciously have in mind when I select books to read. I am glad to see that I am halfway to completion on all of these so far.

How are you doing so far this year?

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