* 100 by female authors
* 9 by male authors
Most read male author: James Patterson - 5 books
Second: Michael Palmer - 2 books
Most read female author: Susan Mallery - 11 books
Second: Carly Phillips - 8 books
Most popular female authors after the top 2:
Emily March - 6 books
Brenda Novak - 6 books
Robyn Carr - 5 books
Nora Roberts - 4 books
JoAnn Ross - 4 books
Sheryyl Woods - 3 books
Kristin Hannah - 2 books
Iris Johansen - 2 books
Karin Slaughter - 2 books
Mallery and Phillips are long-time authors that I just started reading this year, that's why I read so many of their books.
You can tell by my most-read authors this year that I spent a lot of time reading romance books. It's not usually a genre that I focus on THAT much, but for some reason, these books spoke to me this year. Perhaps because I just celebrated my 25th anniversary and romance is always good?
Of course, you can't put Johansen or Slaughter in the romance category. Suspense and drama all the way with those two.
Patterson has had some good books this year. I had kind of gotten bored with his books over the last year or two because they just weren't as good. His Alex Cross series is still my favorite.
Now it's on to 2013. My first book this year is A Home of Her Own by Brenda Novak. Trying to finish up her Dundee, Idaho series.
My goal for this year is to read at least one more book than last year, so 110 + books, here I come!