Book Report

I haven’t read a single book yet in 2007. That’s pretty pathetic, for me, though I am in the middle of 4 books, of which at least one should be finished soon.

2006 was a mediocre year in reading. 160 books total.

That’s more than 2004, though not all that many more, and significantly less than 2005.

non-fiction: 28 (17.5%) — success! the goal was 24.

new: 109 (68%) — success! though not a rousing one. Last year I read 100 new books. The percentage is only greater because I didn’t read as many overall.

manga: 29 (18%) — mainly because I had no money to buy them… the decrease in the overall number read can be completely attributed to less manga reading.

children’s/YA: 40 (25%) — pretty much unchanged in that number. Last year was 41.

This year my reading goal is to keep the non-fiction at that level (I anticipate this being relatively easy being at the library so constantly and seeing the new books come in), but raise the overall number. Given that I haven’t finished anything yet this year, 200 books may well be out of reach without going manga-crazy, but that’s the tentative new goal to aim for.

The Newbery Project hasn’t had much of an update recently, mainly because I slacked off on reviewing several of the books from the project which I’d read and found completely uninspiring. And in an effort to not get backlogged with unwritten reviews, I simply stopped reading new entries from the list altogether. So a tertiary goal is to move forward with that.


  1. jun:

    I also would like to read more non-fiction this year. I only got 1 last year, and right at the tale end, to boot. Maybe I’ll aim for 5 and see what happens.

    (January 7th, 2007 at 2:12 pm)
  2. J:

    I haven’t broken mine down into categories. As long as there’s not an overwhelming number of children’s books and manga, I don’t care. 200 is a goal I can’t imagine shooting for unless I was in hospital or prison. No tv and no computer makes J something something.

    (January 7th, 2007 at 5:34 pm)
  3. K:

    You know I watch plenty of TV and I’m always on the computer. :)

    (January 7th, 2007 at 6:52 pm)