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2015 Editions of the Color Coded , Mount TBR and Vintage Mystery Bingo Challenges--as well as Read It Again, Sam (due to popular demand)-- have been posted. I am also introducing my newest brain-child: Super Book Password. Please check it out!

As in the past, I will post sidebar links for sign-up posts as well as review headquarters once the new year begins.


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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

December Wrap Up & Pick of the Month


Onward in my monthly statisic-gathering and a combo post with Kerrie's Crime Fiction Pick of the Month over at Mysteries in Paradise.


Finally!  My numbers went up (five more books than last month).  Hurray.  And here we go, the final monthly round-up of 2012 (yearly round-up coming soon):

Total Books Read: 13
Total Pages:  3,039

Percentage by Female Authors:  33%
Percentage by US Authors:  33%

Percentage by non-US/non-British Authors:  8%
Percentage Mystery: 77%
Percentage Fiction: 77%
Percentage written 2000+: 31%
Percentage of Rereads: 0%
Percentage Read for Challenges: 100% {It's eas
y to have every book count for a challenge when you sign up for as many as I do.}

Number of Challenges fulfilled so far: 37 (100%)



AND, as mentioned above, Kerrie is sponsoring a meme for those of us who track our reading. What she's looking for is our Top Mystery Read for each month.  This month 10 of the books I read count as mysteries.  The highest rating earned was four and a half stars and that went to December's Pick of the Month: Nine Man's Murder by Eric Keith. Keith has written a top-notch mystery that dares to use Dame Agatha's theme from And Then There Were None and does it very well.  For my full review, please click on the link. 


3 comments:

Yvonne said...

Sounds like you had a great month and year.

Happy New Year!

Bev Hankins said...

Happy New Year, Yvonne!

fredamans said...

Happy new year reading!