Wednesday, January 2, 2013

December & 2012 reading wrap up

I know this isn't original, or even different than anything I've said at the beginning of any of these wrap ups, but time flies. Especially around the holidays where I feel like there's this huge build up to the holidays (I LOVE CHRISTMAS) and then suddenly it's there and in a whirlwind it's over and then it's New Years and then the year is over and more than that, vacation is almost over and I can't believe I have to go back to work tomorrow.* First, let's see how December reading shaped up for me.

Number of books read
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Ad Nomad: The Case Histories of Dane Bacchus by Eric Jay Sonnenschein
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Number of pages read

Percentage of fiction
100% once again ALL THE FICTION!

Percentage of female authors

Percentage of white authors

Percentage of US authors

Percentage of ebooks

Books written by decade
1840s - 25%
1990s - 25%
2000s - 25%
2010s - 25%

Challenge books
0% but I think you knew that

SLIGHTLY more diverse but that's all because of Butler. Not only does she make my stats look better, but she kicks ass.

Now let's see how I did for the year

Number of books read
54 - woo! I try to do at least 1 book a week so huzzah!

Number of pages read

Percentage of fiction

Percentage of female authors
31% - whomp

Percentage of white authors
93% - this one makes me sadder than the female authors stat, which makes also makes me sad.

Percentage of US authors
69% - I feel better about this one, even if the next highest number is British authors (20%)

Percentage of eBooks

Percentage of books older than me

Percentage of challenge books
19% - frankly I'm surprised it's that high

Books written by decade:
1600s - 2%
1810s - 2%
1840s - 2%
1860s - 4%
1890s - 4%
1900s - 2%
1920s - 2%
1930s - 2%
1950s - 2%
1970s - 2%
1980s - 4%
1990s - 9%
2000s - 28%
2010s - 37%
Considering we're just now into the 3rd year for the decade, I'm impressed with myself that the majority of the books I read were written this decade. Impressed in a "how'd I manage that?" way.

So I should work on reading more ladies, more non-white people, more non-US people, and older stuff. You know, the same things I needed to work on last time. Here's to 2013 reading being better.

If you're curious, here are monthly stats for the rest of the year

And if you're EXTRA curious and feel like going through my old reviews, check out the Book Archives, which I should figure out a way to make more obvious on the homepage but eh.

*You're welcome for that run-on. Also I'm writing this on the 1st but posting on the 2nd so I'm actually back at work right now and it's probably ugh. I'm also probably going through a zillion work emails that I should have taken care of when I was just sitting at home watching various marathons but then that wouldn't really be vacation, would it?