Annual Wrap Up and My Reading Stats for 2022
Much like the monthly wrap ups I started doing a few months ago, this annual recap is to gather together a bunch of random info about my reading for the year. My version of a reading journal is totally electronic. I keep an extensive Excel spreadsheet tracking all the info most important to me. Every couple years I add a field as my interests change so I don't have a full history of everything since the first iteration of the spreadsheet is over 15 years ago. Here's my reading in 2022 by the numbers.
I read 147 books this year and had 7 DNF. I'm thinking I may DNF a little more next year and cut loose those books that aren't working for me. We'll see.
BY THE NUMBERS
Some Break Downs (to me, 3 is an average book - readable, enjoyable, but nothing special):
5 Star (A) 11
4 and 4.5 ( B, B+) 82
3 and 3.5 (C, C+) 42
2 and 2.5 (D, D+) 5
mystery / thriller 46
fantasy /sci-fi / horror 37
general fiction 32
historical fiction 21
nonfiction 3 (want to improve this volume!)
memoir / biography 6
chick lit / humor 5
Graphs from Storygraph (alternative to GR) - The cool and helpful thing about all their various graphs and pie charts is that you can click on any line/pie portion and see the books that are being counted for that category!
Some other random stats I track:
Library books (including audio) 92 (all my audio books are from the library)
Audio books 24 (almost double what I read last year)
Recommended by a friend 13
Recommended by blogger or online source 58
Total pages read 51,585, an average of 353 pages per book. (according to Storygraph)
Now here's the scary stat. I added a LOT of books to my TBR list this year - lots more than usual thanks to participation in Top 10 Tuesday, Stacking the Shelves, and the other half dozen memes I participate in. Not that it's a bad thing, it's just ..... so MANY books! I added over 400 books this year - frankly I gave up counting on GR....suffice it to say, it's a hella lotta books! I better get reading!
What do you track (if anything)? How do you track it? Do you use the information for any practical purpose other than for your own information/enjoyment?
Here's hoping we all have a great reading year in 2023!