Hello all! I did this last year and I had a lot of fun with it, so I figured, why not make it an annual tradition?
Also since I did it last year I figured I could draw plenty of comparisons!
What I find interesting looking at these stats is how some of my reading has changed in just a year. One of the best things is that while my number of books read has gone down (from 220), my average rating has gone up (from 3.5). I’m really excited to see this and my best guess for this improvement would be the way I choose books- aka I think I know my tastes better and reading so many reviews means I can vet books a lot better nowadays- so I owe the blogging community a vote of thanks for this one!
And cos I’m dorky and like statistics, I had a good time comparing 2018 to 2017 (link). For instance, the amount of YA I read was wayyy up- from 39% to 47%. Makes sense- I needed more time to relax. My reading of classics and literary fiction has remained largely static in terms of statistics- around 13%- although given how many books I read last year, this works out as significantly less. Fantasy reading is down from 43% to 34%, while contemporaries are up from 16% to 23%- not only is it interesting to note that I spent more time in the real world, but I can speculate that this more varied approach stopped some genre fatigue. Interesting stuff!
It’s sad that even though it was super short, it was still a complete waste of time.
It’s taken me years to finally brave this one- I count this as a total victory!
Normally I’m reluctant to use the term… buuut in this case I’ll make an exception.
Well, it is a little slice of genius
Just the one:
Ten! I did *a lot* of rereading this year and it was a great change! I used to reread way more when I was younger and it felt great to reconnect with that habit. I reckon it also had something to do with the fact that I got more enjoyment out of my books this year (just look at those ratings!)
HP x7 and Secret countess, wee free men, shiver (don’t remember reading it the first time)
Well then, this means you guys had better get on and read it 😉
It currently 4.65- possibly cos it’s a new release and only the most enthusiastic readers will have read it at this stage (in fact, when I started making this post it was 4.67, so there you go, it’s already going down).
At 3.26- makes sense- it’s a complete waste of time.
And that’s a wrap! Do you keep track of your stats? How have your ratings been this year? Let me know in the comments!