It is that time of year again where I look back at my jazzy stats of the previous year. 2019 is up for the counting and this will be the 5th time I am doing one of these which I find mighty interesting.
Onto the Charts of 2019
Rating wise I find this very interesting. I had a increase in 4 and 5 stars, and that tells me I am getting better again at picking the books that work for me. 3 Star books have dwindled quite a bit and I don’t have any 1 star books. Yeay for that.
Yes hello release dates. I read a huge amount of 2019 releases which is interesting to be honest. I read somewhat less backlist books as I exclude 2018 which is something I’d like to remedy in 2020. As much as I love new releases too, I have so many backlist books on my tbr that deserve some love.
No audiobooks for me this year. For me they just don’t work I guess so I am so very hesitant to put one on. Ebooks rose up again, and they weren’t just e-arcs. I did read less library books because I just read so many more books from my shelves this year. So yeay for that. Except I still bought way too many lol. So I made no dent.
I am quite pleased with this number to be honest. I already briefly touched upon this when I talked about it inshelf stats in September I believe. I read a lot more female authors and a lot less male authors. The only thing I’d like to see increase are the non-binary authors.
My adult reading this year has risen quite above my young adult reading. I’ve had a shift in interest in that regard and I am more likely to pick up an adult book at the moment. Not that I am going to stop reading young adult. I still read plenty of those. But I guess I am getting a little more picky in this target group. Which is fine.
I reread a little less this year and I think I also read less standalone books. But I did have an increase in novella reading which I think is great. Novella’s, short stories and the like are still great writing in itself.
I had a better diversity reading year than last year I want to say. There have been more books with poc & LGBTQ+ main characters for sure. Especially in LGBTQ+ books I picked up more f/f. Mental health and dissability still fall a little behind in that so I am hoping 2020 will be a better year for these.
Like last year I read mostly books between the 301 and 400 pages. They just read so quickly. I did double the books I read between 501-800 pages which is a good sign for my own reading challenge this year haha. I did read less books between 0-300 pages which is interesting I think.
Last year I hauled more hardcovers than ebooks but this year ebooks came out on top. I mean I was pretty lucky to get so many review e copies as I did last year. Paperback kind of stayed around the same amount percentage wise.
As for how I got them. This year I bought more of the books myself percentage wise. I got gifted less books but got a few more review copies. I also won 5 books. How about that. The unnamed segment is freebies by the way. Free ebooks I got this year. Also 5.
AND just to share. I started 2019 with 243 physical unread books and ended it with 250. Not less like I’d like. However, it is still better than it went other years so yeay for silver linings?
Do you like to look at your own reading statistics? Is there anything in my stats that stands out to you?