15 July 2011

We've reached the middle of the year. How many books have you read?

So, we've reached the beginning of July 2011.

I have to say I haven't read nearly the number of books I normally read by this time of the year.
Reading a certain number of books hasn't been as much of my focus this year though.
I intended to focus on reading more classics this year.

Last year, for instance, I read 78 books. That would be 39 books by mid-year.

So far I have read 25 books in 2011.
One contributing factor to that is that I have read five classics this year.
Last year I read six classics but two of them were very short and not even equal the effort of one complete classic.

Here is the breakdown of the books I have completed reading this year:

Memoirs ~ 4
Non Fiction ~ 4
Classics ~ 5
Humor ~ 2
Juvenile Fiction ~ 5
Fiction ~ 3
Biography ~ 2
25 Titles

Classic titles I've read this year:
Emma by Jane Austen
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
My Man Jeeves by Wodehouse
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Emma (Penguin Popular Classics) Frankenstein (Puffin Classics)Humorous Fiction: My Man Jeeves by P.G. WodehouseCount of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics 60th Anniv ed)A Tale of Two Cities (Penguin Classics)


  1. My annual reading count really ebbs and flows from year to year. I just completed my 47th. I am trying for 100 this year but it's not a drop dead number. Good for you on the classics. There are many I still want to read.

  2. Growing and changing as a reader is an interesting thing. You just may hit 100, Belle. I won't in all likelihood and I'm okay with that this year.


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