I really love to analyze the stats from my reading during the year, so here are a bunch of numbers (and a few more graphs) that show a bit more about what I read.
Total number of books read: 150
(my favorites of the year are listed here)
Fiction: 142, 95%
Non-fiction: 8, 5% (ouch, I really need to up this number)
Middle Grade (or younger): 56
Young Adult: 78
Historical Fiction (ish): 19
Mystery (vague, I know): 2
Realistic Fiction: 20
Sci-Fi (ish): 2
Horror (ish): 1
Magical Realism (in my opinion): 5
Fairy Tale Retelling (straight up, anyway): 3
Fantasy (ish): 44
Graphic Novels or Illustrated: 11
(Of course these "genres" won't add up to 150, since some cross over and some don't fit and so on.)
(Also not adding up because there are one book with a male and female author, three books with two female authors, one book with two male authors, and one book with three male authors.)
Most Read: Catherine Fisher (4 books, the Relic Master series)
Most Read Runners-Up in a ten-way tie with 2 books each:
Richard Peck, Christopher Paolini, Lois Lowry, Kieran Scott, Jonathan Maberry, Cinda Williams Chima, Mary Pearson, Stephanie Perkins, Sophie Jordan, and Ursula Vernon
Books read for review: 69, 46%
Books from the library: 73, 49%
Books from my collection not for review: 7, 5%
Books borrowed: 1, <1%
Published in 2011 (US): 72, 48%
Debut Authors in 2011: 23, 15%
Debut Authors in 2012: 1, <1%
Rereads: 10, 7%
Did Not Finish: 6, 4% (out of 156)
Books part of a series: 80, 53%
And while I'm wrapping up, here are the challenges I signed up for in 2011. I just wanted to say: I finished them all! The only one I nearly didn't was the historical fiction challenge, which definitely challenged me to pick more HF books.
Debut Author Challenge, hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren:
completed with 22 debuts (see the list here).
Middle Grade Book Challenge hosted by Cindy's Love of Books:
completed with 45 books (see the list here).
YA Historical Fiction Challenge hosted by YA Bliss:
completed with 11 books (see the list here).
2011 E-Book Challenge hosted by The Ladybug Reads:
completed with 18 books (see the list here).
100+ Reading Challenge, hosted by Home Girl's Book Blog:
completed with 150 books (see the list here).
I was also "participating" in two perpetual challenges, which I didn't do so well with. The Local Author Challenge, hosted by Suey at It's All About Books, I read at least 2 by authors from my new locale, Arizona:
The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann and Slayers by C.J. Hill
And I think I got about 5 or 6 Utah authors too! (Ok, this year it will only be Arizona authors that count.)
For the Printz Project, I only managed to read one Printz book, the winner for the year, Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi. I've gotta work on that a little better this year!
Whew! Now maybe I can get some reviews posted. Congrats if you made it this far! What stats do you love to keep?
If you buy through my Amazon linkage, I will get a very small percentage