Since it’s the end of June, now seemed the perfect time to look back at the first half of 2010 and see how my reading is going. The picture above is a Wordle I made for the blog so far, and I love it. I’m glad “books” and “just think” are so big.
But on to the books — so far this year I’ve read 45 books. By this time last year, I’d only read 34 books. Good progress! I made a few tables that breakdown books by a few stats, mostly for my own amusement.
I tried to make the tables look pretty, but html and I are not getting along today.
Books and Pages Read Per Month
Clearly, being out of school has been awesome for my reading. June is probably an all-time high month, even if a couple were audio books.
|Month||Books Read||Pages Read|
Breakdown by Genre
Fiction is my biggest category, when I break out nonfiction into different categories. My YA Fiction number is still pretty low.
Breakdown of Fiction versus Nonfiction
But when I split it straight Fiction versus Nonfiction, it gets a lot clearer – I definitely read a lot more nonfiction.
Books by Acquisition Type
Where my books come from is a big concern for me. I love review copies and love trying new books, but want to keep the blog focused on my eclectic taste in books and continue to read books off my own shelves. Right now it’s slightly more owned, with an even split on library versus review copies. By the end of the year I want owned books closer to 50 percent.
Books by Author
I read a few more male authors than female, but I’m sure that’ll even out soon.
- 1 ebook — yay for my nook!
- 3 audio books
- 2 graphic novels — wow, that is not a lot. I want to read more!
- 37 books reviewed, 8 left unreviewed
It makes me wonder if I’ve been reading too fast, not taking the time to enjoy books, or what. That seems weird though. Now I have things to think about.
Anyway, how’s your first six months of reading been? Any standout books, or really awful ones? What are you goals for the rest of the year?