With the end of the year comes many posts about what bloggers have read this year. I’m always interested in these because not only do they highlight the best and worst, but I find the break down of genres, pages, authors, etc incredibly interesting.
Since I actually used Excel to track my reading this year, I’m actually going to attempt to do my own reading stats post! Let’s see if I remember how to make decent looking Excel graphs…
I made this post on Christmas day, but only included books from mid December (for the past week I’ve been rereading all of Kate Forsyth’s Eileanan books so they don’t influence the results too much)
Books Read in 2017
Right now, I’m in the middle of my 60th read! Not bad considering how busy I’ve been. My reading has fluctuated a lot this past year:
Guess when I was on holidays haha
Genres Read in 2017
The results of these really should not be a surprise to anyone who knows me.
First off, which age range/ audience did I read most of:
I’m actually surprised I haven’t read any middle grade books this year. Normally I read at least one or two.
As for the breakdown of actual genres I’ve read this year:
Fantasy is the most read genre, surprise surprise, but I expected it to fill at least 50% of what I read.
Series vs Standalones
I looovveee my series, especially series when I get to binge read them, which is mot often enough. Still I read a decent amount of standalone novels.
As for the series I did read, a lot of them were sequels. I did finish a good number of series for once!! Though still managed to start more than I finished oops.
Fresh books or mature?
I’ve never been good at keeping up with the newest releases. They like to gather dust on my TBR for a few years before I get to them. Since I tracked release date for book review purposes, it’s pretty easy to have a look at when the books I read were released:
It may not seem so from this chart, but I actually reread a lot of books this year, thanks to so many series catch ups/ finales. Plus me being in a slump and just wanting to revisit old worlds. I was saving a lot of the planned rereads until uni finished though, so there are still more books I need to refresh my memory on before next year.
Books I reread this year:
- LADY HELEN AND THE DARK DAYS CLUB by Alison Goodman
- THIEF’S COVENANT by Ari Marmell
- VENGEANCE ROAD by Erin Bowman
- SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo
- EMPIRE OF STORMS by Sarah J Maas
- A COURT OF MIST AND FURY by Sarah J Maas
The Best and the Worst
I never realised how generous I am with my ratings until I made this pie chart
4 stars is my standard rating! I’m kind of sad there weren’t more 5 star reads on this list though, and that I DNFed twice (both review books interestingly enough)
5 star reads of 2017:
- THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER by Renee Ahdieh
- GEMINA by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
DNFs of 2017:
- ROSEBLOOD by A.G. Howard
- THE DISGRACE OF KITTTY GREY by Mary Hooper
- SIX OF CROWS (reread) and THE CROOKED KINGDOM by Leigh Bardugo
- A COURT OF MIST AND FURY (reread) and A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN by Sarah J Maas
- EMPIRE OF STORMS (reread) and TOWER OF DAWN by Sarah J Maas
How does one read?
It’s been two years now since I figured out how to get audiobooks to work for me, and it’s interesting how it’s changed my reading habits.
Physical books are definitely how I prefer to read my books. Audio books are a great addition to my reading life though. I’m getting through so many more books now.
Where did they come from?
And the final category which shows how terrible I am at getting to my review books. I have over 200 books on my TBR, a quarter of them I received for review, and what did I read this year?
Not the books I was supposed to!
I thought about doing a “size matters” category but I didn’t track the page numbers. Maybe next year