Wednesday, May 1, 2013

April reading wrap-up

April was a pretty kick ass month for me, both reading AND otherwise. Not only did I get a bunch of reading done but I was in Ireland and London and that was so much fun and I'm ready to go back now please. Plus the weather around here has gone from miserable to still a lot of miserable but with some sunshine that makes you think it's warmer out than it actually is. So, you know, improvement!

Onto the stats

Number of books read
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig
Puppet Shows by Michael Frissore
Moranthology by Caitlin Moran
Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Total pages read

Percentage of fiction

Percentage of female authors
60% - this might be the first time in ever this has happened

Percentage of white authors
100% - last month I managed something, but not this time. Dammit

Percentage of US authors

Percentage of eBooks
80% - this would be more unusual except I had a review copy AND made sure to download books before my trip

Books written by decade
2000s - 60%
2010s - 40%

General reading goals are the same as always: read more non-white people, more people from non-US or UK countries, read more stuff written before I was born. How am I currently doing towards that end? Right now I'm reading Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince (written in the 2000s by a British white lady) and A Clash of Kings (written in the 2000s by an American white guy) so yeah, things are going swell.