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My Reading Stats For the Year So Far

I really love going through people’s reading stats. 

Perhaps it’s a professional deformation, but I really enjoy looking through people’s reading stats, so I thought I’d go through mine for you today, to talk a bit how my reading year has been going so far. I have done the Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag, so you can see what books I have been loving this year, but this just sort of a breakdown of how much I’ve read, in which genres etc. so I hope it will be interesting for you!

First up, the Goodreads challenge (btw we should be friends there):

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So this year, I set my goal a little lower than usual – I usually go for 70 books, and then I end up reading around 100. But this year has been very busy and very hard for me with school, so I went a bit lower to take off the pressure (yes, it’s a silly thing to be pressured about BUT IT HAPPENS). I went for 50 just to be sure I’ll make it, and I got to 50 at the end of July! So I am happy with where I am at and might make my initial 70 books even. Oh and I DNF-ed only two books this year, and that number is always really low for me.

Breakdown by Genre

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Okay so, as you can see, currently, my most read genre is Romance, I have read 23 Romance books this year. That’s because it’s been stressful and Romance is anti-stress. My second most-read genre is Fantasy, I have read 13 Fantasy books. And those two genres are ones I have read the most from in recent years, so I expected that those two would be my most-read genres. I also read a fair amount of contemporaries and graphic novels, as you can see. Finally, my literary fiction number is pretty low, and I hope that will grow by the end of the year.

Ratings (Without Comics and Re-reads)

So the most common rating for me this year so far is 4.0 stars, and I have given 9 books four stars. After that, I have given the same amount of books 3.5 and 4.5 stars (I guess books always come close for me, but not enough) and I have given 7 books 4.5 stars and 7 books 3.5 stars. I have given 5 books 3.0 stars, and only 4 books 5.0 stars, which is a number I would love to bring up by the end of the year. Finally, I have given 2 books 2.5 stars and 2 books 2.0 stars, and that’s it. I haven’t given 1.0 star ratings this year, which is great, because I save those for completely atrocious books.

I tend to give books pretty high ratings, so my average rating for this year is 3.78 stars and that is without graphic novels (which I always rate really high) and without rereads (so with those it’s even a bit higher).

Type of Books I Read So Far

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So this is the breakdown of the types of book I read – my Kindle library makes up most of my reading, because I have a large library of them because I buy them when they are discounted. And then ARCs make up 28 percent of my reading which is actually great, because I wanted to bring that down a bit and I did.

Age Group

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So right now most of my reading is Adult, which I did not expect, but that’s because I read a lot of Romance, which is Adult. I would love to have these evenly matched by the end of the year.

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And that’s a little breakdown of my basic reading stats for the year. Hopefully I can contrast and compare at the end of the year to see where I was and where I ended up. So tell me a bit about your stats – how many books have you read, what are your most read genres, do you read more YA or Adult? I’d love to know!

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17 thoughts on “My Reading Stats For the Year So Far

  1. I love seeing reading breakdowns! I did one in June for half way statistics and found it really fun. At that time about half of my reading has been ARCS because I read a ton of backlist books in the beginning of the year, but for months now I have only had one backlist title a month. I went a little crazy with the fall ARCs. I am trying to stop requesting ARCs because I have a lot of backlist I want to get to. My problem is I have a major FOMO for ARCs. I have to resist requesting.

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      1. I have such a hard time resisting. When I first started my blog I made a point to help indies that I really loved and try new authors who aren’t popular. But now that I’ve gotten more followers and I am granted better ARCs I’ve really just gotten into ARC mode. I need to have room for backlist titles on my TBR and get back to helping indies out!

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  2. These are always so fun to read—I think I’ll save mine for the end of the year though 😁! Romance is definitely a fantastic anti-stress genre. I know I read a lot of it last year because of school stress 😅. Also, you’re doing awesome on your Goodreads challenge! I set mine to fifty too, but that’s already a lot for me haha 🙂.

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  3. It’s really cool to see your stats closer to half through the heat other than completely. I’ve lowered my Goodreads challenge once already but I might have to do it again since I got a new job. I’m not sure.

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    1. Also, Congratulations on completing the GoodReads challenge!!! 🎉🎊
      I’ve also set it up to 50 books (as I do every year), but this year is particularly busy, so I’m very happy that I also got my 50 books read in the end of July 🙂

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      1. YES, it’s so pleasing and motivating for me to see how other people are doing with their reading! Thank you! Yeah it was the same for me, I would have been happy with 50 by the end of year, so the fact I got to it early is even more so!

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  4. Ooh wow, 50 books is so good! I always love reading these stat posts – so interesting to read about everyone’s preferences!
    Personally this year I’ve read mostly YA contemporaries I believe, and also have a high average rating which is good! 🙂

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