Monday, June 1, 2009

Book/blog stats for May 2009

May was my slowest month so far, in terms of both reading and reviewing: I read three books and only wrote one review. The books I read were:
In Summer Light by Zibby Oneal
What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
Escape by Carolyn Jessop (with Laura Palmer)

I reviewed this book (click on link for review):
Escape by Carolyn Jessop (with Laura Palmer)

I abandoned two books this month:
The Debs by Susan McBride
The Smart One and the Pretty One by Claire LaZebnik

I’m also currently reading four (!) other books:
Katherine’s Wish by Linda Lappin
Bliss and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield
Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood by Taras Grescoe
Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel

If you missed any of my “similar covers” posts this month, they were:
Birds of a feather
Have you seen these women?
Another trio of the same woman

I posted my first personal pics this month, including one of me!

A few blog stats:

Increase in number of unique visitors (compared to April): -8%

These visitors hail from 32 different countries (the U.S., Canada and the U.K. being the top three). I’ve had visitors from 46 regions of the U.S. (every state except Arkansas, Montana, Vermont and Wyoming; top state: California) and 45 Canadian cities.

Top viewed post: Sometimes I want to read negative reviews...

Number of books acquired: 13

What good books did you read last month?


  1. I read a lot of good books in May. Now if only I had written as many reviews. but I I really enjoyed The Middle place bu Kelly Corrigan.

  2. i enjoy your round-ups and love how you organize your posts and hits and all the rest! i'm off to read your most popular post--i somehow missed it!

  3. I also read What the Dead Know last month. I looking forward to your review. Very interested to hear what you thought.

  4. You did a lot better than me lol. I was uber busy in May so I only read 6 :(

  5. Nicole, I'd say you did much better than I did! The Middle Place is on my wish list!

    Thanks, Natalie!

    Did you review it, Jess? I'd love to compare notes!

    Ladytink, me thinks you might have skimmed my post! :) I only read a measly three books this month, so you did much better than I did!

  6. We all have slow months, but you still accomplished a lot. :)

    Diary of an Eccentric

  7. Thanks for the kind words, Anna!