MY YEAR IN READING, THE STATS VERSION
finished between March and December: 102 books (i had a spreadsheet on my phone for January - March, and when i lost my phone i lost the sheet even though theoretically it was backed up in the cloud, blurgh)
genre distribution*, 2011 v 2012: pretty much the same except i read less romance and nonfiction, and more sff and ya in 2012 (this is the influence of molly, without a doubt)
gender distribution, 2011 v 2012: still fairly even!
gender w/in genres, 2011 v 2012: everything is basically same with the notable exception of ya. in 2011, i didn’t finish a single novel in the genre by a dude. in 2012, split right down the middle. it wasn’t on purpose, but i’m glad to see it. there are some good dude-written ya books out there!
goals for 2013: i don’t usually make these but i REALLY want to add a “country of origin” column that is not just split between the US and the UK, so i hereby announce i am going to attempt to read “abroad” for next year.
addendum: this doesn’t count picture books, because i tend to read those on my lunch break and then forget to note them in my spreadsheet, but i did read some picture books this year. see my Bookrageous Top Ten for proof. last year i counted graphic novels/comics/manga as their own category, but i didn’t this year, they just ended up in their larger genre. no, i don’t have a good reason for this. yes, i know it’s not 2013 yet, but i am only going to have time to finish the two books i’m reading right now before New Year’s (SECRET HISTORY and MOBY-DICK, in case you’re wondering) so i figured it was good to go. here is 2011, in case you want to compare.
- fic = fiction
- nonfic = nonfiction
- sff = science fiction/fantasy
- ya = young adult
- if you don’t know middle-reader, it’s books for ages 8 - 12 (ish)