Wow! Where did 2017 go? I somehow managed to meet and exceed my Goodread’s goal of 100 books! Even though I was an inconsistent blogger at least I was reading!
How’d I do it? I read a lot of short stories and novellas in December! LOL
Here are some statistics from last year.
- 107 Titles Read
- 25,807 pages read
- 0-150 pages: 23 (24%)
- 151-300 pages: 21 (21.9%)
- 301-500 pages: 50 (52.1%)
- 501-800 pages: 2 (2.1%)
- 10,146 minutes listened
- 4-8 hours: 1 (8.3%)
- 8-15 hours: 8 (66.7%)
- 15-25 hours: 1 (8.3%)
- 25-40 hours: 2 (16.7%)
- Culinary Delights: Four Delectable Foodie Romances (589 pages)
- 11.22.63 (1844 minutes)
- The Crown Epilogue (9 pages)
- Dark Life (425 minutes)
Though I did read about 500 pages more than my average in December, the number of titles looks disproportionately high because I read a lot of novellas and short stories. I was trying to close out a few series and there were quite a few prequels and shorts for a number of series that I was able to knock out. In addition I also read a few Holiday novellas 🙂
This graph is a bit deceptive as it rounds up, thus 2.5 & 3 stars are added together, 3.5 & 4 stars etc. Looking at this though, I must either choose the right books to read or I am just an easy grader! LOL
This is a very general breakdown. And it won’t total 107 as some books fall under multiple genres. My goal for 2018 is to definitely read more Cozies and more Magical Realism.
I didn’t read much Middle Grade last year, but I am pretty evenly split between Young Adult ad Adult.
Clearly I don’t need to worry about reading more female authors!!
Although I do not have stats from 2016 to compare with, I know for sure that I read a lot more print that year. I contribute this to the fact that I did most of my reading in 2017 “on-the-go” (or sneaking it in at work) thus mostly eBooks.
I really made a concerted effort last year to try to catch up on some Series reads. I think I succeeded but I also started quite a few new series (17% of my series reds) so I am still so far behind! 66 of the 107 Titles I read were for Series – and I closed out 17!
This pie chart better demonstrates the length of the Titles I read last year. For reference this is how I break them down:
Short Story: 1,000-7,499 words (3-26 pages)
Novelette: 7,500-17,499 (27-62 pages)
Novella:17,500-40,000 words (63-144 pages)
Novel: 40,000-109,999 (145-399 pages)
Epic: 110,000+ (400+ Pages)
Also pretty evenly split between backlist titles and 2017 titles…
How did you guys do for 2017?