Almost halfway through the year and like other book bloggers, I think it’s fun to see how the reading is going and whether there are any patterns or trends emerging.
To that end, here is what I’ve read so far this in terms of numbers:
- 54 books in total for a total of 16,142 pages:
- 33 fiction – Includes short story collections and a play. (Very surprised to see this. I would have sworn that it was more NF but it’s not to be.)
- 21 non-fiction
Other interesting (perhaps only to me!) stats include:
- 25 books (46%) taken from my TBR – I’d like to up this stat a bit more this year…
- Average number of books read per month: 10.5 books
- Average page count per month: 285 pp.
- Total average page count per month: 2,690 pp.
How do the demographics look?
- 10 from POC/BIPOC authors (19%) – I’d like to up this stat a bit more this year…
- 23 male authors
- 27 female authors
- 5 mixed gender content
The books themselves:
Oldest book: (Far From the Madding Crowd / Hardy – 1875)
Newest books: Two from 2020 (Battle of Brothers / Robert Lacey (NF) and Sharks in the Time of Saviors / Kawai Strong Washburn (F).)
Best book so far:
Hmm. If I absolutely have to commit for both F and NF, I would argue for the following:
- Fiction: Rebecca / du Maurier (or the Hardy)
- Nonfiction: The Best American Travel Writing 2019 / Alexandra Fuller (ed.)
Autobiographies and biographies have been popular topics, but there are no real leaders, TBH: Other topics have included nature writing, travel, history and the social sciences….
.It’s been a good year so far. I hope that you’re having a similar year. Onward and upward!