One of the things I elearned at Biltmore was that George Vanderbilt was an avid reader. He kept a journal of the books he had read and it listed approximately 3000 books, or an average of 80 books a year. The guide did not know at what point in his life that George started listing his books. Still an average of 80 books a year is impressive, especially since he didn't just read novels.
Last year I read 80 books and hope to do so again this year but the goal is set at 75. In 2010 I didn't start recording the books until July 1st. So for the second half of the year, I read 50 books. I admit that I usually read novels, rarely read textbooks any more but do read biographies and light histories. I would consider a textbook to be a heavy history.
Simply novels so far this year but the year is far from over.