Tagged: in review

2017 Stats

In 2017 I read twenty-three books, sixteen of which were nonfiction, three fiction, two webcomics and two poetry.

I averaged about two books a month, but the most books I read in a single month was five (September).

I read 1 book written in the 4th century
1 book written in the 1600s
1 book written in the 1700s
1 book written in the 1800s
2 books written between 1900-1949
6 books written between 1950-1999
11 books written between 2000-2017

Books that I rated 1 star: 1 (~4%)
2 stars: 4 (~17%)
3 stars: 8 (~35%)
4 stars: 3 (~13%)
5 stars: 7 (~30%)

So why has my reading output dropped 50% for two years in a row?  Well, last year the answer to this question was martial arts.  This year, I also acquired a boyfriend (who does martial arts and is at least a thousand times more fun to hang out with than a book).  Also, I got hung up on Aristotle’s Nichomachean Ethics, which took months to get through, and a couple other difficult books.

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2016 Stats

In 2016 I read forty-two books, eighteen of which were nonfiction, twelve fiction, seven comic (or image-based) and five poetry.

I averaged 0.8 books a week, but the most books I read in a single month was nine (March).

I read 2 books written in the 11th century
1 book written in the 1700s
3 books written in the 1800s
4 books written between 1900-1949
17 books written between 1950-1999
15 books written between 2000-2016

Books that I rated 1 star: 3 (~7%)
2 stars: 5 (~12%)
3 stars: 7 (~17%)
4 stars: 14 (~33%)
5 stars: 13 (~31%)

So why did I read only half as many books as last year?  Martial arts.  I now spend about 14 hours a week doing kickboxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and MMA, which not only cuts down on my free time but also makes me too tired to read much in bed!

2015 Stats

In 2015 I read sixty-eight books, forty of which were nonfiction, twenty-seven fiction and one poetry.

I averaged 1.3 books a week, but the most books I read in a single month was nine (in November).

I read 2 books that were written before 0AD
1 book written in the 1400s
3 books written in the 1700s
4 books written in the 1800s
10 books written between 1900-1949
19 books written between 1950-1999
29 books written between 2000-2015

Books that I rated 1 star: 1 (~1%)
2 stars: 16 (~24%)
3 stars: 20 (~29%)
4 stars: 18 (~26%)
5 stars: 13 (~19%)