Now that we have hit 2017 it is time to round up our reading year once more. Like in 2015 I kept track of some reading statistics. In this post I would like to show you some of these again and compare them to last year.
It is interesting to see how I clearly read a lot of new releases this year compared to 2015 (17%). I suppose this comes from being more involved with the book blogging community and seeing a lot more new releases months before release. Before I started this blog I wasn’t quite as up to date and I didn’t buy as many new releases as I did this year.
The next group that I read a lot from is 2010 to 2014 releases. I think this comes from a lot of older series that I continued throughout 2016. Interesting enough in 2015 I read 43% of 2010 to 2013 releases.
Suprisingly percentage wise I read about as much releases from 2000 to 2009 as I did in 2015.
I am pleased to see that it is still reasonably divided among the 5 categories. I still read a lot of older books too.
One thing I always find interesting is to see how I rated over the year. I had a feeling that I wasn’t reading a lot of bad books or that my pregnancy made a little less critical. And I think that was correct. I rated 18 books 5 stars compared to 7 in 2015. That is more than double the amount even though I read less. One can wonder why that is. Was I less critical because of my pregnancy? Or have I just chosen more books that I would like? I think it is a mix to be honest.
Other than that I still rate books 4 stars the most with 3 stars following that. Though I did rate a whole lot more books 3 stars last year. But again that has to do with the above mentioned. Interestingly I dnfed more books this year. I think that is a good thing so I don’t stick to reading books I am not enjoying at all. As a result I have less 1 star reads.
Surprise! I read mostly young adult. Shocking, right? Still I’m happy to see that it isn’t a 50%. I would like to read more adult. But 2016 just was not the year my head was in the game for adult fantasy books. They tend to be a bit bigger and harder to get through.
I would like to read more adult books in 2017. There are a few I really want to get to. I don’t want to move away from young adult at all, I just want to even the playing field a little here.
I do find it interesting to see that I read a lot more middle grade in 2016 than I did in 2015. 20% versus 8%. That is a big increase.
With this I mostly find it interesting and apalling to see how little series I actually finished. I also reread considerably less. Two in 2016 versus 9 in 2015. I guess I just didn’t feel like I could reread with reading less and so I focused more on all the tbr books. I am pleased with the number of standalones though.
Books Read January – 5
Pages Read January – 1358
Books Read February – 6
Pages Read February – 2208
Books Read March – 5
Pages Read March – 1735
Books Read April – 16
Pages Read April -4067
Books Read May – 14
Pages Read May – 3879
Books Read June – 8
Pages Read June – 2586
Books Read July – 12
Pages Read July – 4935
Books Read August – 9
Pages Read August – 2926
Books Read September – 6
Pages Read September – 1850
Books Read October – 5
Pages Read October – 1946
Books Read November – 7
Pages Read November – 2257
Books Read December – 8
Pages Read December – 2769
Total Pages Read This Year – 32.516
Average Pages Per Month – 2709
Average Pages Per Book – 325
April, May and July clearly were great reading months for me. The first two months after not working anymore and the month before my due date. Interesting, haha.