No, that's not my age! That's how many books I've managed to read this year. That's over one a week, which is great for me because I'm not a fast reader - I'm a savourer of words, I like to roll them around in my head and enjoy them. Last year I didn't manage to break the fifty mark, so I'm chuffed to have done it this year. I guess having more reviewing to do on radio and television has made me keep my reading up, which is a good thing.
So the breakdown:
20 of those books were crime fiction
17 books were non-fiction
37 books were written by New Zealanders
Here's the interesting bit though...my TBR pile is a lot more than 56 books!!!