According to an AP/Ipsos poll, whose results were released today, I am a more avid reader than 25% of Americans. I'm also above the median for men--five books in the past year--and women--who reported reading nine. Of course, not counting kids' books, I still beat the curve.
A short list of some of last year's reads for me:
The Last Templar, Raymond Khoury
John Adams, David McCullough
The Bible, God (with a little poetic license taken by man)
The Book of Mormon, God (translated by Joseph Smith, Jr.)
Godless, Ann Coulter
I'm in the process of reading 1776, also by David McCullough. The more I read these accounts of America's Founding Fathers, the more I realize they did a lot of reading of the third book on my short list.