I decided to give myself a day or two to get this post ready, so I am publishing it on the 1st of the new year. It is a nice first post to start the year with (or so I hope). My longlists were published earlier and you can look them up if you have not already.
Happy New year to everyone reading this! I fervently wish for this year to be kind to everyone, especially those who need a break after the load of the year gone by.
I made two such posts which would make sense with this:
I read fewer books in the second half than the first – mostly because I was uprooting and moving across the globe (in a sense). Also, I have a few festering at the bottom of an unreviewed pile of read books which I will get to next year. I just reviewed enough to reach the arbitrary limit of 300 I had set on Goodreads.
This is, as always my longest post ever. I love putting it together (once I get started) and I am glad that I did not give into lethargy to skip it this year. If you like graphs and/or are curious about what my year in books looked like…this is EVERYTHING I could describe about it all.
My Fiction Vs Non fiction
has improved somewhat from last year’s but not from my Mid-year state (I was at 13% then)
Number of Books/ Genre
Cozy Mysteries beat out my earlier Chicklit genre!
Total number of Non-audio Pages read: 78236. Of these, when further divided by genre
The Author Gender
There has been a mild improvement in Male authors, with the numbers up by 6 as well as assorted authors (I read quite a few short stories this time around)
|Nationality of Author||Female writer||Male Writers||Multiple assortment|
Translated Works: 17 ( I still am only reading in English)
Audio Count: 416 hours = 17 days and 7 hours. I was more than overjoyed when NetGalley introduced Audiobooks! – 43 books
This significant decrease despite the increase in options is solely due to lack of outside movement. My shopping/cycling/walking this year was lesser than the last year.
|Chicklit||1 (8)||2 (19)|
|Drama||3 (21)||1 (9)|
|Dystopia||1 (11)||1 (9)|
|Fantasy||3 (33)||1 (10)|
|Historical Drama||1 (9)|
|Historical Fiction||1 (8)|
|Police Procedural||2 (23)|
|Romantic Thriller||1 (10)||1 (10)|
No. of audiobooks by genre and gender of narrator
Once again I have read an almost equal number of standalones and books which are part of a series!
The position in a series and the no. of books I read. Looks like I started quite a few brand new series’! Yay me
I worked really hard to get my NetGalley ratio to 80% and it shows!
No. of Books by type and where I got them from
|Special Reasons I picked up certain books|
|Blogosphere recommendation (4)|
|Bought the book after reading (1)|
|Originally an ARC, used KU (2)|
I had a slightly better year than the last on an average
Ratings by genre and type, there is a very obvious trend here.
Where the stories were based:
Not much to takeaway from this graph in comparison to the last years but I continue to try
Finally, The short stories I read and graphic novels fell under various other genres but I left them under the umbrella because there was nothing interesting to be dug from it (believe me I tried!)
I look forward to the next year and what it might hold!
My Long Lists: