I can hardly believe it but, including re-reads, I read over 200 books last year! 190 were new reads, 16 re-reads – of those 206 books, 24 were paper books, 182 were audiobooks (thank you, Libby app!) and I also DNF’d (Did Not Finish 4 other books).
I thought it would be fun and informative to see how my reading stats broke down, so here we go:
For the record, I’m not counting the re-reads in this breakdown, or the two short story anthologies, so I’m working from a total of 188 books.
Of those books:
- 12 were MG
- 114 were YA (61 of those were Contemporaries)
- 62 were Adult
56 had main or POV characters with some kind of marginalization (including race, gender, sexual preference, chronic illness/disability, and/or mental health issues).
Those books had 145 different authors (some books were co-authored), of those authors (from what I could see on their bios):
- 27 were Male
- 118 were Female
- (None were Non-Binary that I know of – definitely something to try and do better on next year)
Of those Authors:
- 36 were (according to their bios) people of colour, LGBTQIA, chronically ill/disabled, or non-neurotypical – again, definitely a number I’m aiming to beat this year
If you’re interested in finding out the best books I read in 2018, check out these posts (Parts One, Two, and Three of my Favourite Reads).
I don’t know if I’ll read quite as many books this year (I kind of hope I don’t, because it’ll mean I’m spending more time writing), but I will aim to read more by non-white, non-cis, non-straight, non-healthy authors.
What are your reading goals for 2019? Let me know in the comments.