By the Numbers: 2013 Reading Summary

For the Number Geeks! The numbers are in! By the end of 2013, I will have read 169 titles: read 38,482 pages and listened to 370 hours of audio. Impressive, but what does it mean? The numbers, after all, are arbitrary in value and don’t speak to quality or impact. So this: The numbers only mean that I read more than I did in 2012. That’s it!

BREAKDOWNS

AUTHOR’S GENDER

  • 96 Male Authors
  • 71 Female Authors
  • 02 Male & Female Author Teams

NEW-TO-ME AUTHORS VS KNOWN-TO-ME AUTHORS

  • 71 New-to-Me Authors
  • 97 The Usual Suspects
  • 01 Known-to-Me Editor/Author with 1 New-to-Me Editor/Author

FORMAT

  • 40 Audio Books
  • 76 Print Books
  • 11 Graphic Novels
  • 36 Ebooks
  • 06 Audio and Text Combined

FICTION VS NON-FICITION

  • 157 Fiction
  • 012 Non-Fiction

AGE GROUPING

  • 039 Children’s Books (Ages 8 and Up)
  • 003 YA
  • 137 (Adult)

BACKLIST VS NEW RELEASES

  • 128 Backlist
  • 040 New Releases

GENRES

  • 06 Bio & Memoirs
  • 01 Chick-Lit
  • 07 Classics
  • 03 Drama
  • 36 SFF
  • 01 Folklore
  • 34 General Fiction
  • 09 Historical Fiction
  • 05 Historical Romance
  • 05 History
  • 06 Horror
  • 05 Literary Fiction
  • 23 Mystery
  • 22 Romance
  • 04 Thriller/Suspense (Spy Novels)
  • 01 True Crime
  • 01 Western

AVERAGES, OVERS/UNDERS

  • AVERAGE: 298 pages/print book*
  • 70 Books under 300 pages
  • 33 Books 300-399 pages
  • 15 Books 400-499 pages
  • 07 Books 500-599 pages
  • 02 Books 600-699 pages
  • 01 Book 800-899 pages
  • 01 Book 1000+ pages 
  • AVERAGE: 7 hours, 52 minutes/audio book*
  • 25 Audio Books under 8 hours
  • 09 Audio Books 08-11 hours
  • 06 Audio Books 11-15 hours
  • 03 Audio Books 15-20 hours
  • 01 Audio Book 30+ hours
  • 01 Audio Book 40+ hours

* Computed by totaling number of pages read/recorded hours and dividing by number of books read/audio books listened to

 

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