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2015 Reading Stats

Another year of reading has come and gone… and now we’re two weeks (!) into January already. This is always my favorite post to write at the beginning of a new year! Now that I’ve been keeping a reading log for the past few years, it’s fun to compare this year’s reading habits to previous years too.

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Recap: In 2015, I stayed in TN but bought a house and moved in the very last days of the year.  No crazy life changes, thank goodness – I’d say it was a successful year!

The Amateur Librarian // 2015 Reading Stats


So here are some stats I have gleaned from another year’s worth of reading (super simple graphs via Google… maybe by next year I’ll figure out how to make them cute):

How many books did I read? 

The Amateur Librarian // 2015 Reading Stats

How many books did I put down?  (Both abandoned and/or still reading are included)

The Amateur Librarian // 2015 Reading Stats

What genres did I read? 

The Amateur Librarian // 2015 Reading Stats

What kinds of book formats did I read in 2014?

The Amateur Librarian // 2015 Reading Stats

What books did I give an A+ Rating? (in no particular order, and you can find links to each review on my Reading Log page)

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm by Alice and Martin Provensen

Missing May by Cynthia Rylant

The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick

My Real Children by Jo Walton

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty

The Silkworm by Robert Gilbraith

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Allison Blechdel

The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life by Louis Ehlert

Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton


What books did I give a C or below rating?

The Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty

Invincible Louisa by Cornelia Meigs

A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home: Painting, Crafting, and Decorating a Cheerful, More Inspiring Space by Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman

Thoughts (in no particular order):

  • Maybe next year I’ll figure out how to make cute graphics… but I’m pretty sure I said the same thing last year.
  • This was quite a full year of reading, and even though I’ll probably never hit 90+ books read again now that I’m not working in a library, I’m glad to branch out to more genres and formats than before.
  • My library count is way up, higher than any other format! I try to make the library my first stop for a new book, and now that my local library is convenient and offers ebooks, audiobooks, etc. I’m using it even more.
  • Kindle books came in second for quantity, which is actually more than I thought, since I don’t have a bus commute anymore where I used to read most of my ebooks. It’s amazing how little bits of time here and there, reading on my phone, add up to entire books. Bookbub has also been a great source for cheap ebooks that I impulse buy (but then I read them, I promise!).
  • Continuing the Nerdbery Challenge this year has brought a lot of great Children’s Lit my way, although I was also surprised by a few duds.
  • It’s funny to see that a few books I rated as A+ throughout the year didn’t leave much of an impression months later.
  • Audiobooks are still up, mostly due to the library, and I didn’t find as many good ones via SYNC this year (compared to last year, at least).
  • Children’s Lit and YA Lit top the genre list again! I also added a new category: Self Help. As usual, gotta read more nonfiction next year… and maybe mysteries too!

Whew, That was fun!

I’m happy that, as 2016 begins, I’m surrounded by books and a healthy To-Read list. Cheers to the new year!

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