So this is it! Another year end which means another wrap up! Last year I posted my first ever Yearly Wrap Up for this blog and had a such a good time making it. The year hadn’t even started and I was excited to create my 2019 Wrap Up! I did leagues better this year than I did last year which I am really happy about. I did think I planned abit to much though and restricted my choice of what to read. At one point I knew what I was reading for the next 5 months and it did slightly suck the fun out of reading. I am going to try and avoid that next year.
For these stats I used a mixture of my own reading spreadsheet and the Goodreads Wrap Up! Some of this data is skewed slightly as I did DNF 7 books this year. I have no problem DNFing and I still count myself as reading 57 books but some of page statistics might be wrong. I try to read at least a quarter of the book before DNFing it but sometimes I just knew after a chapter or two I wasn’t going to like it. I will try and make sure next year I only count the pages I did read. For a full list of the books I DNFed this year check out my blog post!
- I read 21,687 pages over 57 books this year!
- My average book length was 380!
- My average rating for 2019 was 3.6 stars!
The shortest book I read in 2019 – 6 pages
The longest book I read in 2019 – 803 pages
My most popular book.
This book was read by 3, 534, 235 people on Goodreads.
My least popular book.
This book was read by 41 people on Goodreads.
The book I read with the highest rating on Goodreads.
Now we are going to break it down into what books I gave a certain number of stars to. I am also going to link my reviews to the books that I reviewed
Books that I gave 1 star – 1
- Fire and Heist – Sarah Beth Durst (DNF)
Books that I gave 2 stars – 10
- A Curse So Dark and Lonely – Brigid Kemmerer (DNF)
- The Catcher in the Rye – J.D Salinger (DNF and technically a 1.5 star)
- The Boundless – Kenneth Oppal
- The Wizards of Once – Cressida Cowell (DNF)
- The Girl from Everywhere – Heidi Heilig (DNF)
- The Two Towers – J.R.R Tolkien (DNF)
- Titans of History – Simon Sebag Montefiore
- A Spell of Murder – Kennedy Kerr
- Monsters and Mythical Creatures – Heather Frigiola (DNF)
- The Allingham Minibus – Margery Allingham
Books that I gave 3 stars – 15
- The Fellowship of the Ring – J.R.R Tolkien
- The Monogram Murders – Sophie Hannah
- Legendary – Stephanie Garber
- How To Adult – Stephen Wildish
- The Storm Crow – Kalyn Josephson
- Viper – Bex Hogan
- Equal Rites – Terry Pratchett
- The Big Four – Agatha Christie
- Mooncakes – Wendy Xu and Suzanne Walker
- Doing Time – Jodi Taylor
- Death Beside the Seaside – T.E. Kinsey
- Spinning Silver – Naomi Novik
- Hills Like White Elephant – Ernest Hemingway
- Dorothy Must Die – Danielle Paige
- Murder at the Dolphin Hotel – Helena Dixon
Books that I gave 4 stars – 19
- The Light Fantastic – Terry Pratchett
- Obsidio – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
- Arm of the Sphinx – Josiah Bancroft
- The Next Person You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom
- The Power – Naomi Alderman
- The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie
- The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August – Claire North
- Resort to Murder – T.P. Fielden
- The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency – Alexander McCall Smith
- The Man in the Brown Suit – Agatha Christie
- A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness
- Sadie – Courtney Summers
- The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
- Mort – Terry Pratchett
- The Body on the Train – Frances Brody
- Requiem Infernal – Peter Fehervari
- House of Night and Chain – David Annandale
- To Best the Boys – Mary Weber
- Mortal Engines – Phillip Reeve
Books that I gave 5 stars – 12
- Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow – Jessica Townsend
- Thunderhead – Neal Shusterman
- The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet – Becky Chambers
- The Girl in the Tower – Katherine Arden
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling
- The Secret of Chimneys – Agatha Christie
- The Final Empire – Brandon Sanderson
- Fullmetal Alchemist Vol 1-3 – Hiromu Arakawa
- Fullmetal Alchemist Vol 4-6 – Hiromu Arakawa
- The Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan
- The Eye of the World – Robert Jordan
- A House of Ghosts – W.C. Ryan
I added 11 of these books to my favourites of all time shelf but I will be making a separate post about those.
Next, I will break down the different genres I read this year and how many books of that genre I read.
- Classics – 3
- Fantasy – 25
- Literary Fiction – 1
- Graphic Novel – 1
- Historical Fiction – 1
- Horror – 2
- Manga – 2
- Mystery – 13
- Non-Fiction – 2
- Sci-Fi – 7
- Thriller – 1
Page Length Breakdown
- 100 pages or less – 1
- 100 – 200 – 1
- 200 – 300 – 15
- 300 – 400 – 18
- 400 – 500 – 13
- 500 – 600 – 4
- 600 – 700 – 4
- 800 – 900 – 1
- Hardcover – 7
- Paperback – 37
- Kindle – 13
Age Group Breakdown
- Adult – 33
- YA – 20
- Middle Grade – 4
So that is my year! I personally love looking at the stats of my reading year. Seeing it all come together in numbers, it’s just really satisfying for me. This post was more about the data/numbers side of things but my next post will be focusing on the actual challenges I took part in over the course of 2019.