I read fewer books this year than last year, but I probably read as many pages; I just couldn't bring myself to try and add them up.
My goal was to read more nonfiction and more books in the category of biography/memoir. Achieved! I also read some pretty scientific nonfiction and some interesting social trend nonfiction. In fact, all that I read in nonfiction proved well worth the while!
Total: 106 books
A quick breakdown:
44 books by male authors
65 books by female authors
1 essay collection
1 short story collection
I started trying to determine the best books in the nonfiction category, but could not narrow it down enough. Most of the biographies were excellent, and the general nonfiction books had too many that would also qualify.
The best fiction was Russo's Bridge of Sighs.
Favorite New Authors:
David Weber - science fiction/ space opera
Deanna Rayburn - historical mystery
Catherynne Valente - fantasy
Kate Elliot - fantasy
Aretha Franklin - historical mystery
Jason Goodwin - historical mystery
C.J. Sansom - historical mystery
Brunonia Barry - general fiction
D. J. Taylor - historical mystery
.Here is a link to the complete list: 2007 Books