I have read a total of 158 books this year. If you can believe it, that is only one book less than last year. That's totally crazy, I know! Let's get to the good stuff - the statistical breakdown.
My goal was to try and read at least half of the books published in 2009. I came close with 46% - 72 books, which was better than I did last year. You can click on the graph to get a bigger one. (I didn't realize it was so hard to see.)
Yes, most of the books I grade fall somewhere in the "B zone", which makes up over 50% of my grades. I would expect this because I try and only read books that have been recommended by other readers. I am pretty stingy with my A grades, but 17% isn't too shabby. Again, I believe this is due to following great recommendations! As for my lower grades, most of those were due to favorite authors who had let me down.
I have lumped paranormal, urban fantasy, fantasy and time-travel all together in one category - alternate reality, making it the most popular genre at 29%. I also lumped together medieval and westerns in the historical category. Sadly, I only managed to read one western. I did read 7 medieval books, though.