Wednesday, February 1, 2012

January Report

One month of 2012 is already gone - and, wow, did it go by fast. So it is time to check in and see how I did with my reading goals.

I keep track of my reading on a Google spreadsheet. You can see all the details here. I finished 18 books in January with a total of 5014 pages. I also spent 8-10 hours listening to my first full length audio-book - Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan. I read along in the book as I listened for quite a bit of it so I counted the pages of the book in my total. I read 8 young adult books and 10 adult books this month. I read a total of twelve review books.

My favorite young adult books this month were

My favorite adult books were

  • Copper Beach by Jayne Anne Krentz (She is an auto-buy for me no matter what name she writes under)
  • Spin by Catherine McKenzie (This was also an Amazon Vine pick)

I declared 2012 my personal Year of the TBR but somehow only read 3 books that qualified as TBR. They were

The other half of the equation on lowering the TBR mountain has to do with the number of books that arrive at my house each month. I keep track of every book I get in my LibraryThing account. In January 2012 69 books came into my house. I got 40 young adult books and 29 adult books. 48 of the books that arrived this month are still on the TBR pile.

Young Adult highlights included the whole Young Wizards series by Diane Duane for my Kindle. I already have and have read the print copies of the books. In all I added 34 books to my Kindle including four free ones. I also added 15 books to my Review stack this past month.

I have to consider the intake part of my quest to lower the TBR Mountain to be an epic fail. I hope to get fewer books next month so that I can really see a reduction in my TBR stack (according to LibraryThing, it is 1252 books tall right now).

Do you keep track of what you get and what you read? How are you doing on your 2012 goals?

PS - All the links go to Amazon but I did review everything I read this month either here at Inside of a Dog or on my YA blog - Ms. Martin Teaches Media. Some reviews might not be posted yet as I am actually about a week ahead.


  1. I just finished Spin last night and LOVED it too!

  2. Hi Kathy, it's nice to see someone who has a bigger TBR mountain than me (I thought mine was bad at 774 lol). I desperately need to do something to reduce that number so I think I'm going to make that my goal for the year. There are probably books on there that I don't really want to read that could be given away. Also I must stop downloading kindle books just because they're free even though I'm not sure if I like the look of them! I just can't resist a bargain or a free book though :o)

    Good luck getting through your mountain!


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