Last year, I did a post on my reading stats somewhere around the mid-point of the year and since I love going through my stats, and I love reading people’s posts about them, I thought I’d do this post this year as well. If you want to know what books I’ve have loved so far this year, you can find my Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag HERE. This post is going to focus mostly on numbers and stats, but if you want some actual recommendations, find them in the tag above!
So, this year I set my Goodreads reading goal at 60 – I find that I have less and less time to read, so this number seems the most realistic for me. I have done really well so far, and we have not even reached my prime reading time during July, so I am really satisfied with that. Also, let’s be friends on Goodreads!
DNF count: 2
As per usual, I don’t DNF books because I like suffering.
This is interesting and somewhat different than my breakdown last year. My two most read-genres this year are Fantasy and Literary Fiction, which is something I really hoped for for this reading year. In the last couple of years, I have not been reading as much Literary Fiction as I hoped for, and I am so glad I was able to change that around this year. As per usual, Romance is still the third most-read genre for me, even though I haven’t read as much Romance as I did in previous years. Another notable difference is that I haven’t read as many graphic novels this year, which is something that will probably change by the end of the year. So basically, so far so good!
As last year, my most common rating is 4 stars, and I rated a total of 9 books that. After that, my most common rating is 4.5 – these are books that are great and I loved them, but they lack that extra bit to go to full 5 stars. I have 6 books that I rated 4.5 stars. Sadly, my next most common rating is 2.5 stars, with 5 books in total, followed by 4 stars with 4 books. Interestingly enough, I rated 2 books 5 stars, and 2 books 1 star. Those two ratings are quite rare for me (I almost never give 1-star ratings but I had some real duds this year). I really hope I can bring my 5-star rating number up by the end of the year. Finally, I gave only one 3 and 3.5-star ratings each this year.
Overall, seems to have been a polarized reading year so far. This brings my average rating this year to a 3.29 this year, which is quite low for me, as I tend to go over 3.5 every year. We’ll see how the rest of the year pans out though.
As always, most of my reading is from my Kindle library – I have a huge unread Kindle library, and most of my reading is done on my KIndle, so that’s why this is the biggest category. I have not read many physical books this year, hence the shelf category has a low percentage. The one annoying thing for me is this disparity between ARCs and the rest of my reading – almost 40 percent of my reading is ARCs which I always try to lower and fail because I get so excited about new releases. Hopefully, July will balance out these numbers more, because I am hoping to focus on my backlist during July and part of August.
As was the case last year, I am now mostly reading Adult books. I am not sure that will change for the year, my reading is mostly balanced out, but most of the books I want to read by the end of the year are Adult, so I think this will stay the same. I still love YA as a genre, but I find that nowadays, I mostly end up enjoying but never really loving YA books, so I think that’s why my reading has mostly shifted to mainly Adult.
This sort of ties into the type of reads for the year so far, but as you can see, most of the books I have read this year have been books that I added to my TBR this year. Previous year is sort of my backlist category, these are the books that have been on my TBR longer and then finally, I have the re-read category. I have re-read a total of 7 books this year, it has been wonderful to revisit them and I see that number going up by the end of the year as well.
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!
In the meantime, happy reading
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