Number of books read in 2009: 84
A bit less than my estimate of books read in 2008.
Average read per month: 7 (my estimated average for 2008 was 9 per month)
New reads: 79
Non Fiction: 27
hmmm... about 60/40 ratio. Not too bad I guess, not that it really matters.
Male Author: 25
Female Author: 54
This probably reflects the type of stuff I like to read is mostly written by women rather than any deliberate gender bias.
I think it's clear from my listing of genre that I still really like historical fiction (no particular era) over anything else. The book circle books have been great for widening my tastes. Some of the stuff I read was categorised into several subjects so the number totals won't add up to the books read total.
Historical Fiction: 27
New Zealand author or setting: 4
Chick Lit: 4
Coming of age: 2
Travel/living in a different country: 2
*not really representational given I didn't record the cook books I borrow and read like novels.
I didn't record the poetry books I read this year - probably about 2-3 from memory.