2015 in Book Statistics

I love keeping track of what I’ve read. It gives me a good idea of what I like and where I have room to grow. In the middle of 2015, I decided I wanted to try to have at least 50% of my reading be by writers of color or native authors. I didn’t make it this year (mainly because the first part of 2015 was VERY white), but I’m going to keep this goal in 2016. Interestingly, to me, while only a third of my reading this year was by writers of color, half of my favorite books of 2015 were by writers of color, which shows there are great books out there that I was missing by not having more diversified reading. Here’s to a great reading year.

Five Star Books of 2015:

All Four Stars by Tara Dairman
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahesi Coates
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy
The Martian by Andy Weir
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money by Ron Lieber
Princeless, Vol. 1: Save Yourself by Jeremy Whitley
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones

Total Books Read in 2015: 103

Number Read in Best Month: 15 (January)
Number Read in Worst Months: 5 (March, October & November)

Total Books Read in 2014: 63
Total Books Read in 2013: 75
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:
2015: 64%/36%
2014: 66%/34%
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:
2015: 77%
2014: 83%
2013: 68%
2012: 61%
2011: 59%
2010: 55%
2009: 44%
2008: 68%
2007: 60%
2006: 74%

Percentage of Books by Writers of Color or Native Authors:
2015: 33%

Kindle vs. Print vs. Audiobooks:
2015: 47%/49%/4%
2014: 45%/55%
2013: 53%/47%
2012: 73%/27%

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2015 in Book Statistics

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