Wednesday, January 03, 2007

2006 Reading Statistics

Erotica- 1
Fantasies- 13
Fiction- 1
Horror- 2
Mysteries- 2
Science Fiction-3
Thrillers- 2
Young Adult, various subgenres-4
Contemporary Romantic Suspense- 1
Fantasy romances- 4
Historical Romances (Incl. long format Regencies)- 14
Mythology based romances- 1
Love & Laughter/Paranormal- 1
Paranormal Romances- 18
Science fiction Romance-3
Traditional Regencies- 28
DNF- 7 novels & 1 short story

Total Books read- 104

Last year I read 102 books, so at least I beat it! Although I was hoping to get much closer to 200 I had several spells during which I didn't read much at all. Romance stats will have their own post tomorrow or Friday.

Best new to me author Anne Bishop, Robin McKinley, Lois McMaster Bujold

Best 2006 book
Contemporary Fantasy- Solstice Wood by Patricia McKillip
Historical Fantasy- Sebastian by Anne Bishop

Best new to me book
Urban Fantasy/Vampire~Sunshine by Robin McKinley
Urban Fantasy/Young Adult (Faeries)~Tithe by Holly Black

Book I wish I’d skipped and spent the $$ on Starbucks and a muffin Mistral's Kiss, Laurell K Hamilton

Honorable Mentions
Sorcery & Cecelia by Wrede & Stevermer- Best Traditional Regency/gothic/paranormal/young adult multigenre

What books coming out in 2007 am I most looking forward to? Bella Donna by Anne Bishop March; Lois McMasters Bujold's The Sharing Knife, vol. 2- Legacy June; a short story by Patricia McKillip in Fair Folk, coming in February; Ironside: A Modern Faerie's Tale by Holly Black coming in May.

Notes~ My TBR is too big to finish books I don't like, therefore I don't have categories like 'worst book of 2006' or whatever. My thoughts about specific books mentioned are linked by author's last name on the sidebar. All DNF's are romances & therefore will be discussed on the romance summary post.

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