But this year I surprised myself. With A Living Nightmare I reached number 70 on my 'books read in 2009' list. Seventy books in a year?! I never expected to read that many books!
Some of the books I've read were children's stories, but still, those count. How many of you have a memory that is very clear of a children's book you read 15 years ago? I certainly don't. A lot of the books I picked up going, "Oh I loved this book as a kid." But I couldn't, for the life of me, remember all of the little details that were put into it. It was great to really recall books I loved as a kid but also a great help with my book selling since a lot of kids come into the store looking for something specific, although they don't know what that specific book is.
I've decided that next year I would like to make a bigger goal: 100 books in one year. I think I'll try to break it up into genre's though... a certain number of children's books, a certain number of young adult, and then adult fiction. Who knows if I'll be able to do it or not but considering the past three years I've surpassed 50 books easily... I think it's time to up the level of competition.
My complete list of books read in 2009 will be up around New Years. But otherwise, wish me luck for next year!