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2015 Reading Stats

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My friend Alyssa over at Eater of Books is ridiculously amazing. Not only does she do an insane amount of reading in addition to school, but she has missed 0 posting days since December 2012. ... I have no words to describe this awesomeness.

Anyway, last year I saw her end-of-year reading stats post and thought, hey, I should keep a spreadsheet, too. I'd love to see what my reading patterns look like. So I did. Until law school started, and then just no. But I went back and filled in a couple of the columns because curiosity = Gollum and does not give up. :)

So, I read 75 books this year. Not every chart includes all 75 because I didn't fill in all the boxes for everything, especially the graphic novels which were a little hard to sort. Now, charts!

 Including the YA-crossovers, YA still has a clear majority, but I expanded into Adult and Middle Grade books more this year.

It came as no surprise that almost 3/4 of my books involved some sort of fantasy genre, but I was surprised to see the contemporary (and romance) numbers creeping up.

Sadly, the most disappointing stats of the year. Most of my 2015 reads were 2 stars. :( I'll have to be a lot pickier in 2016.

Although this makes it look like I did nothing but start tons of new series...well yeah, I guess I kind of did. But there are lots of standalones in there, too! And honestly, I won't continue a lot of the series I started. Either I didn't like the first book enough to read more, or I'm content with how it ended and don't want to ruin happy memories. :)

Between eARC's and BEA ARC's, the majority of 2015 reads were, you guessed it, published in 2015. I'd like to spend more time in 2016 tracking down backlist books I was excited for.

These numbers surprised me a bit. I don't usually read a lot of ebooks, but I wound up going through a few freebies on my laptop, and my graphic novel numbers went up, too.

My cheapskate habits continue.

I wasn't surprised, but it was interesting to see the breakdown.

Again, I wasn't necessarily surprised, just interested to see the numbers.


And those are my 2015 stats! Do any of you keep a reading spreadsheet? Did you come across any stats that surprised you this year?

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  1. Way cool! I'm working on a stats post now, but nothing this fancy. The 2 star rating makes me sad, I hope you find better books this year!

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    1. I can't wait to see your stats, Samantha! The 2 stars make me sad, too, but I have high hopes for this year. :)

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  2. I don't keep spreadsheets :/ Wish I did, but it seems beyond me. I sure like all those pretty graphs though! All the 2 star ratings are a bummer. Time to find more of what you love this year!

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    1. I'm hoping Goodreads will expand its "stats" offerings sometime soon and do all this for us. :P But if you're interested in trying it in the meantime, I can email you a copy of mine. (At the end, I literally highlight a column, go to: Insert, Chart, Pie, change title.)

      Yeah, the 2 stars are a little annoying, but no worries. 2016 will be good!

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  3. GIRL. Why so many two-star ratings?! That's the thing that stuck out to me the most. I'd say you're already a picky reader (aren't we all?), and you want to be pickier OMG. :O But I think a solid chunk of the books that you didn't like, I didn't either, so that's fair, right? :D I hope you have a happier year in reading, Kel! Best of luck with law school and life. :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Thanks, Alyssa! I did some quick recon: the 2 star pool is made up of: 11 ebook freebies, 15 graphic novels, 15 ARCs/eARCs, and 6 other books. I read more ebook freebies and comics because they were quick, no-pressure reads (perfect for law school :P), and they weren't necessarily bad, just okay--time killers, like most TV. ;) But having so many advance copies in there is a little sad, and they come with deadlines. I'll definitely have to get pickier about those.

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