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Happy New Year, Wormies!
It’s another new year and I’m bringing you another end of the year bookish stats! As I have done in the last 3 years, I will be sharing line graphs and pie charts (because, PIE!) and compare them from last year!
I find that I learn something new about myself bookish and reading-wise and I can’t wait to discover how I have changed!
This year is probably the year I read the most books ever! I mean, I have only been tracking my reads since 2012 so, I can’t really say anything about the years before that so…
Last year, I read a total of 143 books, this year though, I read 185 books! Granted, I did slow down in the last few months, but I can’t believe I read this many books!
Let’s take a look at the genres that I read! This year has been the year of reading contemporary romance! I discovered a lot of new authors this way, too!
This year was not the year of YA, actually. I guess I need to read more YA then! But seriously, New Adult has me hooked for now!
To be honest, my detailed genre has not been as diverse as I want it to be. In 2019, I hope to read more books in even more sub-genres!
Audiobooks still rule my reading format. While I collect a lot of hardcovers and paperbacks, my primary mode of reading is still listening to audiobooks! While many people think that listening to audiobooks don’t count as reading, I beg to differ! It’s an awesome way to multi-task and it also helped me read books I normally wouldn’t if I read the traditional way!
Okay, so I still did an awesome thing and mostly borrowed a lot of the books that I read. I also categorized Kindle Unlimited books and Audible Romance Package audiobooks as borrowed, since it’s technically borrowing. Also, I didn’t include the other books that I purchased but did not read this year. I love going to library sales and I went to a bunch this year but I didn’t include those under purchased.
I liked the balance of books read this year. While I still read previously pubbed books, 46% are 2018 releases which is a marked increase from last years 35%! I also didn’t request a lot of books in the last 2 months so that explains why I don’t have a lot of 2019 releases read.
This year was a year of trying something new! I read more new books this year (72%) compared to last year (68%)! This is really good for me because I am striving to read outside my normal reading genres and also try out new authors.
I also want to point out that even though I had multiple book slumps this year, I have only reread 23%! Obviously, it is more in number than last year since I read more books in total this year.
This year, most of my reads have been 4 stars! Of course, some have been rounded up to 4 since I have included half star ratings. I also want to say that I rate DNFs 1-star reads, which is actually only 10 books!
These books are all my top reads for each month! There are some months that have two since I couldn’t pick one! If you read my Monthly Wrap-ups, all of these books have been mentioned. I also included this on my Top 10 of 2018 post!
I also wanted to share the books that I had high hopes on but ultimately disappointed me in the end.
I am ultimately glad that there are only 10 books that ended up as DNF’s for me! This means that I really enjoyed most of the books I read this year!
The shortest audiobook I listed to was Don’t Go by Alexa Riley at 111 minutes, and the shortest book I read was A Little Big Rock by Lauren Blakely at 32 pages. To be fair, A Little Big Rock is a really short novella in the heroine’s POV from Big Rock.
I think I did well on most of my challenges! I was sure that I would do horribly, so this is a pleasant surprise!
Let’s take a look at all the deets! I am super excited to find out what the specific bookish details are! I started tracking all of this in earnest last year, so this is the second time I’m sharing it!
MOST READ AUTHOR
NUMBER OF AUTHORS READ
NUMBER OF PAGES READ
NUMBER OF MINUTES SPENT LISTENING TO AUDIOBOOKS
68,314 minutes (about 1,139 hours / 47 days)
NUMBER OF SERIES READ
FAVORITE HISTORICAL ROMANCE REVIEW
Hello, Stranger by Lisa Kleypas
FAVORITE CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE REVIEW
Wanderlust by Lauren Blakely
FAVORITE SPORTS ROMANCE REVIEW
It Had to Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
FAVORITE ROMANTIC SUSPENSE REVIEW
True to You by Jennifer Ryan
FAVORITE PARANORMAL ROMANCE REVIEW
Shades of Wicked by Jeaniene Frost
FAVORITE NA REVIEW
Recovered by Jay Crownover
FAVORITE YA REVIEW
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
FAVORITE DNF REVIEW
The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata
I also outdid myself this year with bookish posts! I love joining the Discussion Challenge and I’m still doing that this year! Also, Top Ten Tuesday is my favorite meme and I have been participating since 2012, so I won’t stop now!
FAVORITE BOOKISH DISCUSSIONS
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FAVORITE TOP TEN TUESDAY POSTS
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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!