My long lists for the year are as follows:
- 2021 Long List I: Inspirational and/or Informational
- 2021 Long List II – Series’ I started or continued
- 2021 Long List III: Cozy reads of varying gravity
- 2021 Long List IV: Thrilling and Restless reads
- 2021 Long List V: Highlights of my Blogging year
I wanted to talk a bit about this year before I lay out my usual set of graphs and things I learnt from those analyses. I almost did not stick with the plan, to get this out there. I took forever to compile the content and then another forever to actually put it together in a presentable manner (that said, I am typing this out before the compilation, so I am doing it with my fingers crossed). It was a tough year, I did a lot of things, reading included, but unlike previous years, I did not feel like I was constructive enough. It is illogical to think that way, and I am hoping for a better 2022. A more positive, exciting new year. I like the way the number looks written down too, something about the pattern I guess. It almost felt like 2021 did not happen. Is anyone in the same boat as me? We started the pandemic lockdown much ahead of the rest of the world in Jan 2020 so 2020 was unique and a learning experience. 2021…not so much. Anyway, I wish all of you and yours a fascinating New Year with exciting things, both new and old 😀
I am glad that I did not give into lethargy to skip it this year (Just like before). 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 ratio has stayed the same, even as I read two more Non-fiction books than last year. I was at 15% midyear though.
Drama and Feel-Good seemed to be just the thing this year (not very unlike the previous years)
Total Number of Non-audio pages read: 87678 much more than last year!
Poor ratios, especially since I was not paying attention
This is probably the thing I am most happy with this year! I have never read such a diverse collection. A couple of authors repeat within the total because I might have read a book or two more, but it is not significant enough to make a difference in this table.
Translated works : 22- better than last year!
Most of the above are short stories and graphic novels! I did not feel the need to add a graph like I did during the mid year stats.
My listening time fell significantly to 260 hours = 10 days and 20 hours. Although I used the NetGalley audio to add variety, I did not listen to my Kindle Unlimited like before. Something I intend to rectify, since it is something I actually pay for.
177 Standalone to 145 books which are part of a series. The positions in a series are as follows:
I bought two books after I got the ARC, and there were quite a few reprints that I enjoyed.