While rearranging book lists and other bits of housekeeping related issues last night, I decided to do a little number crunching for the last two years of read aloud goodness. Well, really only a year and half because the first year we started in June, but you get the picture.
By way of explanation, the numbers below only include the chapter books we read as part of The Read Aloud Project and excludes the veritable cornucopia of picture books, non-fiction books, and other homeschool related books we have read in the past. As anyone who has visited my house can attest, the page counts would be much higher if I were to include even a small fraction of the picture books. Fair warning, dear reader, if you come to visit my children, be prepared to sit and read to them for the duration of your visit.
I’m just saying.
2011 (June – December)
Total number of books read: 10
Total number of pages read: 2,373*
Longest book: “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” by JK Rowling (448 pages)
Shortest book: “James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl (160 pages)
Average number of books finished each month: 1.43
Month with the most number of books finished: September, November, and December (2 each)
2012 (January – December)
Total number of books read: 24
Total number of pages read: 8,161*
Longest book: “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” by JK Rowling (870 pages)
Shortest book: “The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me” by Roald Dahl (80 pages)
Average number of books finished each month: 2
Month with the most number of books finished: April and May (5 each)
Number of books finished the same day they were started: 2
*Note: If we start a book in December, but don’t finish it until January, then the book counts in the year it was finished, not the year it was started.