I am one of those wonderful book nerds that creates a book spreadsheet to track her reading. I do all of this work for this moment, right here, when I get to make bookish pie graphs.
And share them with my fellow book nerds, of course.
Total Books Read: 265 (that amounts to almost 5 books a week!)
I really doubled down on audiobooks this year and that is the reason why my total books read count is so high.
Approx Genre Breakdown:
- Comics/Graphic Novels: 37
- Biography: 5
- Memoir: 29
- Horror: 18
- Fantasy: 65
- Dystopian: 16
- Young Adult: 46
- Mystery/Thrillers: 44
- Romance: 13
- Historical Fiction: 22
- Classics: 9
- Family Drama: 17
I have a hard time picking genre for books. So many books are more than one thing and some books define characterization. These numbers are not perfect since some of the genres overlap but they give a good indication of what my reading tastes are.
Number of Pages Read: 32,912 pages
Number of Minutes Listened: 88,799 minutes (that adds up to a little more than 61 days!)
Reading Format: Audio 54% // Ebook 3% // Hardcover 31% // Paperback 12%
I have been talking about my love for audiobooks for ages now, so this is not much of a surprise. As I moved towards using my library more and buying books less my hardcover numbers rose while the ebooks fell, which isn’t really great since I have a lot of unread books on my e-reader. That is one of the reason I am reading my own damn books in 2016.
Source: Library 35% // Overdrive 24% // Scribd 17% // Own 24%
This shows, again that my library is a large chunk of my reading, and concentrating on the library has really saved me money. I was a Scribd addict while the audiobooks were binge-able (which is why they ultimately had to do away that feature) but I have since then given up on the service.
One last note:
I do track more information on my book spreadsheet in an attempt to diversify my reading and to hold my self accountable. I have decided not to share it here because as OneSmallPaw tells us:
And reducing someone’s identity to the label that you find most important is harmful and often triggering.