2015 Reading Stats
Kel Monday, January 04, 2016My 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.