2019 Reading Stats | Basically, Me Being the Pie Chart Nerd I Am

2019 Reading Stats | Basically, Me Being the Pie Chart Nerd I Am

Hello everyone, and happy March! It’s a little late for an end-of-2019 post, but I couldn’t resist making a stats post because I just love tracking all of this book information and putting it into pie charts!

You can read previous years’ reading stats posts here: 2017 | 2018

General Yearly Stats

Books Read: 47
Pages Read: 14,598
Average Rating: 4.0 / 5

My goal for 2019 was to read 100 books; as you can see, I did not come close to making that happen. Falling short of goals is something I struggle with a bit (perfectionism, my dudes), so I was definitely disappointed that I didn’t get to read as much this year, but I think it was also a good opportunity to reassess.

Being in high school and not being able to read as much as I used to when I didn’t have legit schoolwork is a reality that I’m going to have to accept; sometimes, I have to prioritize other things over reading, like homework, and sleep. And that’s okay. I still got to read a lot of really great books this year, even if I didn’t reach the numerical amount of books I had hoped to read.

With that in mind, I set my Goodreads goal for 50 books in 2020; I think this will be much more manageable (although I am already behind, hehe).

Genre

Unsurprisingly, over half of the books that I read in 2019 were contemporary novels. I was able to fit in a fairly wide variety with the other 50% of my books though.

The yellow wedge is Mystery/Thriller; I’m not sure why Canva is refusing to label it for me. 😦

Star Ratings

I obviously really enjoyed a lot of the books I read this year, which I’m super happy about. I did have a much higher percentage of 3-3.5-star reads in comparison to last year (16%), so hopefully I’ll be able to lower that in 2020.

Star ratings

Publication Year

I read quite a lot of new releases this year, as well as a decent amount of backlist books I think. The oldest book I read was Jane Eyre, which I enjoyed!

Publication year

Format

My e-book percentage doubled from last year, and I have conflicting feelings about it. On the one hand, it means that I’m getting a lot of e-arcs from publishers, which is great. However, I do prefer physical books just because of the way they feel. (I actually wrote a whole post about this.)

Format

Origin

I read more books this year both from publishers and from the library than I did last year, which I’m happy about.

The darkest green wedge is for books I won through giveaways.

Origin

Age Range

My most-read age range this year was Young Adult again, but I actually had a huge spike in adult books. (Last year, they only accounted for 14% of my reading.) I’m definitely not abandoning YA, but I have enjoyed expanding my horizons a bit into the ~adult realm.~ It’s led to discoveries of some really great new favorites, like Red, White & Royal Blue, Little Fires Everywhere, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.

Age range

Pages

Similarly to 2018, I did not read a whole lot of super long books. (They can be a little scary.)

The darkest green wedge is for books with 600+ pages.

Pages

Diversity

I’m still not entirely sure of the best way to track diverse books year-to-year, but this is what I’ve got at the moment.

It’s a little hard to determine, since there’s so much nuance to different types of diversity, and these categories are so broad when it comes to how diverse books are and what role that diversity plays in the story, etc.

Though this system is probably flawed, I wanted to include these graphs in order to help me better understand the diversity of my reading choices since I’m always trying read more diversely.

Diversity

Diversity Type

I’m glad that I read a decent amount of diverse books this year, but there are definitely improvements to be made, especially when it comes to the smaller categories on my graph (mental illness, disability, and religion).

Diversity type

Diversity Location

This is kind of a weird title for this category but I couldn’t think of a better way to describe it?

Basically, what I was hoping to track with this graph is how many books I read that had protagonists from marginalized backgrounds vs. how many books had diversity within its side characters (but not their main characters).

Diversity location

Protagonist Gender

This graph has stayed almost exactly the same as last year. Interestingly, I feel like the lack of boy main characters is fairly characteristic of YA, and not just my own reading tastes. (Perhaps this is material for a separate discussion post?)

Protagonist gender

Series Status

Just like last year, I read mostly standalones, with a little less than 30% series books.

Series status
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I hope you enjoyed this look at my reading in 2019! Chat with me in the comments about your reading trends from this past year.

♥ Annie

2019 Reading Stats | Basically, Me Being the Pie Chart Nerd I Am

10 thoughts on “2019 Reading Stats | Basically, Me Being the Pie Chart Nerd I Am

  1. we love stats and we love pie charts!! that contemporary percentage is valid!! but you did a really good job at reading from a whole bunch of genres! i really love being able to see all the stats with a quick glance and understand how your year went (which looks pretty fantastic to me!) also your titles and the different types of charts for different topics, we love to see it!!

    great post ❤️

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  2. I’m conflicted like you!

    I’ve been reading a lot more ebooks recently in order to review them before publication date, but I do generally prefer reading physical paperbacks.

    On the one hand, I wish I had the opportunity to read more physical ARCs but, on the other hand, I can see why publishers prefer sending ebooks. Plus, I find that I tend to read ebooks quicker than I do paperbacks anyway, which is more efficient a system for planning and scheduling my reviews!

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