2012 reading by the numbers


Books read in 2012: 66 (53 in 2011)

Pages read: 24,054 (16,176)

Average page count per book: 364 (305)

Pages per week: 463 (311)

Ratings, in number of pie slices: 6 FIVE 9%, 29 FOUR 44%, 23 THREE 35%, 6 TWO 9%, 0 ONE

Fiction 49 : Nonfiction 17 or 26% (11,21%)

Female 34 : Male 32  (2011: 68% female)

Rated 6 books with 5 stars, 9%. (the THREE prior years, I rated 17% of my reading as 5 star!)

Published in current year: 9, 13% (9,17%)

Translated books: 3 (same: 3 in 2011)

Re-reads: 0 (also zero in 2011)

1001 Books to Read Before I Die:  7 (6)

Chunksters (over 450 pages): 13 for  9640 pages, 40% (only read 2 last year.)

New to me authors: 46; 12 repeat authors (44; 9)
I read 5 books by JK Rowling (first 4 of HP and The Casual Vacancy), 3 books by Stephen King (11/22/63, The Stand and It), listened to 2 books narrated by Simon Vance (Paul is Undead and Bleak House).

Published Decade:
2010’s – 29
2000’s – 19
1990’s – 7
1980’s – 3
1970’s – 4
1960’s – 0
1950’s – 0
1940’s – 2
1930’s – 3
1920’s – 0
1910’s – 0
1900’s – 0
1890’s – 1
1870’s – 1
1860’s – 1
1850’s – 1

Oldest book:  1853 Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Longest book: IT by Stephen King (1138)

Shortest book: Peculiar Rhymes and Intimate Observations (50)

Longest book title: Peculiar Rhymes and Intimate Observations

Shortest book title: IT by Stephen King

Books read in READALONGS or for book clubs: 22

Audiobook hours listened to: 231 (didn’t track in 2011)

DNFs: 0 (5)

Debuts – quite a few but poorly tracked. :(

Book to Movie: 16 but didn’t actually watch any of the films; I’m 3 hours in on the 8 hour BBC mini-series of Bleak House. I had seen Miss Pettigrew before reading; also Anna Karenina (a few versions – yet to see the latest.)

Favorite reading experience: IT

Proudest reading achievement: Anna Karenina

Sadly, I can’t figure out how to incorporate pretty pie charts. SOB! And I’m too tired to research/learn/attempt.

Happy 2013 Reading!


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12 Responses to “2012 reading by the numbers”

  1. 1 bermudaonion(Kathy) January 5, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    I love looking at everyone’s statistics. I need to keep better records!

  2. 3 Kailana January 6, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    I didn’t really do stats this year.. I suppose I could figure some out, but not sure if I really care at the same time…. I change each year with what I care about…

  3. 5 Trish January 6, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    22 for book club or readalong! I haven’t tallied up my numbers for that but guessing it would be fairly close and I have a feeling this year will be the same. With two book clubs and an average of 3 books a month…doesn’t leave a lot of wiggle room!

    Yay for so much audio!! I wish I would have tracked but I can’t figure out how to track my half read/half listens…

  4. 7 Laurie C January 6, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    I read your “SOB!” as an acronym instead of a crying sound, and was surprised for a moment! ;) I started keeping stats for 2013, but we’ll see how long it lasts.

    • 8 Care January 7, 2013 at 7:19 am

      I try to keep page count and year pub’d both in my review posts AND on the books-I’ve-read page so if I get behind, I can add to my google docs spreadsheet. Plus goodreads for categories. I had to go check all my audiobooks on audible for hours and it was a pain! So I will try to do better as I go.
      Yea, I meant sob as cry not the other – but it would work, too.

  5. 9 Jenners January 6, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    What a shame you can’t have pie charts!

    • 10 Care January 7, 2013 at 7:20 am

      I created one and cut and paste but it wouldn’t ‘take’. I could see it on the edit post but not when viewing. And that was as far as my attempt went. lazy.

  6. 12 Melissa January 17, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    It looks like you had a great reading year woo hoo!

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