A Year in Review | My 2019 in Books

Happy 2020 everyone! I hope you all woke up this morning ready to take on the new year and get drafting some realistic resolutions. I hope you got the day off and can crack into a new read as well! Unfortunately for me, I have to work, but I can’t wait to be done so I can get started on my first book of 2020 πŸ™‚

Below I have crafted some stats from Goodreads and other stats I wanted to pull information from to create graphs to give a more in-depth look of the past year.



Number of Books Read: 113

Number of Pages Read: 37, 719

Average Book Length: 333 (good number!)

Average Rating: 3.5

Shortest Book Read: Randomize by Andy Weir (28 pages)

Longest Book Read: Under the Dome by Stephen King (1074 pages)

Most Popular Book Read: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (1,676,326 ratings on Goodreads)

Least Popular Book Read: All of Us by A.F. Carter (20 ratings on Goodreads)

Star Rating

β˜… – 0 books
β˜…β˜… – 15 books
β˜…β˜…β˜… – 38 books
β˜…β˜…β˜….5 – 3 books
β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… – 45 books
β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜….5 – 1 book
β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… – 11 books

My 5 star books:

By Month

January – 1 book – worst reading month!
February – 2 books
March – 8 books
April – 17 books – tied best reading month!
May – 5 books
June – 12 books
July – 9 books
August – 7 books
September – 8 books
October – 17 books – tied best reading month!
November – 15 books
December – 12 books

Own vs. Borrow from the Library

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This year I really started to utilize the library in the last quarter of the year! I hope that this pie chunk is larger for 2020!

Backlist vs. 2019 Release vs. ARC

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I love that I am catching up on books that came out in previous years but I kind of want to start reading more new releases in 2020!

Age for Targeted Audience

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This chart is interesting to me because in previous years I read a lot of young adult and very few adult. Now the opposite is happening! As I am branching out into more adult fiction I have noticed I am finding a lot of new authors and genres that I was unaware of before.


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No surprise here that thriller was my top-genre this year! It’s definitely the one I’ve been gravitating towards the most. A genre that surprises me kind of that I read a lot of was science fiction. I didn’t think that one would have been as high as it was and I ain’t mad about it. (Now I am just noticing that I have a category for sci-fi and science fiction – oops!)


Did you look at any stats for your 2019 reading year? Did you find anything surprising? Anything you want to do differently/read different in 2020?


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1 Response to A Year in Review | My 2019 in Books

  1. Pingback: Weekly Update #11 | 12/29 – 01/04 | Shelves of Spines

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