I saw this meme going around awhile ago where bloggers would list where their last 20 books came from. I just read my 20th book for the year, so I figured it was about time to check out those stats for 2010. After I ran the numbers, here’s what I found:
Borrowed includes both books from the library and books from friends. Thirty percent is actually a higher number of review copies than I expected. I think if I ran numbers for every book read since I started blogging, the percentages would skew a lot further towards owned books. Still, with my next 20 books, I’d like to see the owned section get to around 60 percent.
Another stat I was curious about what what the genre breakdown of the books I’ve read this year is. Here’s what I found:
I’m sort of weird about genres and levels of specificity, so I colored the graph to show fiction categories in green and nonfiction categories in blue. Generally, I read about 60 percent nonfiction categories and 40 percent fiction — a pretty good breakdown for me, I think.
What kinds of stats do you keep on the books you read? Any idea how your books break down by genre, source, or other factors? Which genres do you think I should read more of?