A Reading Year in Review || 2018 Reading Statistics

Hi everyone, it’s time to share some statistics about what I read last year. My reading statistics from 2016 and 2015 are also available. Unfortunately, I didn’t get around to doing this in 2017, but I have already covered the first half of 2018, so you may be interested to see how those statistics compare to the year as a whole. I’m going to do this a little differently this year and share my reactions to some Goodreads statistics instead of creating my own.

If you’re logged in to your Goodreads account, you can view my 2018 in books on Goodreads.

Totals

books of 2018 totals

This has been a pretty good reading year for me. I read more books than I have in any other year I’ve recorded on Goodreads except 2014, which is tied with 77 books.

Average Length

books of 2018 averages

I believe that this page count length is on the low side for me, but it still indicates that I’m reading relatively long books.

Popularity

books of 2018 popularity

The most popular book I read was a reread of a classic and the least popular was a sequel. This makes sense as sequels tend to have fewer readers as they go on and Pride and Prejudice is often regarded as a must read.

Average Rating

average rating

My overall Goodreads rating for the year perfectly aligns with my overall rating for all time.

Highest Rated On Goodreads

highest rated book on goodreads

My highest rated book on Goodreads was a middle grade novel in a lengthy series. This makes sense as most of the readers who dislike the series would have stopped reading already, and there isn’t much to hate about a fun novel about talking dragons.

What did you read in 2018? Have you read any of these books? What are you planning to read this year? 

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2015 Reading Statistics

2015 was a really good reading year for me. In 2014 I didn’t feel entirely satisfied with the books I was reading, and struggled to chose favorites. In 2015 I tried to focus more on trying to love everything I read, and in this I was very successful. It’s the cause of my average rating of books I read in 2015 is 4.3 as opposed to the 3.99 average I had before the year started bring my overall rating to 4.04 on goodreads.

For this list I’m going to try to focus on statistics not already covered in goodreads gorgeous “my 2015 in books feature.”

Pages Read in 2015 Vs. 2014

2015 Statistics Pages

In spite of the fact that I read fewer books in total in 2015 than I did the previous year (73 as opposed to 77) I read slightly more pages in 2015, so I consider the amount read to be a success.

Age Groups

2015 Statistics Age Groups

These statistics surprised me a little, I’d thought I’d read more middle grade books. Next year I’d like to read more of those, but since most of the eight middle grade books I read were completed towards the end of the year I suspect this goal will be easily achieved.

This year I read far more adult fiction than I have in previous years though I do not have statistics to confirm this. I was always scared off by all of the content I was told there was in adult books. While most of the adult books I read this year were probably on the tamer side of the genre, I’m glad I decided to read more adult books as some of them are new favorites.

I’d like to see the division between intended audience look more evenly divided into thirds.

Genre

2015 Statistics Genres

This graph is a little disappointing, but not all that surprising. This year I discovered my love for epic fantasy novels, particularly those written by a certain author. Hence, the fantasy section being so large. I also decided to focus more on trying to read what I enjoy in 2015, and this graph reflects that. I think I’ll continue with this goal for next year and see how my preferences towards genres change naturally.

Where Books Took Place

2015 Statistics Locations

I made this chart because I was curious about where the books I was reading took place. I was expecting more books to take place in space, fictional locations, and North America. I was expecting fewer to take place in all of the slices not previously mentioned.

All but one of the books taking place in North America took place in the US or alternative worlds/future equivalents thereof. I considered Mexico/alternative future equivalents thereof as part of North America as that is where the book that did not take place in the US counted in that segment took place. A significant number of the books taking place in the section labeled “Europe/UK” took place in London.

It is interesting to note that I read more books that took place off of Earth than on it.

The reason the books do not add to the total number I read this year is because several books had significant portions taking place in more than one location.

Most Read Author

Brandon Sanderson: 12 Books

I’m actually surprised this number is this low. As many of the Sanderson books I read were over 600 pages, it feels like I read more than 12 of them in 2015.