50: Ed McBain's Cop Hater (188 pages). Not really my type of book, but we had a copy and I thought I would see if it was as simplistic as when I first read McBain's stuff 30 years ago. It was.
49: Bill Bryson's The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid (375 pages). I found this at my wife's friend's aunt's house. Another excellent book from Bill Bryson, this time recounting his upbringing in Des Moines, Iowa.
48: Terry Pratchett's Making Money (349 pages). I borrowed this from the Port Chalmers library and enjoyed it. I particularly was struck by the similarity between the financial machine in the bank and the economic models of the circular flow of income. Perhaps a university could construct such a model, with water flowing in and out?
47: Yann Martell's The Life of Pi (428 pages). I loved this the first time I read it, and loved it again, though I was watching out for the story more expectantly, and picked up on something in relation to the floating island. I missed it the first time.
46: Terry Pratchett's Wintersmith (399 pages). Another excellent Pratchett.
45: Terry Pratchett's Thud (439 pages). Ever enjoyable.
So that makes 50 books, I have the month of December to go, and have nearly finished three books. And that makes 17,256 pages.