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 – 2018. I might draw comparisons for a few things but not all.
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:
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|
|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: