Happy 2019!! I’m a little late with this post thanks to a nasty stomach flu that hit me at the end of December. But better late than never!
I love stats so I thought I would share some of mine from the year!
Alright to kick it off!
Total books: 69
Total Pages read: 24,700
Average rating: 3.8
This was really interesting! I definitely thought I 3 starred more books. But 4 star was actually my most common rating! I had a really good reading year though, so I should be so surprised.
Oh man the reading slump was SO. REAL. through the middle of the year. Luckily October and all the wonderful readathons cured me.
I read mostly backlist books this year. I didn’t get back into reading until mid 2017 so there are just so many books I missed out on. But I did pick up quite a few new releases and was lucky enough to get a 2019 arc!
Standalone vs Series
I binged a TON of series this year. I finally jumped on the Maas train and binged the entire ToG and ACOTAR series. Plus I read the entire Raven Cycle and started a handful of new series. So I was really surprised to find that I actually read more standalone this year. Albeit barely.
This blew me away. I knew I read a lot of amazing female authors but damn. I read almost exclusively women authors this year.
This one was kind of surprising too! I knew I read a lot of fantasy but my second most read genre was romance. Which in hindsight is clear but I wasn’t expecting that!
I read pretty close to 50/50 YA and Adult which isn’t surprising. I don’t love a lot of YA contemporary/romance so most of those were adult. While a lot of the fantasy I read was YA.
Few Random Lists!
Favorite Book: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Least Favorite Book: Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl
Most Surprising: Scream All Night by Derek Milman
Most Disappointing: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Shortest Book: Opal by Maggie Stiefvater – 36 pages
Longest Book: Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas – 992 pages
Favorite New Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Most Read Authors:
Sarah J. Maas – 10 (Entire ACOTAR and most of ToG)
Maggie Stiefvater – 5 (Entire Raven Cycle)
Taylor Jenkins Reid – 4
Kandi Steiner – 3
Alright that’s a wrap on 2018! Hope you have an amazing new reading year! My 2019 reading goals are coming soon!