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Subject: Fun stats for 2011 and reading goals for 2012....
Date Posted: 12/28/2011 11:15 AM ET
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I know it isn't quite end of year, but it is close enough that I wanted to share my Goodreads stats:

2011 Stats

Books read for the year: 264

New To Me authors: 39

Books I Reviewed: 161

E-Books: 20

Romance Contemporary: 80

Romance Historical: 93

Romance Urban Fantasy:  30

Suspense: 61


2012 Goal: 275

NTM authors: 25

Series and/or authors I want to catch up with: Gaelen Foley’s Knights of Miscellany series (4), John Lescroart’s Dismas Hardy (5), Brad Thor’s Scot Harvath (5), Carl Hiaasen (4). Loretta Chase (4),  Marsha Canham  (10)….not sure if this is doable in one year, as each one of her books are in epic format with small print.  For now that will do.

What were some of your stats for your year or what are some of your goals for 2012?

ETA: I also want to hit my 500th review for Goodreads in 2012.

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Date Posted: 12/28/2011 11:25 AM ET
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264?  WOW!  You go girl!

Date Posted: 12/28/2011 12:38 PM ET
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Delightful. I will be compiling my stats. Thanks for giving a place to share them.



2011 Stats

Goal: 300

Books read for the year: 199

Romance Erotica: 56

Sci-fi Romance: 27

Romance Historical: 15

Romance Paranormal & Urban Fantasy: 55

Romance Contemporary & Suspense: 17

MM/FF: 23


Did Not Finish: 8

# of 5 star books: 26

# of 1 star books: 8


2012 Goal: 250


Series and/or authors I want to catch up with:

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Date Posted: 12/28/2011 2:32 PM ET
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Read or "didn't finish" 368 books in 2011!  I know I had some DNF's but I'd say they number around 75 to 100.

2012 goals: 

read & finish 250 books  /   start Nalini Singh's angel series   /   read what I want to read even if it takes me a week to finish it.  No more feeling pressured!

Date Posted: 12/28/2011 4:30 PM ET
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2011 Stats

Books read for the year: 124 (goal was 150, but I'm counting audio books at the end of the year)

New To Me authors: 27 + (year not up yet)

Books I Reviewed: none, don't review as a rule

e-books  (audio books for me): 44 wow! didn't think I'd be this hooked on them

Romance Contemporary: 63 (includes category romances, my breakdown is slightly different from yours)

Romance Historical: 11

Romance Urban Fantasy:  2 ( I think my # is off somehow, I read 3 Butchers/2 Acevedos, must have listed them differently)

Suspense: 18 (doesn't include rom/susp which I usually put under contemporary)

Balance is under NF, Fiction, Regency (trad)

2012 GOALS: 2012 Challenges to Come
175 'real' books
50 audio books


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Date Posted: 1/3/2012 2:04 PM ET
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My 2012 reading goals

1. Read all the books on my "Read Next List" page! They sat on that list for a year already!

2. Start all the series listed on the "Read Next List" page!

3. Stick to my lists!

4. Read with an emphasis on romantic suspense. At least 1 per month. 

Here is my read next list (leftover from 2011)


  1. In the Darkest Night by Patti O'Shea #4
  2. Dark Challenge by Christine Feehan
  3. Moon's Web by Adams/Clamp #2
  4. Jacob's Faith by Lora Leigh
  5. Simply Forbidden by Kate Pearce
  6. Sins of the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  7. My Sunshine by Catherine Anderson
  8. Shades of Dark by Linnea Sinclair #2
  9. The Last Waltz by Mary Balogh
  10. Breaking Point by Suzanne Brockmann
  11. Dangerous Tides by Christine Feehan
  12. Out of Sight by Cherry Adair
  13. Standing in the Shadows by Shannon McKenna
  14. Wild Fire by Christine Feehan
  15. Savor Me Slowly by Gena Showalter #3
  16. Ice Blue by Anne Stuart
  17. Diamond Star by Catherine Asaro 
  18. Unchained by Sharon Ashwood
  19. Succubus Dreams by Richelle Mead #3
  20. The Prince of Frogs by Annaliese Evans #2
  21. Conquest by Jaid Black #5

Series to start

The Guardians by Meljean Brook

The Others by Christine Warren

Kyndred by Lynn Viehl

Demonica by Larissa Ione
Heart series by Robin D Owen

Psychangeling by Nalini Singh

Dark Days by Jocelyn Drake