Archive for January 2nd, 2011

2010 Year in Review: Favorite Books

Here’s my annual list of my ten favorite books read in the year.  As always, this is merely the best books I read this year not books published in 2010.  For previous years see 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006. You may also want to check out My Favorite Books of All Time or see Every Book I’ve Ever Read cataloged in Library Thing.

  1. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  2. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
  3. A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin
  4. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
  5. Netherland by Joseph O’Brien
  6. Coop : a year of poultry, pigs, and parenting by Michael Perry
  7. A City So Grand by Steven Puleo
  8. Packing for Mars by Mary Roach
  9. Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr by Nancy Isenberg (A)
  10. From the Pews in Back: Young Women and Catholicism by Kate Dugan and Jennifer Owens

Every Book I Read in 2010

Books published in 2010 in bold. (A) is for audiobook.

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June

July

August

September

October

November

December

2010 in review (according to WordPress)

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 45,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj Mahal, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.

 

In 2010, there were 231 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1172 posts. There were 390 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 396mb. That’s about 1 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was October 28th with 247 views. The most popular post that day was Book Review: The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, google.com, books.google.com, twitter.com, and search.aol.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for favorite books of all time, the blind side book summary, the blind side book review, jesus before christianity, and cadillac mountain.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Book Review: The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis October 2008
7 comments

2

100 Favorite Books of All Time (10-1) March 2009
3 comments

3

Book Review: Jesus Before Christianity by Albert Nolan, O.P. March 2008
5 comments

4

Book Review: The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham January 2007
4 comments

5

Saint Brigid February 2007
1 comment

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