Summing up 2016

Happy new year!

I’ve done these year-end summaries for a few years now, you can check out what I was up to in 2015, 2014, and 2013

Total books read: 234

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

gender

That looks about right. It tends to be somewhat evenly split between men and women writers. I want to work on reading more books by women this year.

 

genre

About half of my reads are graphic novels and comics, which is how I manage to read more than 200 books every year.

This year I want to work on more classics, more short stories.

 

source

I’m a big fan of the library but I really ought to read more books from my own library!!

types

This was the first year that audiobooks made some inroads in my reading life. Not very much but I hope to steadily grow that number as the years go by, as for me audiobooks means going on regular walks.

 

diverse

I hope to read more consciously and get the percentage of diverse reads up to 50!

translation

I didn’t do so well with translated books this year, a slight drop from last year which was 14%.

year

Specifically, I read 46 books published in 2016. The oldest book I read was published in 1901.

Page length

The longest book I read was City on Fire at 944 pages (luckily it was an e-book). The shortest was Faith #0 at 32 pages.

Here’s to a wonderful reading year ahead! Despite everything else that happens, we will always have books.