The Month in Books: December

Here’s what I completed in December 2008. Links below take you to my reviews on

In 2008 I read 73 books. I read the most (11 books) in February, and the least (3) in August, November and December. Not counting 8 of them (two audiobooks, two cookbooks, four craft/design books), that’s 65 books, which averages out to 5.4 a month, or about 1.25 books a week.

Five-star reviews: The Host: A Novel, Garden Spells, Logorrhea: Good Words Make Good Stories, Soon I Will Be Invincible, The Best American Short Stories of the Century, A Garden of Earthly Delights.

Additional breakdowns by type (there is overlap here):

  • 2 audiobooks
  • 4 for bookclubs
  • 2 cookbooks
  • 4 craft/design books (2 gardening, 1 crochet, 1 random DIY book)
  • 2 books about library stuff
  • re-read 3 books
  • 41 works of fiction
  • 9 books of short stories
  • 15 works of nonfiction
  • 2 I didn’t finish