Some Final Statistics for 2016

I thought last year’s reading total could never be beat, but somehow I’ve done it. In the meantime I also exceeded my Goodreads goal by a whole 20%. I don’t like to crow, so I’ve worked out the statistics below in terms of percentages rather than absolute numbers. (But, if you’re curious, you can see my final tally here.)

Fiction: 46.2%

Nonfiction: 41.3%

Poetry: 12.5%

 

Average rating: 3.6 out of 5 stars

 

goldfinch tarttLongest book: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Shortest book: Physical by Andrew McMillan (in general, reading poetry is one way I boost my reading totals; although the books require time and attention, most only have between 50 and 100 pages)

Average length: 258 pages

 

Male author: 40.4%

Female author: 59.6%

(Really interesting as I never consciously set out to read more books by women.)

 

E-books: 33.7%

Print books: 66.3%

(I’m surprised this isn’t closer to half and half!)

 

Works in translation: 8.3%

(Must do better!)

 

2016: What a year, huh? World events left so many of us reeling, but books kept me going.


How did 2016 turn out for you reading-wise?

Wishing all of my readers a very happy new year. I look forward to another year of reading and blogging.

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Some Final Statistics for 2016

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s