#AMonthOfFaves – This is How I Read

 

 

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FRI. | Dec. 28 – #AMonthofFaves This Is How We Read and Blogged This Year 

Ah the end of the year post. Always fun to look back and see what I’ve read. The prompt today asks for blogging stuff as well, but this is already a long enough post (and with pie charts!) so it’s just all about the books. 

I’ve done these year-end summaries for a few years now, you can check out what I was up to in 201720162015, 2014, and 2013.

2018 total: 226

2017’s total: 216

2016’s total: 234
2015’s total: 286
2014’s total: 217
2013’s total: 223
2012’s total: 227
2011’s total: 171 

The shortest book I read was just 35 pages long (Bourbon, Sugar,Grace), the longest book I read was 928 pages (Drums of Autumn).

My reading has taken me around the world: Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Morocco, Myanmar, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Switzerland, UK, US, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, and to many imaginaries spaces and places. 

 

Ugh! This statistic became even more skewed towards books I borrowed. I mean I love my library but I really ought to start reading more of the books I own!!

I tend to read more books by women writers and that continues to be the case. 

 

These figures for diversity are about similar to last year’s. So not much improvement there! I’m hoping for at least an even spread next year!


Surprisingly, I read more new-to-me authors. Last year the numbers were more even. 

Genre is a tough one. I mean, comics isn’t exactly a genre, nor is short stories. But well, that’s what I’ve decided works for me! This year, I’ve tried to be a bit more specific when it comes to genres. One change for me is I’ve been reading more romance!

I definitely am doing a lot more e-reading nowadays. It is just so much more convenient! I do visit the library every week but my tote bags are filled to the brim with children’s books and so I am often reluctant to add more weight to it. Sometimes I consider bringing a suitcase instead…

Not surprising at all. More specifically, I read 40 books published in 2018.

And that was how my reading year went. How was your reading year?

6 Comments

  1. I always think it’s neat to see people’s reading and how it changes over the years. I’ve been reading more books each year kind of steadily and now I’m like OH NO WHAT IS THE PEAK OF THIS? I want to like, read fewer books this year on purpose to take the pressure off myself.

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  2. I am always fascinated by these types of post because I always want to track with this level of detail and then just…don’t.

    I rarely buy books anymore, so pretty much all of my books are from the library. How many unread books do you think you have on your shelves?

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