Tuesday, January 1, 2008

LIST: 2007 books, by the numbers

I'm making this post to have a record of my books Read in 2007, with a few bonus stats.

total books: 131 (yikes! I think I read 45 books last year)
average per month: 10.9
Fiction: 117
Nonfiction: 14

books for Around the World in 80 books: 24
books for Booking the 50 States: 11
Pulitzers: 3 this year + 5 previous = 8
Bookers: 3 this year + 2 previous = 5
new to me authors: 76

short story collections: 7
mystery: 17
classics: 23
young adult/children: 22
It gets a bit confusing at these categories; classic is before 1950s, and as for YA, I'm not sure exactly what my criteria is.

bolded are top 10 + 1
131. Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures - Vincent Lam
130. A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
129. The Christmas Thief - Mary Higgins Clark
128. Mercy - Jodi Picoult
127. Ishmael - Daniel Quinn
126. Shakespeare's Christmas - Charlaine Harris
125. Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
124. The Cricket and the Hearth - Charles Dickens
123. Irish Stories for Christmas - John B Keane
122. The Hours - Michael Cunningham
121. One Good Turn - Kate Atkinson
120. Monkfish Moon - Romesh Gunesekera
119. Gods & Monsters - Christopher Bram
118. Hockey Dreams - David Adams Richards
117. a boy of good breeding - Miriam Toews
116. Veronika Decides to Die - Paulo Coelho
115. Fragile Things - Neil Gaiman
114. The Lost Salt Gift of Blood - Alistair MacLeod
113. The Inuk Mountie Adventure - Eric Wilson
112. Rises the Night - Colleen Gleason
111. The Road - Cormac McCarthy
110. Everything's Eventual - Stephen King
109. Farewell, My Lovely - Raymond Chandler
108. Shakespeare's Champion - Charlaine Harris
107. The Gum Thief - Douglas Coupland
106. The Tale of Despereaux - Kate DiCamillo
105. The Rest Falls Away - Colleen Gleason
104. Surely You're Joking Mr Feynman - Richard P Feynman
103. The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield
102. On Chesil Beach - Ian McEwan
101. Other Colors - Orhan Pamuk
100. Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
99. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
98. Among the Shadows - LM Montgomery
97. Tomorrow - Graham Swift
96. We Need to Talk About Kevin - Lionel Shriver
95. Fighting Ruben Wolfe - Markus Zusak
94. O Pioneers! - Willa Cather
93. Cloud of Bones - Bernice Morgan
92. Number the Stars - Lois Lowry
91. The Reluctant Fundmentalist - Mohsin Hamid
90. Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
89. Never Let Me Go - Kazou Ishiguro
88. Inkheart - Cornelia Funke
87. The God of Small things - Arundhati Roy
86. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
85. We - Yevgeny Zamyatin
84. I Am the Messenger - Markus Zusak
83. The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood
82. The Halifax Connection - Marie Jakober
81. Galileo's Daughter - Dava Sobel
80. Murder on a Girls' Night Out - Anne George
79. The Year of Secret Assignments - Jaclyn Moriarty
78. The Princess of Burundi - Kjell Eriksson
77. HP and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling
76. Killer Swell - Jelff Shelby
75. Arthur & George - Julian Barnes
74. Shakespeare's Landlord - Charlaine Harris
73. Restless - William Boyd
72. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
71. The Hound of the Baskervilles - AC Doyle
70. The Bone People - Kerri Hulme
69. Uglies - Scott Westerfeld
68. Alentejo Blue - Monica Ali
67. The Echo Maker - Richard Powers
66. One for the Money - Janet Evanovich
65. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
64. Zlata's Diary - Zlata Filipovic
63. Good Intentions - Joy Fielding
62. The Translator - Leila Aboulela
61. Quite a Year for Plums - Bailey White
60. The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson
59. So Many Books, So Little Time - Sara Nelson
58. Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
57. Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind - Ann B Ross
56. Assassination Vacation - Sarah Vowell
55. My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult
54. Good Omens - Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
53. The Amber Spyglass - Philip Pullman
52. The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
51. The Swallows of Kabul - Yasmina Khadra
50. In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
49. A Man Without a Country - Kurt Vonnegut
48. Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
47. Coraline - Neil Gaiman
46. The Subtle Knife - Philip Pullman
45. The Golden Compass - Philip Pullman
44. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
43. The Other Boleyn Girl - Philippa Gregory
42. the perks of being a wallflower - stephen chbosky
41. The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides
40. The Giver - Lois Lowry
39. The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett
38. A History of the World in 10.5 Chapters - Julian Barnes
37. The Indian in the Cupboard - Lynne Reid Banks
36. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
35. Elizabeth Costello - JM Coetzee
34. Zombie - Joyce Carol Oates
33. The Big Sleep - Raymond Chandler
32. Reef - Romesh Gunesekera
31. The Pigman - Paul Zindel
30. The Boy Who Lost His Face - Louis Sachar
29. Ordinary People - Judith Guest
28. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - CS Lewis
27. The Baron in the Trees - Italo Calvino
26. The Gun Seller - Hugh Laurie
25. The Great Gilly Hopkins - Katherine Paterson
24. The Stranger - Albert Camus
23. The Shape of Water - Andrea Camilleri
22. American Gods - Neil Gaiman
21. On the Water - HM van den Brink
20. Ignorance - Milan Kundera
19. Partners in Crime - Agatha Christie
18. Pedro Paramo - Juan Rulfo
17. Northanger Abby - Jane Austen
16. The Inheritance - Louisa May Alcott
15. Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
14. Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson
13. The Secret Adversary - Agatha Christie
12. All Families are Psychotic - Douglas Coupland
11. Generation X - Douglas Coupland
10. something blue - Emily Giffen
9. A Wrinkle in Time - Madelaine L'Engle
8. Night - Elie Wiesel
7. Istanbul - Orhan Pamuk
6. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - RL Stevenson
5. Dispatches From the Edge - Anderson Cooper
4. On the Road - Jack Kerouac DNF
3. Hey Nostradamus! - Douglas Coupland
2. Longitude - Dava Sobel
1. Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson

repeat authors:
Neil Gaiman: 4.5
Douglas Coupland: 4
Charlaine Harris: 3
Robert Louis Stevenson: 2
Orhan Pamuk: 2
Agatha Christie: 2
Katherine Paterson: 2
Romesh Gunesekara: 2
Raymond Chandler: 2
Julian Barnes: 2
Dava Sobel 2
Jodi Picoult: 2
Colleen Gleason: 2
Markus Zusak: 2
Lois Lowry: 2

6 comments:

3M said...

Aren't stats fun? I love them. We were oh so close on the new authors!

Literary Feline said...

From 45 to over 100! That's quite a jump! It looks like you had a great reading year, Elizabeth. I hope you have another one this year!

Bookfool said...

Wow, that's a great list and how cool to jump by nearly 1000 books in a year!

Bookfool said...

I meant 100, of course. Sorry, it's early for me.

raidergirl3 said...

3M - I have to wonder what I read in other years to read so many new authors this year

literary feline - thanks, Wendy. It was a huge jump - there were so many books I was trying to read, many classics that I hadn't read before.

bookfool - I knew you just got excited and hit the zero too much. Thanks for stopping by.

Suey said...

Fun list! And I thought my jump from 70 to 100 was pretty big... it pales in comparison!