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):
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
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
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.
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.
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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