My goal for this year was to read 15 books off my to-read shelf, which contained 30 books at the beginning of the year. I managed to read 10, counting a couple of new books added to the shelf during the year. I also read 13 library books. But my to-read shelf is only down to 27 books, because Borders went out of business this year and every weekend they kept lowering the prices. So I added several.
My best books of the year were Bossypants, The Bean Trees, Signal, Into Thin Air, and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I read 10 grown-up books and 13 YA books. Seven were non-fiction, and the rest were fiction.
I'm going to keep chipping away at my to-read shelf, and hope that by the end of the year I'll have it down to 20 books. Let's hope no more bookstores close.