Decided to start with the grade breakdown:
Great - - - - - - - 17 books -- 8%Looks pretty good and sounds about right, most of what I read falls between very good, good and okay.
Very Good - - - - 49 books -- 25%
Good - - - - - - - 68 books -- 35%
Okay- - - - - - - -49 books -- 25%
NWMT - - - - - - 12 books --- 6%
DNF- - - - - - - - - 2 books --- 1%
Totals - - - - - - 197 books (176 if you take out the rereads)
21% were rereads
Next I decided to lists My Favorites... there I ran into a problem.
Greats consisted of 17 books, 7 of which were rereads. Taking out the rereads drops my "great" total down to 5%--could that be right? And then I looked a the list of books...
I crossed out the books I decided probably never belonged in the "Great" column to start with and probably should have been rated "Very Good" and I'm still a little undecided about the ones with the question marks. So out of 176 "new" books read I have 5 new/possible keepers: 3 historicals, 1 paranormal and 1 YA.
The Devil's Waltz -- Anne Stuart Simply Unforgetable -- Mary Balogh
Devil in Winter -- Lisa Kleypas ???
Winter Garden -- Adele Ashworth
Ride the Fire -- Pamela Clare
Darcy's Story -- Janet Aylmer
Twilight -- Stephanie Meyers
Slave to Sensation -- Nalini Singh Lover Awakened -- J R Ward
Demon Angel -- Meljean Brook ???
I think I need to revamp my grading system...
A/A+ = KeeperI realized as a I was going through the list there are probably a some books I rated "Very Good" that are "Possible Keepers", but that will have to be another post. I also realized I'm much tougher on a book after the glow of a new exciting read wears off--LOL.
A- = Possible Keeper
B+ = Very Good
B/B- = Good
C-/C/C+ = Okay
D = Not Worth My Time (NWMT)
F = DNF