For some reason in 2019 I decided to make a reading spreadsheet. TBH I have no idea why, I always like the stats that Goodreads gives you and I guess I thought I needed more?
Technically I read 167 books hehehe. Honestly I read more this year than any year before which is insane when I look back at all what I did this year. That is what happens when you read romance and contemporary that read quickly I guess.
Any year that you read Harry Potter, I think that becomes your most popular book? Usually my least popular read is self published which is the case here.
An average of 4 is amazing tbh. But, since GR does not use half stars it is not entirely accurate. I rated a lot of books with 2.5, 3.5, and 4.5 stars.
So for anyone who is into ~data~ I have included some charts. Also, I am not including my methods on how I got these results because this is not a science report. You’ll just have to trust that my data is correct. Which lets be real there is a margin of error .
I am honestly surprised that I read that many eBooks. I listen to audiobooks pretty slowly so it makes sense that it is that low.
Again, this makes sense based on what I thought I read. I know these categories are sort of arbitrary, but I just went based off of what I typically read most of. I am a bit surprised poetry is so low.
This might be the first year that I did not read mostly YA which is a surprise, but when I look back at the stories that I connected with and what books I gravitate to now, I am not that shocked. I also read like two middle grade books, but did not want to add them to “NOT YA” so lets not pretend that I read a lot of Middle Grade.
I love this chart. I am not sure why, but I am so glad I tracked where I acquired the books that I read this year. I am not that shocked that library books made up the most of what I read. For those of you that don’t know, I typically read books from my library and then if I love them, I buy them for my collection. I rarely buy books that I have not read. Most of my unread books are from library book sales, book swaps, gifts, or publishers.
I read 24% ARCs & 13% of my reads were rereads
I read books from 82 authors that were new to me while reading books from 37 authors that I had read before 2019.
Books that were big accomplishments for me:
The Fountains of Silence: I did not think I would get to this one this year and then flew through it in a few days.
Ninth House: I met Leigh Bardugo. Told her I was super hyped for this one. Then it stat on my TBR for over a month. I almost figured I would not read it in 2019, but then I did. And I loved it.
Shiver: This series has been on my TBR forever and Bree bought me the first two books for Christmas in 2018. I finally read book on in 2019.
A Man Called Ove: I had owned this one forever and am so glad I finally picked it up. See our join review here. I even made my mom read it.
Most read authors:
8 books from: JK Rowling: If you combine JK Rowling and Robert Galbraith (her pen name for the Cormoran Strike Series) I read 8 books by her. (4 HP & 4 Cormoran Strike)
6 books from Taylor Jenkins Reid
5 books from Maggie Stiefvater
4 books from Alyssa Cole & Deanna Raybourn
3 books from Mariana Zapata, VE Schwab, Amanda Lovelace, & KA Tucker
If it seems that these are a lot of my favorite authors…you would be right! I did a lot of rereads this year which made my faves be overly represented.
Do you have any recommended stats that I should track in 2020?
Thanks for reading!