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?