December 28, 2018 by Zoë
I found it really interesting to pull together some of my reading stats from last year, so here I am back again with some stats from this year.
To start out with, as of today I’ve read 112 (though I may have missed one in there–I got a little carried away during my library’s summer reading program). That’s up from last year’s count of 98 when I did my statistics post.
Like last year, I read mostly young adult books, though not by quite as much.
It looks like I read even more books by female authors this year than I did last year. Some people struggle with this, but I guess I’m more drawn to themes that female authors tend to write about. I especially tend to read books featuring female main characters, to that accounts for some of it for sure.
I felt like it was easier to find books by POC authors this year, and if you compare my stats to least year’s, I did read more! I’m sitting solidly at a third of the books I read being written by authors of color, which isn’t too shabby.
And finally, genres. I always say that I like science fiction and fantasy and then I find that science fiction accounts for less of my reading than I thought and that I actually read more contemporary. I will say, though, that I think the slant to contemporary is partially because I like to pick up thrillers to see what they’re like, and I generally count those as contemporary, especially if they’re your standard high school drama thriller. I don’t know what to say about the science fiction thing though.
What about you? What sort of stats to you like to keep track of? I want to track more things this year, but I’m not sure what else to add to my spreadsheet.
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