Happy New Year, Wormies!
It’s finally day one of the new year and I am excited for the new year. There have been many changes in the last few months – mostly in my life – and I am just glad that 2019 is over. A new decade is starting and I welcome changes in my reading habits, and of course, my life.
Now, I will be sharing my 2019 stats with pie charts! I love pie charts and this is the one time of the year when I can play with them and share them with everyone on my blog!
2019 was a year of relaxing and exploring new authors. While I didn’t read as much as I read in 2018 – I read 185 books – I can say that I read more new-to-me-authors. While I only read a total of 116 books, I am very content with what I have read. I do wish I would read more in 2020, but we shall see.
I have set my reading challenge goal for 2020 at 12 books, which is basically 1 book a month, which I KNOW I will meet in a couple of months. Again, this is me not stressing myself out.
2019 is again the year of adult books. Meaning, I read more books filed under adult, as compared to new adult and young adult. Sadly, this was not the year of the YA because I only read 2 books (1.7%).
Let’s break it down by specific genre! Again, this was the year of contemporary romance! Sadly, historical romance has not been a genre that I have wanted to read in 2019 and I really don’t know why. As you know, historical romance has always been my favorite genre, and I’m really bummed that I haven’t been reading more HRs.
Surprisingly, I read my very first non-fiction book in 2019! That was really surprising to me because I never read non-fiction! Bad Blood by John Carreyrou was really so interesting, though!
In 2018, I also promised to read other genres that I normally don’t read and I have to say that I tried a few other genres outside of my comfort zone!
This doesn’t need any additional explanation. In the last few years, I have moved to reading and listening digitally. Audiobooking has helped me so much because I mostly listen to audiobooks now!
For me, hardcovers are only for collecting and I haven’t actually picked up a hardcover and read it because dang, they are heavy!
Let’s look at where I got all my books! Mind you, I DID NOT include books that I didn’t read because then, that would be craaaazy. I mean, I just can’t possibly list down all the books I got for free, purchased, and won from giveaways, right? That would definitely drive me insane!
There has also been an increase in “borrowed” books because I subscribe to Audible Escape and Kindle Unlimited and because I technically only borrow books from that subscription service, I classified all my AE and KU books under “borrowed”
I’ve been reading a lot of backlist books in 2019! And it really shows! I’ve started catching up on all the books released by new-to-me authors this year, which is another crazy thing!
This year was not the year of the reread! Despite all the reading slumps that I’ve had in the last year, I have only picked up 5 reread books! I was extremely surprised by this!
As always, all the reads that I rated were mostly 4-star. However, 23 books were rated 5-star reads, which is amazing and a huge number!
I want to add that I will probably reread Pretty Reckless next year. This year, I read Vicious again and I really enjoyed it. So, I will be finishing that series and starting this spin-off series.
Because I read physical and ebooks, I have divided the shortest-longest books into pages read and minutes listened!
Most Read Author
Total Books read: 9
NUMBER OF AUTHORS READ
NUMBER OF PAGES READ
NUMBER OF MINUTES SPENT LISTENING TO AUDIOBOOKS
NUMBER OF SERIES READ
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to review as much as I wanted to in 2019. It may be due to multiple slumps but I also am not a prolific reviewer! I will definitely change that this year!
Lover of Romance says
Love seeing your stats and pie charts and pictures of the year!!! Looks like it was a good one despite the challenges. I think reading ebooks has spoiled us hehe in that we think hardcovers are heavy, I never used to have a issue with them until ereaders came out but I am trying to read more hardcovers when I can because I do love the “experience” of it.
Happy New Year of 2020~~~hope the year brings beautiful things to you and your family.
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There was a podcast called Dropout about the Theranos debacle that was great. I listened to the Carryrou book after hearing that podcast.
Hope your 2020 reading is as amazing as you!
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I listened to it, Sam! I am obsessed! I have also been following the case now.
Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature) says
Ah, Obsidian is one of my all time favorites. And I loved Truth or Beard and The Lying Hours. I made it through Lies by Kylie Scott, but I can totally see why it would be a DNF, it wasn’t my favorite of her books at all. I really some time need to figure out how to do all these fun graphs! I used a Google database to keep track of all my books, but have no idea if I can make graphs from that or not. Great year! Here’s to 2020!
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Amber Elise @ Du Livre says
Bad Blood is also a podcast right? I feel like my colleague was telling me about it.
Super cute photo of you and Kennedy Ryan!
YES! He made it into a podcast because the trial is this year – we’re waiting for the verdict!