September was a pretty good reading month for me – I read eight books for 2,224 pages. That’s much less than June, July, and especially August, but I started out the month on a little bit of a slump and needed to recover. I think this is a manageable number of books to read and still try to review most of them.
Books and Pages Read Per Month
Getting out of school has still been awesome for my reading. I read a lot in June, July, and August, but slowed down a bit in September. My goal is probably going to be 10 books a month for the rest of the year, which seems like a manageable number to balance reading/blogging/life.
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Breakdown by Genre
When I break it out by the genres I read, fiction is the biggest single category. The YA fiction number went up thanks to pushes from the book blogging community – re-reading the Hunger Games trilogy, Diana Wynne Jones Week, and Love is the Higher Law.
Breakdown of Fiction versus Nonfiction
When bring the categories together, my split gets a lot more noticeable. At six months, I’d read 16 fiction books and 29 nonfiction books. At 80 books, the split looks like this:
I’ve read more nonfiction than fiction in the last three months, but only by a little bit, so my percentage of fiction versus nonfiction is actually closer together than it was three months ago. Interesting!
Books by Acquisition Type
Where my books come from remains a big concern for me. My goal at six months was to get my percentage of owned books read close to 50 percent (at the time it was 40 %).
Unfortunately, it looks like the percentage has actually gone down rather than gone up. I’m not sure if I can get it any higher over the next three months, since I have quite a few review and library books that I’m excited about reading. I guess we’ll see what happens.
Books by Author
When I re-crunched the numbers, the percentages for male versus female authors was almost exactly the same as it was at six months. That’s interesting too.
- 3 ebook — I need to read more on my nook!
- 7 audio books
- 3 graphic novels — Again, not a lot. I want to read more!
- 65 books reviewed, 15 left unreviewed (but a few are books I decided I’m not going to review, so the pending reviews number is more like 11-ish. That’s still bad…)
That’s where I’m at after nine months of reading? How was your September? Any favorite books so far this year? What are your goals for the rest of the year?