Another year, another stats post

christmas-tree-2015Happy New Year’s Eve! I have about an hour before I go out for party party fun times (board games and chilli) to rattle through my annual stats. Well, I find them interesting, even if no-one else does!

In 2015 I read 91 books according to Goodreads, 85 according to my spreadsheet (I think I got a bit lax about recording comics at one point). Which means these stats aren’t quite accurate, but close enough. 37 books were by women and 5 were by a man and a woman, so that’s a pretty even split. 10 were works in translation and 16 were by authors from a country other than the US and UK. Only 8 were classics from my Classics Club list, so I have some catching up to do there.

I’ve just spent a lovely day buying and building a new bookcase with my Dad and his girlfriend, and loading it up with my TBR. I haven’t yet picked my first book of 2016, but I think I have weeded out enough of the old that I am excited by every single book waiting to be read, which is after all how it should be. I’ll post about my TBR cleanse in the new year, hopefully with added photos!

I hope you have a great New Year’s Eve and wish you all the best for 2016.

3 thoughts on “Another year, another stats post

  1. Gaby January 2, 2016 at 1:58 am

    Happy new year! I also played board games with my family after new years eve dinner. UNO cards and monopoly 🙂

    Congratulations for reading so many books! Do you have a reading goal for 2016?

    • Kate Gardner January 2, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      Happy New Year! We played Articulate and the QI game. Very civilised, even with a bit more fizzy wine than I intended to drink!

      My goal for 2016 is largely to reduce my TBR. What about you?

  2. Bryan G. Robinson January 9, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    I think I read a little over 80 books, so I’m in your ballpark. Nice even split of men to women authors. I’d like to increase my numbers there in the new year, but I’m already starting with a male author (Ron Chernow with his biography of Alexander Hamilton).

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