End of Year Wrap-Up

2013 Wrap Up: By the Numbers

Well here it is another year gone by! Where are they going anyway? It’s like I blink and New Year’s is upon me again. And it’s gotten a million times worse ever since having Garrett. Very sad indeed.

Anyways, this year I’m going to break things down in regards to my yearly statistics into multiple posts to keep things easier.

In this first installment I’m going to be breaking down some of the statistics. (I’m a geek and love stats!)

So … in total I read 51 books this year. Of those books 48 were fiction and 2 were non-fiction. Every year I’m so disappointed in myself for not reading more non-fiction. But then I never seem to make more of an effort to read more non-fiction either.

Those books were:

From my shelves: 19
From the Library: 2
Review Copies: 30

E-Book: 12
Print: 39

I read a total of 18,442 pages.

Ratings ratings ratings. I was quite stingy with 5 star ratings this year. Not entirely surprising, but I was a little pickier this year.

  • DNF: 5
  • 1: 0
  • 2: 0
  • 3: 4
  • 3.5: 16
  • 4: 22
  • 4.5: 6
  • 5: 3

Page breakdowns. I always enjoy seeing the breakdown of the pages. Not surprising, I only read very few books that were over 500 pages (I don’t have time for that anymore … short and sweet is what I need! Ha!)

  • 0-200: 1
  • 201-300: 11
  • 301-400: 25
  • 401-500: 10
  • 500+: 4

So the longest book I read this year was: Hawke by Ted Bell (596p)
And the shortest book I read this year was: We Were There by Allen Childs, MD (192p)

Publication years. I am amazed at just how many books I read that were published in 2013! Usually the number of new releases I read is relatively low for me. I didn’t realize just how many new releases I did read. This excites me in one way and yet it also saddens me. I will never get through all the backlists I want to at this rate!

  • 2013: 26
  • 2000-2012: 17
  • 1990s: 7
  • 1970s: 1

Authors are important too! I always like to see how the author breakdown shakes out. And you know what surprised me this year? The amount of new-to-me authors I read this year. It wasn’t something I was necessarily aiming for, but I am quite pleased because I found a few new favorites!

  • Male Authors: 23
  • Female Authors: 23
  • New to Me Authors: 33 <– I’m still in shock by that number!
  • Authors Read Multiple Times:
    • Michael Connelly
    • J.T. Ellison
    • Vince Flynn
    • Charlaine Harris