I do not understand why goodreads says I read 91 books when I can only count 86. Or 87. Goodreads counted the audio and print as two separate books for Orlando. OK, I’ll go with that, I guess¹.
But then I feel like a cheat.
And a fraud.
But I don’t have time for this!² So let’s just go with 90 as a round up. (I stopped updating my google doc of my crazy book tracking spreadsheet back at book #37 in May)
Goodreads says I gave 16 books 5 stars, 41 books got 4, 28 got 3 and 4 got 2. I actually awarded one book a 1 star.
I balanced the formats of how I digest a book: Tradeback won with 25 and electronic (Kindle) books were at 23. I enjoyed 19 Audiobooks which seems to justify my purchasing the one book a month from Audible… I read 3 paperbacks and enjoyed 17 hardcovers – mostly from the library, but I don’t have that data easily pie-chartable.
Do know that some of these counts include books that I both read in print AND listened to via audiobook format. Just sayin’.
Genre is another thing I have a tough time tracking. But I do love the variety of books I read – I read books all over the sprectrum and yet I know I miss a few things, too. I didn’t read any graphic novels. I read some sci-fi but only if it was a part of the TOB. We’ll save the TOB for another post. For now, let’s just put up the pie charts!
Fiction 66, nonfiction 20.
I did this better last year, but I didn’t have a job (I did but I had a long Christmas break then) and I also had a computer that was faster and less annoying and I also knew where my last year’s paperwork was. #whining (#ugh). ALSO, I had time ALONE. You wouldn’t believe how many times my husband has asked me “What ARE you doing?!”)
PIE. Are you here for the pie?! I also don’t have a quick hit report to run to find these numbers, either. I am accessing the PIE category on goodreads for books read in 2017 and using that count. (Actually, I didn’t…) My OCD tendencies want to verify this count with every post (but I didn’t DO reviews the second half of the year so raspberries to that) and … oh, you get the picture. Do tell me again that there is no book-blog-police checking the accuracy of my work. Also, you now see why I’m not an accountant…
We could well say this blogging/reading year was a first-half-of-the-year compared to the second-half. Lots happened in June that give us a clear definitive line of habits and processes. Shrug, OK. whatever. I’m still adjusting to be honest, but do know that reading will always be a constant. It just evolves, yes?
Of the posts/books that I kept the pie/no-pie data check going, I found 34 that mentioned pie.
Finally, here is my happiest pie memory from 2017 – it happened during the readalong for The Bone Clocks. Just click and read my post I wrote during the Twitter exchange.
Happy New Year! more stats fun to happen soon….
1 – I couldn’t get into Orlando. The audio was hard. The print version was overwhelming. I know it is probably most-awesome but I wasn’t in the right space at the time…
2 – whine whine whine. My word for the year coming up! (“Reset”)
11 thoughts on “Year End Summary… In Progress”
Ha ha … I love the pie pie graph. lol. I also love that 25% of your reads were non-fiction! I think I read 25 non-fiction books in total in 2017 and look forward to reading more in 2018. Have a great new year!
I love your pie charts! I keep saying I’m going to keep better data and I started to one year but it didn’t last long. I think I need a secretary. Happy New Year!
Yes, I’m definitely here for the pie – love your charts! You got a mention in my year-end wrap up, although there was no pie. What book will we read together in 2018? I missed you this year..
I have had problems with Goodreads too lately. Although from the opposite end. They aren’t counting books I know I read. The end date is there, but they aren’t showing up in my feed. It’s driving me crazy.
Anyway, I love your pie charts!
I hope you have a wonderful New Year!
Happy New Year Care! Love the PIE charts! You read a lot of 4 & 5 star books.
Looking forward to your TOB post. 😀
Good grief! You work much tooooooo hard at having fun!
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LOL! Yes. D would agree with you. ;P
Lol! I love your pies, no matter how accurate. That happened to me once or twice this year with Goodreads and my OCD made me fix it, but I’m not recommending it. Took way too long!
It wouldn’t be an end of year post without pie charts! 🙂
Great job and don’t worry if the numbers may not be accurate. That’s great that you got to read quite a bit of nonfiction. Here’s hoping lots of good books ahead for this year!
Love all of the pie (charts)!
I do love your pie charts!
Don’t you know accounting is all about what numbers you use? Two different accountants might come up with different results depending on what numbers each opted to include and exclude. So, you very well could be an accountant based on your charts! Besides, accountants LOVE charts. 😉