Friday, February 6, 2009

Book/blog stats for January 2009

Well, January ended nearly a week ago, but I’m sticking to my better-late-than-never argument and posting this anyway (with thanks to Ramya for her encouragement!).

I only read four books in January and of those, only managed to review one last month (another I’ve already reviewed in February), partly because I’m still catching up on last year’s reviews. The four books I read were:
Love and Other Natural Disasters by Holly Shumas
The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker
The Only True Genius in the Family by Jennie Nash
Sister Wife by Shelley Hrdlitschka

I did review five books this month, posting a review every Monday (click on links for reviews):
A Wood Engraver’s Alphabet by Gerard Brender à Brandis
The Grift by Debra Ginsberg
Love and Other Natural Disasters by Holly Shumas
Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger and A Likeness in Stone by Julia Wallis Martin

Of the books I read in January, my favourite was definitely The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker, which I highly recommend, but I would recommend all the others as well.

Of the books I reviewed in January, I was most disappointed in Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger and The Grift by Debra Ginsberg.

A few blog stats:

My visitors this month hail from 18 different countries (the U.S., Canada and the U.K. being the top three). I’ve had visitors from 42 states (top states: California and Washington) and 33 Canadian cities (top cities including suburbs: Montreal and Toronto).

Top viewed post: Mailbox Monday (January 5)

Number of books acquired: 10

Guess my resolution for February should be to write more reviews and acquire fewer books!

What good books did you read last month?


  1. I just love reading these types of posts! The two best books I read last month were "Gods Behaving Badly" by Marie Phillips (currently doing a giveaway) and "I Love You, Beth Cooper" by Larry Doyle.

    Like you, I am a bit behind in my reviews!

  2. yay! I am sure that felt much better.. I want to read little giant of aberdeen county.. been hearing awesome things about it..:)

  3. You aren't the only one behind in reviews Avis, I am too.

    I tagged you for a meme on my blog.

  4. Yeah, I like these types of posts too, Jenners. It's fun to look back on them at the end of the year and compare various months too.

    Thanks, Ramya! I hope you get your hands on a copy of The Little Giant!

    Thanks, Cindy, I almost forgot about this meme! (Can you tell I'm behind on responding to comments too?)