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The final countdown: How many books did you read in 2010

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Post by Michy » Sun January 2nd, 2011, 3:52 am

I have an overall sense of when I'm reading "a lot" and when I'm not, but other than that I prefer not to keep a tally of how many books I've read. Otherwise, I'll start feeling "pressure" to read more, and that will take the enjoyment right out of it. But that's just me. :)

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Post by Nefret » Sun January 2nd, 2011, 3:55 am

I'm not sure exactly. My guess would be 50 or so. Most of those were classics.
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Post by annis » Sun January 2nd, 2011, 4:20 am

Absolutely no idea- I never bother to count :)

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Post by Margaret » Sun January 2nd, 2011, 4:39 am

I have no idea, but the "extreme bookoholic category" for the 2011 Historical Fiction Challenge (hosted by Historical Tapestry this year) is 20 books. That's how many were on my "Best of" list for 2010, and I feel sure I must have read at least twice that many. I guess just about all of us here count as extreme bookoholics!
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Post by Kasthu » Sun January 2nd, 2011, 4:55 am

My total in 2010 was 146, five more than I read in 2009! Nobody can believe me when I tell them i read that much in a year.

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Post by javagirl » Sun January 2nd, 2011, 5:19 am

61 during 2010 which is the most in a year for me and is 3 more than last year.
About 60% were historical fiction. In addition, I had two DNFs.

I wish I could read more, but I have a feeling that's around the max I'll be able to fit in my life if my current situation remains about as is.

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Post by annis » Sun January 2nd, 2011, 6:42 am

Yikes! Just out of curiosity I did a rough estimate. Given that I read a minimum of 4 books a week and often more (not all HF), the lowest number I would read in a year is 208.

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Post by emr » Sun January 2nd, 2011, 8:30 am

118 books, all of them fiction. That's 7 more books than in 2009 but when counted in pages (goodreads can do that) I have actually read almost the same number of pages than last year. I don't know how many more books I didn't finish, 6? 8? I may still go back to them some day...
And my TBR is around 40 books taller...
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Post by Vanessa » Sun January 2nd, 2011, 9:37 am

I read 84.5!
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

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Post by Elysium » Sun January 2nd, 2011, 10:27 am

total 145 but 3 was re-read and 1 DNF. Last year I read 104.

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