In terms of reading....*snickers*. I had a really awesome year. I read 624 books this year. That is the most books I have ever read in my entire life in one year. I thought last year's total of 530 books was over the top but I just went all sorts of crazy this year. I didn't think that I would even get near last year's total but I went above and beyond. In case anyone is wondering how I did this, the first half of the year I had a job where I could read at work. The second half of the year I have been jobless allowing me to read all the time. Also I don't have kids. Enough said.
As most of you know, I read and review mainly Christian fiction on this blog. I do read other genres but this past year I really wanted to broaden the types of books that I read. The two types of books that I seemed to be able to not put down this year were YA and cozy mysteries. I had made a goal to read more YA this year and found myself reading it non stop. I discovered cozy mysteries around April and got completely addicted to them. Now if I could only find some YA cozy mysteries!
Here's a small breakdown of the books that I read in regards to those three genres:
Books Read: 625
Pages Read: 179,306
Christian Fiction: 228
YA & MG (this includes Christian YA/MG as well): 172
Cozy Mystery: 120
I thought I was going to do some more stats but there are too many books to count and it is hurting my head to keep looking at that list!
I couldn't pick just 10 books that I liked this year. Instead I just went through all the books I read and picked the ones that stood out the most to me.
MemoirsUndress Me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman (Review)
Hear No Evil by Matthew Paul Turner (Review)
Christian FictionMr. Darcy Broke My Heart by Beth Pattillo (Review)
The Preacher's Bride by Jody Hedlund (Review)
For Time and Eternity by Allison Pittman (Review)
Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner (Review)
The Bishop by Steven James (Review)
Her Mother's Hope by Francine Rivers (Review)
Non FictionEverything is Broken by Emma Larkin (Review)
Stuff Christians Like by Jonathan Acuff (Review)
General Market Fiction (Contemporary, Historical, Literary)Balancing Acts by Zoe Fishman (Review)
Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahme-Smith (Review)
Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O'Connor McNees (Review)
How to Be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway (Review)
The Gentleman Poet by Kathryn Johnson (Review)
The Debutante by Kathleen Tessaro (Review)
Love Goddess' Cooking School by Melissa Senate (Review)
City of Tranquil Light by Bo Caldwell (Review)
So that was my year in reading for 2010. My goals for 2011 will be posted tomorrow. Whew.