I mean 168 books which I have not ever read before. Some of them are indeed newly published, but most are "pre-loved"; if I had bought 168 brand new books at full price in the last year, my husband would likely be having a lengthy discussion about our limited budget.... :-)
In 2010, I read 168 new books and re-read quite a lot of others; the Thursday Next series I have re-read in its entirety at least three times this year as comfort reading :-)
I also wrote one book :-)
Not bad for a year, even though I say so myself.......and I have at least three books half-read which will count as 2011 reading now !!