Half the year has flown by, and that means it’s time for a stats update! I did one of these last summer, which you can see here, and it was really fun (and enlightening!) so I decided to duplicate it this year.
compared to last year…
Books read so far: 195
(Last year: 311 — I’m on track to up my record again!)
Pages read: 44,275
(Last year: 91,536 — looking like these numbers will be pretty similar.)
(By this time last year, I’d re-read 10 books.)
(This time last year, I’d read just under 50 ARCs, so I’m definitely reading more of those this year!)
Average rating: 4.2
(Last year’s average was 4.1, so there’s not much of a difference here this year, which actually surprises me, because I’m DNFing way more books this year than I did last year, and those aren’t included in these stats.)
Total hauled so far: 382 (YIKES)
(This time last year, I’d hauled 268. WTF is with the extra hauls?!)
Review copies: 188 print + 55 digital
(This time last year: 58 total — whoa!)
Purchases: 30 print + 19 digital
(This time last year: 159 total — I’m actually incredibly proud of how much this number has dropped!)
Gifts & freebies: 16 print + 18 digital
(This time last year, I didn’t list kindle freebies, but did mention having received 20 gifts/prizes. I think my kindle freebie number is probably higher this year than last year.)
Library loans (including KU & Scribd): 50 print + 6 digital
(I didn’t include library loans in last year’s post, but I know it was almost nonexistent.)
(Big thank you to Kaleena’s spreadsheet for making this part so easy on me!)
As you can see, I’ve mostly read fantasy this year, with horror and contemporary coming in close at 2nd and 3rd place. This time last year, my fantasy reading was at 38.5%, with contemporary the secondary at 27.4%. Horror was only at 8.1% this time last year, so as you can see, I’ve definitely gotten back into my spooky groove~ over the last year!
I knew I’d read a lot of eARCs this year, but I didn’t think the number would be so high! I also wouldn’t have guessed that 27% of my reading this year has been GNs/manga. This time last year, I didn’t split ARCs into formats, but it was 34.1% total (46% combined between eARCs and print so far this year, so it’s gone up), but my graphic novel count was only 4.4% and my hardcover and paperback were 28.9% and 14.8% respectively. How the times have changed!
Last year, I also had charts for author genders, protagonist genders, book length, and age ranges, but I haven’t kept as in-depth of a log this year as I did last year. I’m planning on keeping more thorough statistics in 2020; if you’d all like to get in on a secret, I’ve actually been working quite a while already on designing my own catch-all spreadsheet for 2020 so that I don’t have all of my logs split between so many poor Google Sheets and Excel docs like I do right now.
I almost released my own 2019 sheets last Christmas, but didn’t get around to finalizing them in time, so I’m very excited to share these with you all later this year!
I thought about also including my progress on reading challenges I set for myself, but I’m gonna be honest, fam: this year has kicked my butt when it comes to TBRs, reading challenges, etc. I know it looks like I’ve read a lot, and I have, don’t get me wrong, but very little of it has followed the plans I had in motion for 2019. I’m not gonna beat myself up over it, but I decided that part of my self-care would be choosing not to make specialized charts showing off just how bad my follow-through has been the last several months. ?