2019 End of the Year Stats

Posted January 1, 2020 by Zeee in Reading Stats4 Comments


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Happy New Year, Wormies!

 

It’s finally day one of the new year and I am excited for the new year. There have been many changes in the last few months – mostly in my life – and I am just glad that 2019 is over. A new decade is starting and I welcome changes in my reading habits, and of course, my life.

Now, I will be sharing my 2019 stats with pie charts! I love pie charts and this is the one time of the year where I can play with it and share it with everyone on my blog!

 

2019 was a year of relaxing and exploring new authors. While I didn’t read as much as I read in 2018 – I read 185 books – I can say that I read more new-to-me-authors. While I only read a total of 116 books, I am very content with what I have read. I do wish I would read more in 2020, but we shall see.

I have set my reading challenge goal for 2020 at 12 books, which is basically 1 book a month, which I KNOW I will meet in a couple of months. Again, this is me not stressing myself out.

2019 is again the year of adult books. Meaning, I read more books filed under adult, as compared to new adult and young adult. Sadly, this was not the year of the YA because I only read 2 books (1.7%).

 

Let’s break it down by specific genre! Again, this was the year of contemporary romance! Sadly, historical romance has not been a genre that I have wanted to read in 2019 and I really don’t know why. As you know, historical romance has always been my favorite genre, and I’m really bummed that I haven’t been reading more HRs.

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

Surprisingly, I read my very first non-fiction book in 2019! That was really surprising to me because I never read non-fiction! Bad Blood by John Carreyrou was really so interesting, though!

In 2018, I also promised to read other genres that I normally don’t read and I have to say that I tried a few other genres outside of my comfort zone!

 

This doesn’t need any additional explanation. In the last few years, I have moved to reading and listening digitally. Audiobooking has helped me so much because I mostly listen to audiobooks now!

For me, hardcovers are only for collecting and I haven’t actually picked up a hardcover and read it because dang, they are heavy!

 

Let’s look at where I got all my books! Mind you, I DID NOT include books that I didn’t read because then, that would be craaaazy. I mean, I just can’t possibly list down all the books I got for free, purchased and won from giveaways, right? That would definitely drive me insane!

There has also been an increase in “borrowed” books because I subscribe to Audible Escape and Kindle Unlimited and because I technically only borrow books from that subscription service, I classified all my AE and KU books under “borrowed”

 

I’ve been reading a lot of backlist books in 2019! And it really shows! I’ve started catching up on all the books released by new-to-me authors this year, which is another crazy thing!

 

This year was not the year of the reread! Despite all the reading slumps that I’ve had in the last year, I have only picked up 5 reread books! I was extremely surprised by this!

 

As always, all the reads that I rated were mostly 4-star. However, 23 books were rated 5-star reads, which is amazing and a huge number!

 

Must Read

 

Meh Reads

These are the reads that I was so hyped about before starting to read or they are books that were highly recommended by Instagram.

 

DNF Reads

I want to add that I will probably reread Pretty Reckless next year. This year, I read Vicious again and I really enjoyed it. So, I will be finishing that series and starting this spin-off series.

 

Shortest Longest Reads

Halfway Girl by Tessa Bailey Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

Shortest Read

73 pages

Longest Read

619 pages

Because I read physical and ebooks, I have divided the shortest-longest books to pages read and minutes listened!

Defy by L.J. Shen The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

Shortest Read

198 minutes

Longest Read

1176 minutes

 

Reading Details

Most Read Author

Kennedy Ryan

Total Books read: 9

NUMBER OF AUTHORS READ

NUMBER OF PAGES READ

NUMBER OF MINUTES SPENT LISTENING TO AUDIOBOOKS

NUMBER OF SERIES READ

STANDALONES READ

 

Book Reviews

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to review as much as I wanted to in 2019. It may be due to multiple slumps but I also am not a prolific reviewer! I will definitely change that this year!

 

Blog Posts

FAVORITE BOOKISH DISCUSSIONS

FAVORITE LISTICLES

 

Let's Discuss

How did your year go?

Did you create a stats post? Did you go crazy with your stats as I did?

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4 responses to “2019 End of the Year Stats

  1. Ah, Obsidian is one of my all time favorites. And I loved Truth or Beard and The Lying Hours. I made it through Lies by Kylie Scott, but I can totally see why it would be a DNF, it wasn’t my favorite of her books at all. I really some time need to figure out how to do all these fun graphs! I used a Google database to keep track of all my books, but have no idea if I can make graphs from that or not. Great year! Here’s to 2020!
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  2. There was a podcast called Dropout about the Theranos debacle that was great. I listened to the Carryrou book after hearing that podcast.

    Hope your 2020 reading is as amazing as you!
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  3. Love seeing your stats and pie charts and pictures of the year!!! Looks like it was a good one despite the challenges. I think reading ebooks has spoiled us hehe in that we think hardcovers are heavy, I never used to have a issue with them until ereaders came out but I am trying to read more hardcovers when I can because I do love the “experience” of it.

    Happy New Year of 2020~~~hope the year brings beautiful things to you and your family.
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