Friday, December 30, 2016

2016 book facts

I'm not sure anyone but me is interested in such a post! Just the facts about this year's reading.

This year I read 59 books.

Genres

Children's: 1 (well, really more than this, but wrote about one, and didn't keep track of the others)
Fiction: 8
Mystery: 42
Nonfiction: 7
Short stories: 1

Kindle: 48
Print: 11

Publication dates

1920s - 1
1930s - 7
1940s - 1
1950s - 4
1960s - 3
1970s - 3
1980s - 4
1990s - 9
2000 through 2010 - 8
2011 through 2019 - 19

Gender

Men: 15
Women: 43
By a man and a woman: 1

18 comments:

  1. I think this is interesting Nan. I always think I will keep an account about the books I read but I never do. I am always amazed that anyone can do this.

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    1. What I did this year, Lisa, is I kept a monthly tally, and all I had to do today was add up numbers.

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  2. Well here I am *again* Nan to tell you... that this year *once again* we have read *exactly* the same number of books. Bang on 59. I'm starting to worry now... ;-)

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  3. I love this. I'm a list-maker, but never thought to record my books read. I have a comprehensive list of all my library books and it was helpful when we moved to New Mexico and I had to downsize to the tune of about 300-350 books. Believe me, I bled buckets over this. But, I think I will keep a list of books read in 2017 to share with you next year.

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    1. I'm sure it was awful to have to cull your books. I would love to read your list next December! You don't have a blog, right?

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  4. See, it's not just you who is interested in your book facts for 2016 :-)
    I am only keeping track of the number of books I've been reading, but it would probably interesting to look at other aspects of my reading, too; such as when the books were published, how many of them were ebooks and so on.

    Already on your previous post I was happy to see my favourite header picture!

    Happy New Year to you and yours, dear Nan.

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    1. Thanks so much, and I wish the same to you!

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  5. That's an interesting list, Nan. I keep track of my books (mostly so I can look back and see whether I've already read a book or not), but I've never analyzed the list this way. I think my female versus male writer ratio might even be higher. I may wind up doing this analysis for myself.....

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  6. Good for you, Nan. I didn't read as many books this year, but, I do keep a list. (45, for the record, and one I MIGHT finish today).
    I've kept records of books read ever since my Kiddie Lit class in college. It started out as an index file, then graduated to a list on the computer,
    I keep meaning to mention how nice it is to see your Nan's making coffee banner again. I always know it is truly winter when it comes out.
    Happy New Year to you and yours.

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    1. You ought to post your list. I'd love to read it! Thank you and I wish the same to you!

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  7. Interesting list, Nan. I enjoy reading the lists that readers put together at the end of a year because it's almost like looking at their bookshelves...and I LOVE doing that when I visit the home of an avid reader. I've been keeping a list of books read since February 1970 (not including audiobooks) and for the last ten years I've done a recap similar to the one you posted. It's just part of my reading life now, and I enjoy going back and comparing years to see how my tastes have changed...and how my available reading time varied from year to year. Lots of memories involved.

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    1. That's it, exactly. I'm constantly amazed when I read other people's lists to see how many of theirs I haven't read or even heard of!!

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  8. I like that you don't read all the newest releases but, always seem to find the oldies but goodies. 2016 was a good year for books.

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  9. I keep a list of books read in a notebook and have for quite a few years. I write a brief review, but haven't gone back and analyzed the list as you did here. Sometimes I forget to write down all the books read, but it's fairly complete. Personally I find book lists fascinating. In her later years, my mother kept a list of books read with a few notes about each. I would read her "Book Notes" when I would go home for Christmas to visit (with her permission), and when she died I brought her notebooks home with me. I love seeing her handwriting now and what she thought about each book.

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    1. Oh, how very lucky you are to have such a thing. To be able to read in her words and handwriting what she thought of books. I wonder if you might publish it one day. I think that is something that would really appeal to readers. Thanks for telling me this.

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