2016 Summation

2016 Summation

Let’s nerd out a little, shall we? It’s time to look at my 2016 reading by the numbers.

Books and Pages
Total Books Read = 50
Average Books Read Per Month = 4.17
Best Reading Month = January and September (7 books each)
Worst Reading Month = May (0 books)
Total Pages Read = 13,898
Average Pages Per Book = 277.96
Average Pages Read Per Day = 37.97
Average Pages Read Per Month = 1,158.17
Total Chunksters (450+ pages) Read = 5

Genres
Total Adult Fiction Books Read = 20
Total YA Fiction Books Read = 12
Total Middle Grade Fiction Books Read = 8
Total Nonfiction Books Read = 10

Formats
Total Audio Books “Read” = 3
Total Ebooks Read = 18
Total Physical Books = 29

Ownership
Total Books Read that I Own = 29
Total Books Read that I Don’t Own = 21

Ratings
★★★★★ = 8
★★★★ = 31
★★★ = 10
★★ = 1
★ = 0

Authors
Total Books By Women = 37
Total Books By Men = 12
Total Books By Both = 1
Total Books by New-to-Me Authors = 28
Total Books by Authors of Color = 9 (18%)
Total Books by Utah Authors = 6
Repeat Authors = 7
(Kasie West (3); Rainbow Rowell (2); J.K. Rowling (2); Liane Moriarty (2); Josi S. Kilpack (2); Janette Rallison (2); Judy Blume (2))

Miscellaneous
Total Graphic Novels Read = 2
Total Books Reread = 8
Total “Classics” Read = 3
Total Review Books Read = 2
Total Library Books Read = 21
Total Books Read for Book Club = 10
Total Books Readaloud = 6

Reflections

  • I met my Goodreads goal of 50 books this year!! Hip hip.
  • The biggest difference I see in my reading this year is the decrease in reading books I own. More than 40% of the books I read this year came from the library. In 2015, 88% of the books I read I also owned.
  • My audio books were way down again this year, but three of the four I listened to ended up in my 2016 top 10 list.
  • I read WAY more female authors than male authors again this year.
  • Only 3 “classics” this year: A Study in Scarlet, Stuart Little, and Frankenstein. I’d like to increase this number in 2017.
  • I reached my goal of having 18% of the books I read this year be by authors of color. Whoop. I would like to continue having about 1/5 of my reading be by authors of color.

I enjoyed my 2016 reading. How did your reading year shake out?