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.
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?