2013 Summation

2013 Summation

It’s time again to run the annual numbers. I can’t believe another year is done and that this is the conclusion of my sixth year of blogging. My how time flies. Without further ado, here are those lovely numbers.

BOOKS READ

Total Books Read = 64
Average Books Read Per Month = 5.33
Best Reading Months = March, October, November (8 books each)
Worst Reading Months = April, May, July, September (3 books each)

Pages
Total Pages Read = 21,593
Average Pages Per Book = 337.39
Average Pages Read Per Day = 59.16
Average Pages Read Per Month = 1,799.42
Total Chunksters (450+ pages) Read = 9

Genres
Total Nonfiction Books Read = 10
Total Adult Fiction Books Read = 29
Total New Adult Fiction Books Read = 3
Total YA Fiction Books Read = 12
Total Middle Grade Fiction Books Read = 10

Categories
Total Audio Books “Read” = 19
Total Ebooks Read = 14
Total Books Reread = 9
Total Review Books Read = 11
Total Library Books Read = 29
Total Books Read for Book Club = 12

Authors
Total Books By Women = 43
Total Books By Men = 21
Total New-to-Me Authors = 36
Total Utah Authors = 6
(Brodie Ashton, Julianne Donaldson, Sara Zarr, David Farland, Josh Hanagarne, Jennifer A. Nielsen)
Repeat Authors = 13
(J.K. Rowling (5); Rainbow Rowell (2); Richard Peck (2); Jane Austen (2))

Ownership
Total Books Read that I Own = 34
Total Books Read that I Don’t Own = 30

Ratings
[rating:5] Ratings = 15
[rating:4] Ratings = 35
[rating:3] Ratings = 13
[rating:2] Ratings = 1
[rating:1] Ratings = 0

CHALLENGES

The Pulitzer Project – 12/86 [1 winner this year]
The Printz Project – 8/14 (+8 Honor books) [no progress this year]
The Newberry Project – 27/92 (+12 Honor books) [2 winners this year; 2 winners reread this year]

MY THOUGHTS

  • I didn’t quite make my goal of reading 75 books this year. But I had a great year of reading.
  • I “read” the same number of audio books this year as I did last year. I’m still enjoying the audio books quite a lot.
  • But my book club numbers were down from last year. I think that is likely because I had previously read many of the selections this year and did not reread them.
  • One semi-major shift in my reading habits is that I have been giving up my compulsion to own every book I read. I used the library a lot more this year. I can feel a shift toward ebooks and borrowing and giving away. I’m running out of shelves!
  • And finally, again, you are all highlights of the year. Your posts and your enthusiasm for reading continue to buoy me up.

2013 was a great year! I enjoyed reading with all of you. Have a happy new year.