2017 End of the Year Stats

Posted December 31, 2017 by Zeee in Reading Stats11 Comments

Stats and Graphs and even more Stats!

Happy New Year, Wormies! I can’t believe the year is already over! Before I welcome the new year, I want to share my 2017 Bookish Stats! Last year’s stats post was full of graphs and that is NOT going to change! I may have gone a little overboard this year because I actually started tracking everything in January of 2017.

If you want to take at last years’ bookish stats, do so with caution. ?

Yes, I went crazy with the stats. Most especially this year.

You have been warned!

I outdid myself this year and I didn’t even notice it! Sure, I knew that I was reading more, but I didn’t know that I would read 143 books? I mean, compared to 109 books that I read last year?! And I am a slow reader!

I also read out of my comfort zone a lot this year, and discovered new to me authors! I honestly LOVE that!

For the main genre, I read 78% more adult romances which is an increase from 2016’s 57%! Amazing, isn’t it? It does seem like YA was a phase. Maybe?

I also read 11% new adult romances this year compared to last year’s 7%, but I also saw a marked decrease in YA at 10% compared to last year’s 32% and MG at 1% to last year’s 5%.

Now if you take a look at the detailed data, it still shows that I read a lot of historical romance books at 42%, which is another marked increase from last year’s 27%.

I grouped Sci-Fi & Fantasy because, at 4%, it is a marked decrease from last year’s 12% and 18% respectively.

It is quite obvious that I have transitioned to digital reading and listening. I still collect physical books, preferably hardbacks, but I have only read a collective 8% physical copies. I find that ebooks are easier to read since I read at night and listen to audiobooks during my commute to work and back home 5 days a week.

I am also happy to report that I didn’t purchase a LOT of books this year. At 29%, it is about the same as last years’. I was also lucky enough to get books as gifts! Thankyousomuch my friends! And of course, thank you to the Los Angeles Public Library and the Audible Romance Plan. Although the Audible Romance Plan isn’t free, it still gave me a lot of audiobooks to read for free!

This year, I also read A LOT of previously pubbed books! It is really interesting to note that I only read 35% of current releases and also tickled that I managed to read 2% of books that will be published this year (2018). That is only 3 books, by the way. LOL

Out of the total number of books I read this year, I read 68% first reads, which is lower than last year’s 80%. I also reread a lot of books this year during one of my epic book slumps! 24% reread books this year is higher than last year’s 15%.

I also DNF’d a few more books this year at 8% compared to last year’s 5%.

If you look at my ratings, I have been pretty lucky since a majority of the books I read were rated 4 stars! Followed by 5 stars, which is again an awesome thing because that means the books that I have been reading were very good!

Although, I have to admit that I DNF books pretty quickly when something doesn’t interest me OR I put them on hold if I still want to revisit the book.

images link to book reviews (if available)

images link to book reviews (if available)

The longest books I read is Midnight Target by Elle Kennedy at 460 pages and the longest book I listened to is Winter by Marissa Meyer at 1410 minutes (23 hours 30 minutes).

The shortest book I read is The Proposal by Jennifer L. Armentrout with about 9 pages, but really it was just a scene! And the shortest book I listened to was Sweet Filthy Morning After by Christina Lauren at only 30 minutes.

Let’s take a look at my challenges! I obviously did not meet all of my challenges but I met 3 out of 4 of them! So, I’m still quite happy about that. I guess Fantasy wasn’t the genre that I was into this year.

Now on to specific details. I did a lot of rereading this year and I reread a bunch of historicals written by one of my favorite authors, Lorraine Heath!

Most Read Author

Lorraine Heath

Number of Authors Read


Number of Pages Read


Number of Minutes Listened to

41336 (about 689 hours)

Series Read


Standalones Read


Favorite Historical Romance Review


An Offer from a Gentleman by Julia Quinn

Favorite Contemporary Romance Review


Beautiful Lawman by Sophie Jordan

Favorite NA Review

Wait for You & Trust in Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J. Lynn

Favorite YA Review


Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray


I wrote a bit more discussion posts this year and I am happy to share my favorite ones below.

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I also had fun with Top Ten Tuesday meme! Even if I didn’t participate every week, I still created posts for a few topics that I liked! Below are my favorite lists!

images link to top ten tuesday posts

How did your year go?

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

Share your link so I can stop by and check it out!

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11 responses to “2017 End of the Year Stats

  1. Lorelei

    Wow! This is awesome! Congrats on everything you achieved and I’m happy you did get to read lots of 4-5 Stars. Love your site! ❤️?☺️

  2. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    You have definitely transitioned to the digital! I completely agree though, ebooks are so much easier to read, especially if you read at night in bed a lot like I do. I love how your sources are so balanced! And you’re like me in that we both read more backlisted books 😀
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    • Zeee

      Yes! I have this thing about reading overly hyped books in that I usually wait when all talk about the book dies down… And I also have discovered new authors so looking through their backlist is AMAZING! ?

  3. Samantha

    I am in love with all your graphics!!! Gah! I am a data junkie and love looking at stats and such. But, I haven’t made pretty graphics. I am so glad to see you weren’t a fan of Its Hard Out Here for a Duke….I just thought that book was blah.
    I hope your 2018 is just as awesome as your 2017 was!
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  4. Lover Of Romance

    I really do love that you share Stats of the books that you read here. I really like that you love Lorraine Heath as well. She is such an underrated author right? Its so sad that her books aren’t read more. I never got into the YA hype, but I have noticed that it has been a phase for many.
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    • Zeee

      I know! Lorraine Heath is really an underrated author. I wish she got some love. I like YA, but not YA romance. I still read YA but it’s actually better if I listen to them on audio.

  5. Megan @reading away the days

    I love your yearly wrap up. Your graphs are awesome. My post goes up tomorrow however I know I read way more adult than YA which is new for me and I also read mostly ebooks than paperbacks. Heres to a great 2018!
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