#AMonthOfFaves: This is How We Read

December 4, 2017 Uncategorized 16

I’m excited to share a little bit of a preview of my reading stats for the year today as part of the #AMonthofFaves event, hosted by AndiTanya and Tamara.  Here’s today’s discussion prompt:

This Is How We Read #AMonthofFaves2016 – eg. Number of books read so far, genre you read the most from, picture of favorite (or most often used) reading location, most read author, % eBooks, hardcovers, paperbacks and/or audiobooks, hint at what your favorite read of the year is (let us guess), types of books you wish you read more of, month you read the most and least)

Number of Books Read: So far this year, I’ve read 112 books and am on track to read 120, which is much better than I originally expected!

Most Read Genre: I’m a little surprised by how close I am to having read 50% nonfiction this year! Even breaking down nonfiction into sub-genres, my most read genre so far is History.

Most read author: I read the Rememberance of Earth’s Past trilogy by Liu Cixin and two romance novels by Monica McCarty. Other than that, I’ve only read one book by any author!

Format Breakdown: I’ve actually not read any audiobooks this year and very few ebooks!

Favorite Book: Hahaha, no way I can answer this question! I’ll probably do a top ten fiction and top ten nonfiction at the end of the year 🙂

Books I Wish I Read More Of: I’m actually really happy with how deliberately I’ve been reading this year and there isn’t a specific type of book I’d like to read more of.

Months I Read the Most and Least: If I just look at date finished, I read a whopping 15 books in October! I think I had both Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon and some flights to read on that month, so perhaps it’s not surprising that’s my best month. I only finished 7 books in June and I don’t have as good of an explanation for that. Just how the month went, I suppose.

What kind of bookish stats do you track or do you wish more bloggers would share? I’m definitely gathering ideas for fun stats to do at the end of the year 🙂






16 Responses to “#AMonthOfFaves: This is How We Read”

  1. Sarah's Book Shelves

    I would love to see more bloggers share their top posts of the year. I love seeing what types of posts do well with other bloggers…and see if that matches up with mine.

    And – I doubt anyone would ever do this, but I’d like to see bloggers 10 least favorite books of the year.

    I’m doing a spin on it with books that didn’t deserve the hype (there were MANY this year for me).

    • DoingDewey

      That’s a good idea! I don’t typically share stats about my posts, just my reading, but maybe should I should.

      I think I would feel too negative writing about my ten least favorite books, especially I can’t think of more than two or three that I really disliked. Even most of my least favorites feel like pretty average books to me, so I wouldn’t want to call them out 🙂

  2. Jenny @ Reading the End

    I love seeing what genres people read each year, and I’m so impressed that you read half nonfiction! I read like twenty percent nonfiction in any given year. I also very much like to know what things people bother tracking, like what percent of books they get from the library vs other places, or like, what format they mostly read in or where they get their recs and such.
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    • DoingDewey

      I think in previous years I’ve read closer to 30% nonfiction, so I’m was excited to see it was closer to 50% this year 🙂 I’ll definitely be sharing some other stats I track closer to the end of the year.

  3. Anna @ The Bibliotaph

    112 BOOKS IS A LOT. I am so impressed with your reading dedication!
    Also, heard great things about Liu Cixin. Maybe it’s time to give the trilogy a try.
    Thanks for your post:) Love seeing people’s stats.

    • DoingDewey

      Thanks Anna! It’s been a really good reading year. I didn’t love the third book in the trilogy, but overall, I’d still recommend it. The world building is very creative 🙂

    • DoingDewey

      Thanks Tara! I’ve read more than I expected to, which is a nice surprise. And picking a favorite is nearly impossible. Picking 10 gets a little easier 🙂

  4. Lindsey

    You have a great fiction/nonfiction split! Last year, I looked at how many books I read by male authors vs. female authors and I also broke down how many of those were repeat authors for me and which ones I was reading for the first time.

    Looking at the months when you read the most or least is so interesting. I might have to check that for me at the end of the year!
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    • DoingDewey

      Thanks! I’ve been tracking author gender and whether authors are new to me too 🙂 I hadn’t looked at what months I’d read the most before, but it was an idea in the discussion prompt and it was fascinating.
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