In 2018 I read 40 books, which was short of my goal of 50. I’ve seen a few other book bloggers do some analysis of figures of their reading lists and I thought I’d take a look at my own list and crunch the numbers. If you’re a numbers person, this one’s for you.

First, some raw data and hard facts…

  • I read 40 books, which equals 16,446 pages in total
  • The longest book was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • The shortest book was Girl Meets Boy by Ali Smith
  • The oldest book was The Odyssey by Homer

Now let’s look at the country of birth of the authors I read…

You can see I read mostly authors from the US and UK. I’d like to read from a wider range of authors with more diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Next is gender of the author…

As you can see, I mostly read female writers. Not really so mad about that.

The dates each book was published…

This isn’t a particularly exciting graph. I read mostly books published in the last 10 years. Not so surprising. I like reading contemporary novels.

See all the books I read here.

How does this compare to the books you read in 2019?