Tuesday, July 17, 2012

My TBR shelf by pages - 6 months later

You may recall that 6 months ago, I sorted my to read shelf on Goodreads by number of pages, and counted how many books I had of various lengths. The results were encouraging. I discovered that the majority of my books are under 300 pages long, which makes me feel better about eventually getting through my mountain of books. Then I resolved to read my three longest books in 2012, and at least that many each year after. (Spoiler: I have not yet reached that goal.)

So let's see how the numbers have changed in the last half a year!

The numbers as of January 17, 2012:
>1000 pages: 4 books
>900 pages: 6
>800 pages: 12
>700 pages: 19
>600 pages: 30
>500 pages: 57
>400 pages: 105
>300 pages: 178

<300 pages: 470
Total: 648

The numbers as of July 17, 2012:
>1000 pages: 4 books
>900 pages: 6
>800 pages: 11
>700 pages: 20
>600 pages: 33
>500 pages: 58
>400 pages: 109
>300 pages: 188

<300 pages: 513
Total:  701

Erm, not very impressive. My number of "long" books (over 300 pages) has gone up by 10, but at least it went up only with books under 800 pages long. My number of short books has also gone up, by 43. That would probably be the fault of the R.L. Stine books... My TBR shelf has gone up by a total of 53 books in the last 6 months.

As for my three longest books, I haven't read any of them yet. However, one of them is the next book on my Anne Rice list, so I should be reading it soon. And I'm currently reading my 7th longest book, The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. So in another 6 months, I'm confident that these numbers will be looking a little more impressive! Good thing I just started a read-a-thon!

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