Happy New Year fellow booklovers!! In 2015 I read a total of 66 books and thought it'd be interesting to compile some reading stats, so here goes.
Male vs Female Authors
Until I crunched the numbers, I had no idea whether or not I'd read more male or female authors.
Turns out that 56% of the books I read this year were by female authors and 44% by male authors.
Given that I choose to read a book based on whether I think I'll like it or not, (not the author's name or sex), I'm happy with this split.
The longest book I read in 2015 was The Lake House by Kate Morton, at 592 pages long. I enjoyed it and gave it 4 stars in my review. I'm looking forward to reading more chunksters in 2016.
Print vs e-book
I'm reading increasingly more e-books these days - particularly when reviewing books from NetGalley - however it was pleasing to see that print books still dominate my reading choices.
My Friday Freebie series was very successful in 2015, but you might be surprised to hear I gave away 23 books valued at over $420 throughout the year. Phew!
(If you were one of the lucky winners, let me know if you enjoyed your prize in the comments below).
Sometimes it feels like I'm always reading review books, so I thought I'd see just how many I buy myself and borrow from the library etc.
It turns out that 41% of what I read was specifically for review (e.g. provided by publishers or authors in exchange for a review) and a respectable 32% were purchased myself or bought for me as a gift.
Furthermore, I borrowed 22% of the books I read this year from the library; not bad either.
I've decided to decrease the number of reading challenges this year (down to a manageable 3 instead of 5) and will crunch these stats again at the end of another reading year to see what's changed.
Until then, stay tuned for some great giveaways in 2016 and interesting reviews. I'm also hoping to break through the 1 million hits milestone, so cross your fingers for me.