January 1- December 31, 2009.

Keep track of the number of pages read in all forms of books. I am aiming to read 40, 000 pages this year; a wild guess since I have never recorded this information before. My running total:

1.The Gravedigger's Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates (592 pages)

2.Letters Between Us by Linda Rader Overman (168 pages)

**Total: 760 pages**3.The Museum Guard by Howard Norman (320 pages)

**Total: 1080 pages**4.The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean (256 pages)

**Total: 1336 pages**5.The Rabbi's Cat 2 by Joann Sfar 2008 (144 pages)

**Total: 1480 pages**6.Hannah's Dream by Diane Hammond (336 pages)

**Total: 1816 pages**7.What We All Long For by Dionne Brand (336 pages)

**Total: 2152 pages**8.We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (432 pages)

**Total: 2585 pages**9.The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery (336 pages)

**Total: 2921 pages**10.Jenford: A Short History of Upland by Henrik E. Sadi (200 pages)

**Total: 3121 pages**11.The Awakening and Selected Stories by Kate Chopin (320 pages)

**Total: 3441 pages**12.What Happened to Anna K. by Irina Reyn (256 pages)

**Total: 3697 pages**13.The Bird of Night by Susan Hill (176 pages)

**Total: 3873**14.The Seamstress by Frances De Pontes Peebles (546 pages)

**Total: 4419 pages**15.A Mercy by Toni Morrison (176 pages)

**Total: 4595 pages**16.No Such Creature by Giles Blunt (288 pages)

**Total: 4883 pages**17.To Siberia by Per Petterson (256 pages)

**Toatal: 5139 pages**18.Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto (160 pages)

**Total: 5299 pages**19.The Sister by Poppy Adams (288 pages)

**Total: 5587 pages**20.Disquiet by Julia Leigh (128 pages)

**Total: 5715 pages**21.The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway (272 pages)

**Total: 5987 pages**22.Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards (384 pages)

**Total: 6371 pages**23.The Leper by Steve Thayer (400)

**Total: 6771 pages**24.A Father's Affair by Karel Van Loon (199)

**Total: 6970 pages**25.Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (270 pages)

**Total: 7240 pages**26.The Spanish Bow by Andromeda Romano-Lax (554 pages)

**Total: 7794 pages**27.The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe (542 pages)

**Total: 8336 pages**28.Dog On It by Spencer Quinn (320) Total:

**8656 pages**29.Tales of the Ten Lost Tribes by Tamar Yellin (200 pages)

**Total: 8856 pages**30.Mudbound by Hillary Jordan (336 pages) Total:

**9192 pages**31.The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson (468 pages) Total:

**9660 pages**32.The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff (364 pages)

**Total: 10,024 pages**33.Shelter Me by Juliette Fay (433 pages) Total:

**10,457 pages**34.Little Bee by Chris Cleave (271 pages) Total:

**10,728 pages**35.The Interrogation by J.M.G.Le Clezio (243 pages)

**Total: 10,971**

36.Jacob's Room by Virginia Woolf (200 pages) Total: 11,171pages

37.A Mad Desire to Dance by Elie Wiesel (274 pages) Total: 11,371pages

38.An Audience of Chairs by Joan Clark (350 pages) Total: 11,721pages

39.The Blue Fox by Sjon (112 pages) Total: 11,833 pages

40.The Brightest Moon of the Century by Christopher Meeks (324 pages) Total: 12,157 pages

41.The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald (64 pages) Total: 12,221 pages

42.The Music Teacher by Barbara Hall (292 pages) Total: 12,513 pages

43.Asta in the Wings by Jan Elizabeth Watson (314 pages) Total: 12,827pages

44.I Had a Black Dog by Mathew Johnstone (48 pages) Total: 12,875 pages

45.The Cradle by Patrick Somerville (204 pages) Total: 13,079 pages

46.The Sum of Our Days by Isabel Allende (321 pages) Total: 13,400 pages

47.Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi (357) Total: 13,757 pages

48.The Fat Lady Next Door is Pregnant by Michel Tremblay (252 pages) Total: 14,009 pages

49.The Disappeared by Kim Echlin (2009) (235) pages Total: 14,244 pages

50. This One and Magic Life by Anne Carroll George (276 pages) Total: 14,520 pages

51.The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville ( 308 pages) Total: 14,828 pages

52.The Winner of Sorrow by Brian Lynch (368 pages) Total: 15,196 pages

53.Mind's Eye by Hakan Nesser (280 pages) Total: 15,476 pages

54.The Madwoman of Bethlehem by Rosine Nimeh-Mailloux (368 pages) Total: 15,844 pages

55.The Spare Room by Helen Garner (196 pages) Total: 16,040 pages

56.The Snow Geese by William Fiennes (254 pages) Total: 16,294 pages

57.Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (353 pages) Total: 16,647 pages

58.Possession by A.S. Byatt (562 pages) Total: 17,209 pages

59.The Prospector by J. M. G. Le Clezio (340 pages) Total: 17,549 pages

60.The Accordionist's Son by Bernardo Atxaga (488 pages) Total: 18,037 pages

61.Hard Rain by Janwillem Van De Wetering (314 pages) Total: 18,351 pages

62.Carpentaria by Alexis Wright (517 pages) Total: 18,868 pages

63.The Italian Girl by Iris Murdoch (176 pages) Total: 19,044 pages

64.Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel (247 pages) Total: 19,291pages

65.Wanting by Richard Flanagan (256 pages) Total: 19,547 pages

66.The Great Lover by Jill Dawson (310 pages) Total: 19,857 pages

67.The Pages by Murray Bail (199 pages) Total: 20,056 pages

68.Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos (398 pages) Total: 20,454 pages

69.The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing (133 pages) Total: 20,587 pages

70.Becoming Abigail by Chris Abani (125 pages) Total: 20,712 pages

71.Ben, In the World by Doris Lessing (178 pages) Total: 20,890 pages

72.Home Repair by Liz Rosenberg (328 pages) Total: 21,218 pages

73.The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters (466 pages) Total: 21,684 pages

74.The Jewel Trader of Pegu by Jeffrey Hantover (243 pages) Total: 21,927 pages

75.Little Bee by Chris Cleave (272 pages) Total: 22,199 pages

76.The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar (367 pages) 22,566 pages

77.Molly Fox's Birthday by Deirdre Madden (232 pages) Total: 22,798 pages

78.The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (531 pages) Total: 23,329 pages

79.Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome (169 pages) Total: 23,498 pages

80.And Let the Earth Trembles at its Centers by Gonzalo Celorio (50/152 pages) Total: 23,548 pages

81.The Wilderness by Samantha Harvey (374 pages) Total: 23,922 pages

82.Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea (343 pages) Total: 24,265 pages

83.Addition by Toni Jordan (260 pages) Total: 24,525 pages

84.The Mysteries of Glass by Sue Gee (346 pages) Total: 24,871 pages

85.The Signal by Ron Carlson (184 pages) Total: 25,055 pages

86.Shipwrecks by Akira Yoshimura (180 pages) Total:25, 235 pages

87.This is How by M.J.Hyland (377 pages ) Total: 25,612 pages

88.The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby (157 pages) Total: 25,769 pages

89.The Sign for Drowning by Rachel Stolzman (194 pages) Total: 25,963 pages

90.Conceit by Mary Novik (403 pages) Total: 26,366 pages

91.Silver Birches by Adrian Plass (192 pages) Total: 26,558 pages

92.All in the Mind by Alastair Campbell (297 pages) Total: 26,855 pages

93.A Short History of Women by Kate Walbert (239 pages) Total: 27,094 pages

94.Novel About My Wife by Emily Perkins (279 pages) Total: 27,373 pages

95.An After-Dinner's Sleep by Stanley Middleton (224 pages) Total: 27,597 pages

96.The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry (390 pages) Total: 27,987 pages

97.The Entropy of Aaron Rosclatt by James Sandham (193 pages) Total: 27,790 pages

98.After the Fire, a Still Small Voice by Evie Wyld (397 pages) Total: 28, 187 pages

99.Dancing Backwards by Salley Vickers (261 pages) Total: 28,448 pages

100.In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien (303 pages) Total; 28,751 pages

101.The Music Room by William Fiennes (216 pages) Total: 28,967 pages

102.The Last Woman by John Bemrose (323 pages) Total: 29,290 pages

103.The White Garden by Stephanie Barron (326 pages) Total: 29,616 pages

104.Invisible by Paul Auster (308 pages) Total: 29,924 pages

105.Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver (507 pages) Total: 30,431 pages

106.Blackmoor by Edward Hogan (272 pages) Total: 30,703 pages

107.Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon (324 pages) Total: 31,027 pages

108.Duchess of Nothing by Heather McGowan (216 pages) Total: 31,243 pages

109.The Broken Teaglass by Emily Arsenault (370 pages) Total: 31,613 pages

110.The Appointment by Herta Muller (214 pages) Total: 31,827 pages

111.Before You Know Kindness by Chris Bohjalian (430 pages) Total:32,257 pages

112.The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker (243 pages) Total: 32,500 pages

Books abandoned:

1.2666 by Roberto Bolano after140 pages

2.Sleepwalking in Daylight after 50 pages

3.City of Dreaming Books after 40 pages

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Total for 2009 : 32,730 pages

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While I have your attention:

Books read in 2009?

112, down from last year's 143 but nothing to sneeze at.

All were fiction except 4:

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

The Music Room by William Fiennes

The Snow Geese by William Fiennes

Male/Female author ratio?

48 male/62 female

The Best:

Possession by A.S. Byatt

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

A Mercy by Toni Morrison

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

The Blue Fox by Sjon

Becoming Abigail by Chris Abani

The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville

Wanting by Richard Flanagan

The Winner of Sorrow by Brian Lynch

The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

The Madwoman of Bethlehem by Rosine Nimeh-Mailloux

Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards

The Disappeared by Kim Echlin

The Leper by Steve Thayer

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

The Appointment by Herta Muller

The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar

The Mysteries of Glass by Sue Gee

Shipwrecks by Akira Yoshimura

Conceit by Mary Novik

All in the Mind by Alastair Campbell

The White Garden by Stephanie Barron

The Jewel Trader of Pegu by Jeffrey Hantover

The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry

Those reviewed.

Donated to The Camel BookMobile charity through The Year of the Reader 2009: $112.00

All comments or questions welcomed.

36.Jacob's Room by Virginia Woolf (200 pages) Total: 11,171pages

37.A Mad Desire to Dance by Elie Wiesel (274 pages) Total: 11,371pages

38.An Audience of Chairs by Joan Clark (350 pages) Total: 11,721pages

39.The Blue Fox by Sjon (112 pages) Total: 11,833 pages

40.The Brightest Moon of the Century by Christopher Meeks (324 pages) Total: 12,157 pages

41.The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald (64 pages) Total: 12,221 pages

42.The Music Teacher by Barbara Hall (292 pages) Total: 12,513 pages

43.Asta in the Wings by Jan Elizabeth Watson (314 pages) Total: 12,827pages

44.I Had a Black Dog by Mathew Johnstone (48 pages) Total: 12,875 pages

45.The Cradle by Patrick Somerville (204 pages) Total: 13,079 pages

46.The Sum of Our Days by Isabel Allende (321 pages) Total: 13,400 pages

47.Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi (357) Total: 13,757 pages

48.The Fat Lady Next Door is Pregnant by Michel Tremblay (252 pages) Total: 14,009 pages

49.The Disappeared by Kim Echlin (2009) (235) pages Total: 14,244 pages

50. This One and Magic Life by Anne Carroll George (276 pages) Total: 14,520 pages

51.The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville ( 308 pages) Total: 14,828 pages

52.The Winner of Sorrow by Brian Lynch (368 pages) Total: 15,196 pages

53.Mind's Eye by Hakan Nesser (280 pages) Total: 15,476 pages

54.The Madwoman of Bethlehem by Rosine Nimeh-Mailloux (368 pages) Total: 15,844 pages

55.The Spare Room by Helen Garner (196 pages) Total: 16,040 pages

56.The Snow Geese by William Fiennes (254 pages) Total: 16,294 pages

57.Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (353 pages) Total: 16,647 pages

58.Possession by A.S. Byatt (562 pages) Total: 17,209 pages

59.The Prospector by J. M. G. Le Clezio (340 pages) Total: 17,549 pages

60.The Accordionist's Son by Bernardo Atxaga (488 pages) Total: 18,037 pages

61.Hard Rain by Janwillem Van De Wetering (314 pages) Total: 18,351 pages

62.Carpentaria by Alexis Wright (517 pages) Total: 18,868 pages

63.The Italian Girl by Iris Murdoch (176 pages) Total: 19,044 pages

64.Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel (247 pages) Total: 19,291pages

65.Wanting by Richard Flanagan (256 pages) Total: 19,547 pages

66.The Great Lover by Jill Dawson (310 pages) Total: 19,857 pages

67.The Pages by Murray Bail (199 pages) Total: 20,056 pages

68.Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos (398 pages) Total: 20,454 pages

69.The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing (133 pages) Total: 20,587 pages

70.Becoming Abigail by Chris Abani (125 pages) Total: 20,712 pages

71.Ben, In the World by Doris Lessing (178 pages) Total: 20,890 pages

72.Home Repair by Liz Rosenberg (328 pages) Total: 21,218 pages

73.The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters (466 pages) Total: 21,684 pages

74.The Jewel Trader of Pegu by Jeffrey Hantover (243 pages) Total: 21,927 pages

75.Little Bee by Chris Cleave (272 pages) Total: 22,199 pages

76.The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar (367 pages) 22,566 pages

77.Molly Fox's Birthday by Deirdre Madden (232 pages) Total: 22,798 pages

78.The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (531 pages) Total: 23,329 pages

79.Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome (169 pages) Total: 23,498 pages

80.And Let the Earth Trembles at its Centers by Gonzalo Celorio (50/152 pages) Total: 23,548 pages

81.The Wilderness by Samantha Harvey (374 pages) Total: 23,922 pages

82.Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea (343 pages) Total: 24,265 pages

83.Addition by Toni Jordan (260 pages) Total: 24,525 pages

84.The Mysteries of Glass by Sue Gee (346 pages) Total: 24,871 pages

85.The Signal by Ron Carlson (184 pages) Total: 25,055 pages

86.Shipwrecks by Akira Yoshimura (180 pages) Total:25, 235 pages

87.This is How by M.J.Hyland (377 pages ) Total: 25,612 pages

88.The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby (157 pages) Total: 25,769 pages

89.The Sign for Drowning by Rachel Stolzman (194 pages) Total: 25,963 pages

90.Conceit by Mary Novik (403 pages) Total: 26,366 pages

91.Silver Birches by Adrian Plass (192 pages) Total: 26,558 pages

92.All in the Mind by Alastair Campbell (297 pages) Total: 26,855 pages

93.A Short History of Women by Kate Walbert (239 pages) Total: 27,094 pages

94.Novel About My Wife by Emily Perkins (279 pages) Total: 27,373 pages

95.An After-Dinner's Sleep by Stanley Middleton (224 pages) Total: 27,597 pages

96.The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry (390 pages) Total: 27,987 pages

97.The Entropy of Aaron Rosclatt by James Sandham (193 pages) Total: 27,790 pages

98.After the Fire, a Still Small Voice by Evie Wyld (397 pages) Total: 28, 187 pages

99.Dancing Backwards by Salley Vickers (261 pages) Total: 28,448 pages

100.In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O'Brien (303 pages) Total; 28,751 pages

101.The Music Room by William Fiennes (216 pages) Total: 28,967 pages

102.The Last Woman by John Bemrose (323 pages) Total: 29,290 pages

103.The White Garden by Stephanie Barron (326 pages) Total: 29,616 pages

104.Invisible by Paul Auster (308 pages) Total: 29,924 pages

105.Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver (507 pages) Total: 30,431 pages

106.Blackmoor by Edward Hogan (272 pages) Total: 30,703 pages

107.Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon (324 pages) Total: 31,027 pages

108.Duchess of Nothing by Heather McGowan (216 pages) Total: 31,243 pages

109.The Broken Teaglass by Emily Arsenault (370 pages) Total: 31,613 pages

110.The Appointment by Herta Muller (214 pages) Total: 31,827 pages

111.Before You Know Kindness by Chris Bohjalian (430 pages) Total:32,257 pages

112.The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker (243 pages) Total: 32,500 pages

Books abandoned:

1.2666 by Roberto Bolano after140 pages

2.Sleepwalking in Daylight after 50 pages

3.City of Dreaming Books after 40 pages

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Total for 2009 : 32,730 pages

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While I have your attention:

Books read in 2009?

112, down from last year's 143 but nothing to sneeze at.

All were fiction except 4:

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

The Music Room by William Fiennes

The Snow Geese by William Fiennes

Male/Female author ratio?

48 male/62 female

The Best:

Possession by A.S. Byatt

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

A Mercy by Toni Morrison

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

The Blue Fox by Sjon

Becoming Abigail by Chris Abani

The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville

Wanting by Richard Flanagan

The Winner of Sorrow by Brian Lynch

The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

The Madwoman of Bethlehem by Rosine Nimeh-Mailloux

Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards

The Disappeared by Kim Echlin

The Leper by Steve Thayer

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

The Appointment by Herta Muller

The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar

The Mysteries of Glass by Sue Gee

Shipwrecks by Akira Yoshimura

Conceit by Mary Novik

All in the Mind by Alastair Campbell

The White Garden by Stephanie Barron

The Jewel Trader of Pegu by Jeffrey Hantover

The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry

Those reviewed.

Donated to The Camel BookMobile charity through The Year of the Reader 2009: $112.00

All comments or questions welcomed.

I think I've commented before about what a cool idea this is. I really should start to keep track.

ReplyDeleteHi Sandra, how did you like the Le Clezio? And the Tales of the Ten Lost Tribes? (I know, I'm always asking about that book haha.)

ReplyDeleteI think you have had a great year, and I like your systematic status report.

ReplyDeleteI am so glad you have joined my global reading challenge, by the way.

Hello Sandra - what a great summary. I've never thought of adding up pages - I might go back and do that for my 2009 summary out of interest. Thanks for recommending Coventry - I'll add it to my list of books to read.

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