I have been extremely dull when it comes to sitting down and writing reviews. This has once again led to a whole set of reviews pending and this time, I am not even making an effort to get them down on paper. One of the reasons was the realization that I was not prepped at all in generating the graphs for my mid year post. The last two years were fun and I just wanted to ensure it doesn’t become a chore! Blocks has helped make it look more concise than previous year’s post and it was much easier to process the presentation, who knew that change isn’t always bad? So one day late I have my statistics post for my mid year look back:
Previous years’ posts:
The Highest rated book I have read thus far: Elephants by Tom Jackson
I read 175 books this year vs the 162 of last year, but I have picked up a lot more graphic novels this time around.
My Fiction vs Non fiction in different genres
Fiction vs Non Fiction is much better this year at 13% (last year 7%)
I’m happy with the improvement in the % of Male vs Female. Last year was 25 vs 75
Non Audio Page count
No.of books per genre sorted by gender. The green is when multiple authors contributed
Men & Collaborations
Audio time has fallen significantly to 161 hours or 6.7 days as compared to the previous time of 296
Listening time vs narrators
My series vs standalones were at almost a 50-50 level which is also new!
Position of books in a series
Format of books that I read, significantly leaning into ARCs this year!!
Where I got those books from
Special reasons for picking up certain books:
|Read other book(s) by the author||7|
|Watched Vox Video on the subject||1|
My translated works are better than last year at this time, mostly because many of them were comics!
Distribution of my ratings, the number of books I did not like has risen
Rating based on Genre, I have been stingy with my five stars this year, or just plain unlucky!
I am finally being less partial to physical books (or unlucky again?)
locations where the stories are based, once again better than last year
Additional locations: space 2, dystopian world 2, and entire world 14