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If You're a Book Lover...

you might like this post. My niece, Lenore, is a book blogger, so her year-end information is more interesting than mine, but I'd like to copy a few of her ideas.

I read 98 books in 2009, the most in March (11) and the least in December (5).

81 were written by women, 14 were written by men, and 3 were written by both.

Top authors:
Robyn Carr - 12 books
Karen Kingsbury - 8 books
Debbie Macomber & Fern Michaels - 7 books
James Patterson & Nora Roberts - 5 books

Celebrity books and/or bios:
Always Looking Up-The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist - Michael J. Fox
Might as Well Laugh About it Now - Marie Osmond
Prairie Tail - Melissa Gilbert
The Time of My Life - Patrick Swayze & Lisa Niemi
True Compass - Edward M. Kennedy

Favorite suspense/drama authors:
Iris Johansen
Lisa Scottoline
Lisa Gardner
J.A. Jance
Karin Slaughter
Lisa Jackson


Guilty pleasure:
Robyn Carr - she is a recent (2009) find for me, and I've thoroughly enjoyed her series books - Virgin River and Grace Valley. While they are considered the "contemporary romance" genre, there is also some drama to the stories.


For 2010, I am not committing to read a certain number of books, but I will try to beat my 2009 number of 98. My first book of 2010 is "Trial by Fire" by J.A. Jance.



Comments

Chris said…
Linda, I got "Open: An Autobiography" by Andre Agassi for Christmas. It was awesome! Let me know if you want to borrow it. Thanks for your list, I am always amazed by your reading list!
Linda said…
Chris, I would love to read Open. I contemplated buying it a Sam's last week, but talked myself out of it. Let's get together for lunch soon! Were there any books of mine you wanted to borrow?

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