the half-way mark of 2011 (and June 2011 wrap-up)

2011 Half-Way Update

As it’s the beginning of July, and therefore halfway through the year of 2011, I thought I’d give a little update as to how my resolutions, challenges, and reading life are going. So I’ve taken what I keep track of for the year and shortened it a bit, to let you all know how I’m doing.

  • Total Books Read: 43
  • Books: 38
  • Audiobooks: 5
  • Pages: 10138 (average of 290 per book)
  • Hours: 32.5 (average of 6.5 hours per audiobook)
  • Fiction: 36
  • Nonfiction: 7
  • Female Authors: 24
  • Male Authors: 18
  • New-to-Me Authors: 29
  • Not New-to-Me Authors: 10
  • Most Read Author: Suzanne Collins (3 books)
  • Books by Dead Authors: 8
  • Books by Living Authors: 38
  • American Authors: 24
  • Non-American Authors: 13 (3 British, 3 Canadian, 1 Maori, 1 German, 1 French, 1 Latvian, 1 Ukrainian, 1 Greek, 1 Australian, 1 Turkish)
  • Longest Book: The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (509 pages)
  • Shortest Book: Persuasions Vol 31. by various authors (66 pages)
  • Longest Audiobook: Edenborn by Nick Sagan (9.5 hours)
  • Shortest Audiobook: Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli (4.5 hours)
  • Challenges Finished: 1 (of 2): Victorian Literature Challenge
  • Challenges Continuing: 1 (of 1 remaining): Harry Potter Reading Marathon
  • Resolutions Finished: 2 (0f 7): Published in 2011 Resolution & Personal Collection Resolution
  • Resolutions Continuing: 5 (of 5 remaining): Memoir/Biography Resolution, Non-Fiction Resolution, Travel the Globe Resolution, Further Exploration Sub-Resolution, Regional USA Sub-Resolution)

June 2011 Wrap Up

Books Read
America Pacifica
 by Anna North
The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen (audiobook)
Edenborn by Nick Sagan (audiobook)
In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli (audiobook)
Bliss by OZ Livaneli
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling

New Year’s Resolutions Progress
  • Victorian Literature Challenge 2011 already completed
  • 1 book towards the Harry Potter Reading Marathon (6 more to go)
  • 0 books towards my Memoir/Biography Resolution 😦 (3 more needed)
  • 1 books towards my Non-Fiction Resolution (1 more needed)
  • 1 books towards my Travel the Globe Resolution (3 more for this one)
    1 more for the “Further Exploration” sub-resolution (7 more to go)
    2 more for the “Regional USA” sub-resolution (6 more to go)
  • Personal Collection Resolution already completed, but 1 book added
  • Published in 2011 Resolution already completed, but 3 more added
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One thought on “the half-way mark of 2011 (and June 2011 wrap-up)

  1. emmac6 says:

    Thanks for your great June wrap-up. here is mine: http://wordsandpeace.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/june-2011-wrap-up/
    Emma @ Words And Peace

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