I love doing book stats posts. Nerdy, I know, but it’s just so oddly satisfying. There’s something fun about quantifying books and writing that I can’t quite explain.
Books and Pages Read Per Month
I graduated from my master’s program in May, and my reading since then has reflected having a lot more time to read what I want. I read a little bit less in October, November, and December, but still quite a few books. I think between 8 and 10 books a month is a good number for me to both read and review without feeling overwhelmed.
And 108 books in an entire year? That’s amazing, considering that I only read like 84 books, I think, in 2009.
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Books by Year
A new chart this time – a graph of what year the books I read were published. It’s pretty heavily weighted towards books after the year 2000, so maybe next year I’ll try to read a few more older books to balance things out.
Breakdown by Genre
I find this really interesting — I love that my single biggest type of book is fiction. That number went up a lot since my nine month review, I think because of reading all my borrowed books in November and December.
Breakdown of Fiction versus Nonfiction
But then when you just go straight nonfiction/fiction, you can see where the percentages go. I like the about 60-40 ratio for genres — that seems well-balanced for what I love to read.
Books by Acquisition Type
I’m just a little bit disappointed by this one. I was hoping to read 50 percent my books, then split the rest up. But it ended up being a little bit more even split then that, which isn’t bad, just not what I expected. I’m not sure what breakdown I’m hoping for in 2011.
Books by Author
I don’t really think a lot about male versus female authors when I choose my book, so calculating this percentage is always a surprise for me. These percentages are almost exactly the same as they were at my nine month review, so I must have pretty evenly read males and females the last few months.
- 3 ebook — I still need to read more on my nook! I stopped going to the gym after I sprained my ankle and haven’t really gotten back into the habit, which is where I was reading ebooks. I’m hoping to get to the gym more in 2011 and get back to read more on my nook.
- 9 audio books — I listen to these mostly on long car rides and I’ve been driving less the last several months, so not as many new audio books.
- 94 books reviewed, with 5 that I’d still like to actually review and 2 that have reviews scheduled for 2011. Not bad, not bad at all.