Monday, January 2, 2017

2016 Reading Statistics

Borrowed from Boston Bibliophile.

How many books read in 2016?
65 (not including rereads or work reads)
How many fiction and non fiction? 42 fiction and 19 nonfiction (2 short story collections, 1 book of poetry)
Male/Female author ratio? 48 written by women to 15 written by men. I didnt  read intentionally in this regard this year, but I did notice I was tending more towards books by women. 

Favorite book of 2016?  Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster. Also, The Yiddish Policemens Union by Michael Chabon, Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld, The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson, Better Than Before and Happiness Project books by Gretchen Rubin, and Mans Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.
Least favorite? Paper Towns by John Green or A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
Any that you simply couldn’t finish and why? I DNFd Empress of the Night by Eva Stachniak. I disliked all of the switching back and forth in time.
Oldest book read? I think The Haunted Bookshop, published in 1919.
Newest? The Circuit: Earthfall, published in Dec. 2016
Longest and shortest book titles? 
Shortest title: Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire
Longest title: The History of an Obsession: German Judeophobia and the Holocaust, by Klaus P. Fischer
Longest and shortest books?
Longest:  The History of an Obsession, at 544 pages.
Shortest: An Abundance of Katherines, at 272 pages.
How many books from the library?
32. I did very well on getting library books this year. It helped that I got all my audiobooks  (12) from the library. I also read 8 books found at my local Little Free Library.
Any translated books?
I read 3 translated books this year, 2 from Italian and 1 from German.
Which countries did you go to through the page in your year of reading?
I travelled to Tudor England, 19th century England, 20th century England, throughout the United States in the past few decades, and to a few different dystopias, futures, and fantasy lands, including twice to Oz.
Most read author of the year, and how many books by that author? 
Jen Lancaster, Gretchen Rubin, J.K. Rowling, and Rae Carson are tied at three books each.
Any re-reads?
I read Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster and Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin twice each.  
Favorite character of the year? 
Jen Lancaster!
Which book wouldn’t you have read without someone’s specific recommendation?
I didnt read a lot of recommendations this year, it was mostly finds from the library and Little Free Library.
Which author was new to you in 2016 that you now want to read the entire works of?
Jen Lancaster
Which books are you annoyed you didn't read? Im not really annoyed about anything I didnt get to this year. Either I got to what I wanted, or I realized it wasnt that important.
Did you read any books you have always been meaning to read?
I mostly read in the moment this year, so although I read some books that happened to be on my TBR, I didn’t intentionally do so. 

How many books did you read on your ereader?: 7, and honestly, I thought it was going to be fewer than that. I’ll see how I do with that going forward.
How many SFF books did you read? 12, including the entire Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy and the last two books of the Circuit trilogy. 

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