One of the things I like to do in my little green book with the text ‘Write it down everyday for always’ that you might have seen in some photos about blogging, is to keep track of some statistics. I’ve been doing this for the past few years. I think it is interesting to see how much I reread or if I picked up more new releases this year. I do change things every year about how I show things or what I really keep track of. Like last year I used PiktoChart to create these charts.
There is one thing that I would like to keep track of and that is my diverse reading. But I find it hard to keep track of own voices as you can never be a 100% sure of that. Not everyone comes out saying it is an own voices book (which is more than understandable, they shouldn’t have to) so that is not something I can keep track of that would be representative. How do you keep track of your diverse reading if you do it?
Onto the Charts of 2017
Starting of with some release dates and it is quite striking to see how many 2017 releases I read despite doing the beat the backlist challenge. It is however similar to last year where I read 33% of 2016 releases. However this year I also had the priviledge to read 3 2018 releases which is amazing. I did seem to have picked up less older books that are of 1999 and before. Where last year this was 15% it has lowered to 10% this year.
I love seeing my ratings. Clearly I rated mostly 3 and 4 stars this year. This was somewhat similar to last year. However percentage wise I rated 5 star books less than last year which was not what I was expecting. I felt like I had read an amazing amount of 5 stars compared to last year. Goes to show you.
One of the new things I am adding to this post is how I received my books. I actually won 5% of my books. Woohoo. And clearly I get gifted a lot of books too. This is mostly through my husband and my mom who love to give me things. It is surprising to see how much they actually enable me though. Like can you imagine how much less books I’d have if they didn’t give me so much? I would have been able to get my tbr down. Not that I am complaining or anything though. ❤ I could just buy less…
Looking at this target group it is not surprising that non-fiction is 0%. I mean they just don’t read as fast. Oops. Last year I read 44% YA and 24% adult so I have clearly upped my game when it comes to reading adult books like I wanted to. But my middle grade has dipped an all time low, going from 20 to 9%. I guess I’ve been struggling finding middle grade that really appeals to me. Maybe when Merijn is older I’ll be reading a lot more middle grade, haha.
This is always a bit of a miscelanous section but I enjoy seeing how much series I start and how many I actually finish. Clearly my abbilities to finish series are severly lacking. But I did up my game compared to last year. I guess that has to do with me binge reading some series compared to last year. The other sectin is mostly sequels and the like that didn’t fit in any of the other categories.
Last year I did not share as it probably came as no surprise to anyone that I read 85% physical books. However this year this clearly changed. As I mentioned last year, I got a lot of more review copies and so I read a lot more ebooks. And hey, I even read some audio books. Go me.
It is good to see such a strong female presence in this.
And last but not least, the pages I read per month. This time in a chart. Clearly I had a huge spike in the Summer. Honestly you can see in this chart when I was doing well and when I was doing a bit less mood wise. Funny how that works.