July 6, 2015 by rachelcmann
This year I wanted to be a little more serious about my reading, not so much in the type of content (c’mon!) but understanding exactly how much I was reading. It’s easy to say I read fast and that I read a lot, but what does that mean in terms of numbers?
So I started a new tab on my massive to-be-read list (223 titles long at the time of writing) and as I finished them I moved them over to the new tab and added the month I read them and their genre. I also added in anything else I happened to read, like all those free books on my Kindle!
Here are my stats for the first half of 2015
75 – total books read
12.5 – average books per month
March and May are tied for lowest number of books read – 10 each. June had the highest with 17 (which frankly I’m still surprised about).
Shocking no one- most of what I read is SciFi/Fantasy (SF=48.1%) but I’m surprised to see that not NonFiction has such a presence, almost equal to YA SciFi.
This was/is mostly just a fun and easy data experiment for me, something to help me quantify what I’m doing. If this is indicative of normal I’ll read around 130 books this year. Which is nothing to sneeze at. And if 17% are NonFiction- that’s 22 books that most people would consider ‘worthy’ and that I can use to educate and improve myself in between all the fun silly books I like to read.
Visit your local library folks and get reading!