2013 in Book Statistics

This post is my yearly indulgence of my nerdy love of both books and statistics. Thanks for humoring me, dear reader.

Total Books Read in 2013: 75

  • Number Read in Best Month: 11 (January)
  • Number Read in Worst Month: 3 (October)

Total Books Read in 2012: 64

Total Books Read in 2011: 130

Total Books Read in 2010: 130

Total Books Read in 2009: 200

Total Books Read in 2008: 80

Total Books Read in 2007: 122

Total Books Read in 2006: 70

Fiction/Non-fiction Split:

2013: 60%/40%

2012: 72%/28%

2011: 70%/30%

2010: 68%/32%

2009: 84%/16%

2008: 63%/37%

2007: 50%/50%

2006: 59%/41%

Percentage of Books by Women (Overall/Fiction/Non-fiction):

2013: 68%/69%/67%

2012: 61%/67%/53%

2011: 59%/58%/62%

2010: 55%/54%/59%

2009: 44%/44%/ 42%

2008: 68%/70%/67%

2007: 60%/57%/68%

2006: 74%/88%/55%

Kindle vs. Print Books:

2013: 53%/47%

2012: 73%/27%

Books by New (To Me) Authors: 60% (This is the first year I’ve looked at this, but I saw it on this blog post, and I got curious about what that number would be for me. I feel like I tend to read the same folks all the time, so I was pleasantly surprised to see that I was branching out more than expected).

Five Star Books of 2013:

(After I wrote this list, I noticed that fully half of the books are children’s/YA! I really gave myself permission to read what appealed to me this year, instead of what I felt like I *should* read and I think this list reflects that!)

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells by Andrew Sean Greer.

Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley.

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed.

Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George.

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand.

2013 in Book Statistics

3 thoughts on “2013 in Book Statistics

    1. cransell says:

      I had a freelance job that year for which I read 10 graphic novels a month! Sort of inflated the numbers, but hey! I read them!


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