Now that we have left 2018 behind us for almost 2 weeks already it is time to start looking back in a different way to the reading year. At the end of the year I already talked about my stats regarding finishing series, pretty decent, and now I want to look back at some of the other stats. I also like to look and see how they are compared to the year before, percentage wise anyway.
Onto the Charts of 2018
Of course I have to start with the ratings of the books. As you can see I mainly rate books 4 and 3 stars. With reading 200+ books I also ended up with some mediocre books. I even read more 2 star books than I did 5 stars books. I’d like that to be better in balance in 2019 to be honest. Less 2 star reads please.
Compared to last year I certainly read less 5 star reads percentage wise. And quite a bit more 2 star reads. I do think that is sometimes the hazard of requesting some more unknown kind of books over on Netgalley for instance.
I read a bunch of new releases this year. With netgalley and some pre-order I kept reasonably on track with them. This chart is pretty similar to last year percentage wise so that is interesting to see. I seem to like the mixture I get with these kind of release dates.
Adding on to that here you can see how I did on backlist books in general. Well over 50% so I am pleased with that.
Compared to last year I read less ebooks which is interesting. I think that might also have to do with the library where I clearly got a bunch of my books as well. So more physical books. Unfortunately that wasn’t good news for my phsyical tbr haha.
I read more male authors this year. Where before I’d have female authors well over 50% that is now not the case. I don’t think that is nessecarily a bad thing but I do think that reading more by female authors is still important. Males have dominated for so long already.
My adult reading slipped a little downwards. Not because of young adult. That went down too. But because I read more graphic novels and manga this year. I don’t think that is a bad thing haha.
This is the first year I tracked my reading with diversity and clearly it needs a lot of work. I do sometimes have the tendency to pick up the more popular titles and let us be honest, they aren’t always very diverse. That is something I need to work on when I buy books too. It is more worth it to buy more diverse books.
My reading of standalones went a little up but I read less novella’s than last year it seems. I am overal pleased with this though I wish I finished a bit more series than I clearly did.
I thought it would be interesting to track my amount of pages read this way this time around. Clearly I read books mostly with 300-400 pages. The high amount for 0 -200 is mostly because of the graphic novels I read. I would like to have a bit more books over the 400 page mark next year but we shall see.
See. It isn’t just my fault I end up with so many books. Here is the proof! I won like 1 book so that is where the 0% comes from haha.
I’m glad there is an amount of ebooks there though it is mostly from freebies and review copies. I still don’t buy a lot of ebooks. I guess because I don’t really need to this way. And obviously paperback is most because those are just cheaper. Though I know I have been buying some more hardcovers last year.
And lastly here are two graphs about the amount of unread books and the amount of owned books (downstairs). I also added previous years just to show how things have grown. My unread books went through the roof last year. Whoops.