And since everyone else is checking in a mid-year:
number of books read: 38 (not bad considering I'm in school and for something other than lit)
all but 3 were fiction
13 were written by women
24 by non-American writers
5 were translated from languages other than English
My goal was to read 52 books this year, so judging by present standards, I should exceed my goal. On the other hand, I'm doing absolutely lousy (or would that be lousily) in my reading challenges.
I signed on for:
The Chunkster Challenge: 2 out of 8
The Man Booker Challenge: 3 out of 7
The Russian Reading Challenge: 1 out of 8 (or 2 out of 9 if you're willing to include Child 44)
Although with my informally declared Summer Reading Challenge I am chipping away at my impossible dream: 3 out of 21 and working on numbers 4 & 5.
I had better get reading and stop dilly-dallying here.