annual book roundup 2007

I only read about 44 books this year, which is down about 8 or so from last year. That’s interesting to me, as I have been reading pretty voraciously. The NYPL digital book service is making my total go up, however a shorter commute, and the lack of using an ipod to read audiobooks (a combined effort of my larger ipod dying and NYC being too loud to listen to an ipod at normal audio levels). I also consulted a lot of books, but didn’t READ them fully, especially about travel. I need to figure out a better way to deal with that.

17 fiction/39% (20 last year/ 1% more than last year)
27 non-fiction/61% (32 last year/1% less than last year)

Wow, I am so consistent.

Only 2 could be construed as “religiously themed.” But food (7) and music (4) figured prominently.
5 books were of authors I met.
19 were audiobook, which is way up from last year–thanks NYPL!

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Biggest surprise: To Catch a Predator
Biggest letdown: Omnivore’s Dilemma, Smashed
Favorites: Nightmare Alley, They Shoot Horses Don’t They, the Dexter books, Outposts, God’s Harvard
Most Overrated: Omnivore’s Dilemma
Books I could not finish this year included:
Lenin’s embalmers (I will finish this, but haven’t yet–carryover from last year)
Lamb by Christopher Moore (Started on the plane)
4-Hour Work Week (started before I left home)
Thunderstruck (Started before I left home)

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