If you use Goodreads, you’ve surely seen the snazzy little personalized year in books feature. While it’s great to know that the longest book I read was Infinite Jest at 1,088 pages and that I read 21,697 pages this year, this obsessive book nerd is gonna need some more statistics before we call it a day on 2016.
Books read: 54 (2 more than my goal of 52)
Books by format: 24 audiobooks (44.4%); 16 print books (29.6%); 14 e-books (25.9%)
Authors read: 37 (I read a lot of series this year. Obviously)
Books by Women: 37 or 68.5%; by Men: 17 or 41.5%
Books by people of color: 1 or 1.2 % (Dear Self: This is shameful and entirely unacceptable. Step it up in 2016!)
Average Rating: 3.33 out of 5
5 Star Books: 6 (11.1%)
4 Star Books: 17 (31.5%)
3 Star Books: 20 (37.0%)
2 Star Books: 11 (20.4%)
Average book length: 400
Oldest Book: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Newest Book: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
By Century: 19th: 4 (7%); 20th: 6 (11%); 21st: 44 (80%)
Genre: So, confession time–I don’t actually tag my books by genre. Not every book falls into one genre! And do I consider young adult a genre or an audience? And how should I handle graphic novels and comics? And I went to library school and still find this whole thing super complicated. So I did some really quick and dirty tagging and created a word cloud!
Happy New Year!