Some said I couldn’t do it. Heck, I even thought I was pretty crazy to tackle this project with all the living I have going on! But read a book a week I did and I absolutely loved it! So what does a book a week, every week for 52 weeks broken down look like? Well, let me tell you:

I actually read 54 books, thanks to a summer vacation. Of those 54…
  • 15 were memoirs
  • 13 were fiction
  • 7 were non-fiction
  • 7 were children’s
  • 4 were mysteries
  • 2 graphic novels
  • 2 were books of poetry
  • 1 each of: short stories, business, play or other type of book
  • 2 were Pulitzer Prize Winners 2 were National Book Award Winners

That adds up to a whopping 13,119 pages! And how did all those rate? Let me tell you:

  • I rated 17 of them 5 stars
  • 16 of them 4 stars
  • 3 stars went to another 16 of them
  • 4 of them got 2 stars
  • Franny and Zooey, my least favorite of the bunch, got 1 star
And my absolute favorites of the year? If I had to pick:
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks¬†would take best non-fiction
  • My favorite fiction would go to The Shadow of the Wind.
  • Since the kiddo was a part of this too, my favorite Children’s would have to be The Quiet Book.

What a year! While it can easily be summed up in just a few words and numbers, this project was like nothing I ever undertook before. The real impact can be found here.

Thanks to all of you who read my blog and hopefully read along with me — whatever books tickled your fancy.

I will be back tomorrow with my proposed reading list for 2011 (can’t imagine trapping myself at the start of the year, but I also can’t imagine needing to find a book that starts with Q at the last minute)!

Have a safe and happy new year. One full of adventure and lots of reading!