RELEASE THE KRA- um, Piecharts? (2016 Reading Stats and Habits)

So if you’re like me and feel like time moved unusual fast last year (you mean it’s not August 2014??!), you might be struggling to grasp the fact that it is in all seriousness 2017. Sorcery I tell you! Apparently I turn 20 this year and am not sure what to do with that information.

But since 2016 is behind us, it’s time tk get retrospective, and look back on my reading year. I’m also planning on doing the Reading Survey that I did last year, so I’ll post that here if/when it exists. 

At the beginning if last year, I  made the decision to track my reading in a spreadsheet after I’d seen a couple of posts by bloggers who’d done just that. So after a year of checking publication dates and agonising iver what genre a book falls into, I can CRUNCH SOME NUMBERS. Or, y’know, just get Google Sheets to do it for me.

I used this site to create all my pie charts for this post.


Apparently, my average rating for books I read/reread this year was 4.1 stars. I think I’m a fairly content reader, so that number isn’t entirely surprising. All my ratings were between 3 and 5 stars, which basically means they varied from meh to excellent. Managed to avoid reading any truly shocking books this year, which is always nice.

You may notice something of a trend here. Nearly half (!!) of the books I read this year were contemporary YA. I’m quite proud of the healthy little non-fiction slice of pie, which was my second misread genre (kind of misleading, since I read various sub genres of non-fiction, I’ll admit). Prior to this year, I scarcely ever picked up non-fiction if it wasn’t for school, but I’m definitely going to keep on reading more of it this year.

Ended up with some sexy numbers for this one. Exactly a quarter of the books I read this year were part of a series (two or more books), the other three quarters were standalones. Do I have commitment issues? Undoubtedly. 

‘Multi’ refers to books with multiple authors of different genders. I don’t find the numbers here particularly surprising.


Or basically, #loveozya for the win! I’m quite proud of the number of Aussie books I’ve read this year. I think this is the most Australian books I’ve read in one year. It’s also a record year for me for books out of Iceland.


I am something of a rereader. So the fact that roughly a quarter of the books I read this year were rereads comes as no surprise to me.

I’m one of those people who gets a real kick out of looking for patterns and comparing things, so I found keeping track of my reading habits was super worthwhile. I’m going to keep up the spreadsheet this year, with a couple of new catagories. I’m looking forward to seeing how the numbers compared.

Feel free to drop your thoughts in the comments, and if you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading!


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