Book Stats: 2016 Retrospective

2016 was a pretty decent year for me in terms of reading. I read a fair amount of books, and that makes me happy. Maybe I didn’t read as many as I would have liked, but I did average a little over 5 books per month for the year, and that’s pretty good. Obviously the goal this year will be to beat 2016’s numbers, but I think that’s doable.

I always keep track of the books I read in a year, but this year I tracked a few other things as well. In addition to books I read for the first time and books I reread, I also tracked the gender of the author and whether the book was published in the year I was reading it. Anyway. Here are some numbers.

In 2016 I read 61 books. Of those 61, 29 were books I’d read before, and 32 were new to me.

Of those 32: 5 were written by men and 26 were written by women; 17 were published in 2016, and 1 will be published in 2017 (tomorrow, actually).

Broken down by month, this is total number of books I read and the number of those books that were rereads:

  • Jan 2/0
  • Feb 3/0
  • Mar 8/6
  • Apr 7/3
  • May 5/3
  • Jun 8/6
  • Jul 1/0
  • Aug 9/7
  • Sep 2/0
  • Oct 9/1
  • Nov 4/3
  • Dec 3/0

Not too shabby, really.

So, my goals for this year are 1) to read more books total (65 is a nice round number, I’ll aim for that), 2) to have my ratio of first reads to rereads favor first reads more heavily (maybe I’ll cap the number of books I reread this year), and 3) to read at least 4 books every month. This all seems reasonable to me, so as The Doctor would say… Allons-y!


About Sky

I'm a: 20-something, fantasy writer, deep thought thinker, sometime knitter, bookstore browser, amateur cook, journaler, cat owner, cheap wine connoisseur, ancient and medieval history lover, occasional philosopher, avid reader, museum wanderer.
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1 Response to Book Stats: 2016 Retrospective

  1. 61 is a glorious book count! *o*

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