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Mid Year Stats 2019

Last year, after seeing quite a few stat posts by many other bloggers, I started from scratch and made a new sheet with all my reads till that point then tried to figure what I wanted to map and how. I made massive fun with it but it took me almost two whole days of work and left me with a headache. This year, I started earlier and this gave me a couple of days to work with but I negated that with wanting to draw way more comparisons. This last part is a careful accumulation of some interesting facts I saw in other blogs. I do not remember them individually, but for the most part, this has come together with all those inputs! I hope it is not overwhelming and that at least some people might find it as fascinating as I did.

My last year’s post was: Mid Year Stats โ€“ 2018. I might draw comparisons for a few things but not all.

From GoodReads:


Highest Rated book: 4.62 Oathbringer and avg rating 3.9 stars out of 5 for all my books

I apologize in advance for the extreme length of this list. I had a lot of ‘realizations’ when I saw the data out like this.


First I have the total tally of books read until June 15th 2019: 162. I felt like I read more this year, but it is lesser than last year’s 206.


I seem to have read more happily-ever-afters this year, last year my leading genre at this stage was Historical fiction.

My Nonfiction vs fiction continues to stay at the constant difference:(last year was better with an 86% fiction)


Once again the following percentages are lower than the previous year, which is funny considering that I was actively trying to read more male authors! the 74.69% is Female authors and the yellow is male and the green is when there are multiple authors of both.


Non-audio page count:


Book count vs genre with the gender of the author



Recently thanks to a fellow blogger I found out how to make this map. All this did was reinforce the fact that I read from a narrow market.

I had a lot of things on my mind the last few months and I did something stupid!!I thought I bookmarked her page in order to reference here but I did not and I feel truly embarrassed and I remembered the wrong blogger. Now if anyone reading this knows who in the last month or so shared (extremely helpfully I might add), I will apologize for forgetting her page and correct my mistake.


Audio total number of hours: 296hours = 12 days and sorted by narrator’s gender


No. of Books vs Position of the book in the series:1

Format of the books I read: A significant increase in ARC % as compared to all others.


How I accessed said books, once again the NetGalley trend overshadows everything else and I am not feeling guilty about the choice (not much anyway :D)


There were 29 books that I deemed the process of acquiring important enough to make the following table

Special reasons I picked up a book No. of such books
Bought the book after starting the ARC 2
Crime Classics Widget 2
Had the ARC of one book in series 4
Originally an ARC, found on KU 2
Rave reviews 7
Read another book by the author 12

I read only one translated work this time, from Spanish to English.

My ratings thus far:


Rating by Genre


Finally for the ratings: Ratings vs type of book. My endurance and ability to give five stars for ebooks seems to have improved.


Locations where the books were based:(slightly better than the author map I made)



Special mentions: Fantasy worlds and sometimes the whole world and one occasion of space.

Last but not least year of publication:




8 thoughts on “Mid Year Stats 2019”

  1. My my! 162 books in six months. Tell me how you read so much ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    Loved the idea of charts and graphs. ๐Ÿ™‚
    (P.S. I hope this comment doesn’t end up in your spam folder. Almost all my comments on other bloggers’posts are ending up in spam folder. ๐Ÿ™„) P.P.S – no point in saying PS if the comment ends up in spam ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    Hope you are having a great time vacationing๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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    1. Thank you and I am!! I spend most of my time reading .. It’s fitted between everything else I do ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜… I’m starting to dnf more and that’s actually helped keep things fresh


    1. Thank you so much! Not all of the books are the same calibre but I don’t have any other day job so it’s pretty much all I do .. Audio books help for all the times in on the move!!
      I really had fun with the graphs I’m glad that shows๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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      1. Thatโ€™s true, I donโ€™t listen to audiobooks but I do listen to podcasts and canโ€™t believe how much time it adds up to, you could get so much reading done that way! It definitely shows you had fun with it, and really impressive ๐Ÿ‘

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    1. Absolutely!! One of the main reasons I got hooked is because analysis indicated i was being too narrow.. I’m actively trying to broaden all those graphs that look lame… Especially male vs female author ratio the fiction vs non fiction is probably a lost cause !!
      The overview makes me rethink the purpose of my reading too! ๐Ÿ˜„

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