2019 Book Stats

This past year has been my best ever for reading and I finished 204 books. This was 4 more than last year. and 14 ahead of my Good Reads Target. So here are my stats for the last years reading.

My pages read was 51495 in total, and my monthly average of books was 17, just ahead of last years, 16.7. This broke down into these monthly totals:

January – 20

February – 17

March – 16

April – 17

May – 21

June – 17

July – 17

August – 16

September – 17

October – 16

November – 17

December – 13

The split of books read

Male Authors – 136

Female Authors – 68 i.e. 33%

This was 2% down on last year’s reading

Review Copies  – 90 (last year was 109)

Library Books – 89 (last year was 73)

Own Books– 25 (last year was 18) I still really need to read more of my own books that I have bought.

 

Non-Fiction – 160 – 78%

Fiction – 29 – 14.5%

Poetry – 15 – 7.5%

 

Stars Awarded:

5 Stars – 16 Books
4.5 Stars – 20 Books
4 Stars – 71 Books
3.5 stars – 51 Books
3 stars – 34 Books
2.5 Stars – 9 Books
2 Stars – 3 Books
1.5 stars 0 Books
1 stars – 0 Books

 

Genre

I use a spreadsheet to keep a note of the types and genres of books that I read. There are detailed below:

Genre Number Read
Travel 40
Fiction 22
Natural History 21
Memoir 16
Poetry 16
Science 15
Miscellaneous 8
Landscape 7
Fantasy 5
History 4
Britain 4
Woodlands 4
Politics 4
Books 3
Humour 3
Biography 3
True Crime 2
Gardening 2
Science Fiction 2
Psychology 2
Photography 2
Food 2
Mental Health 2
Cycling 1
Engineering 1
Weather 1
Economics 1
Language 1
Architecture 1
Art 1
Navigation 1
Technology 1
Information Society 1
Maths 1
Sport 1
Behavioural Economics 1
Spying 1
Families 1

 

Publishers

These are the number of books read by each publisher. Bloomsbury were top last year too.

Publisher Number of books
Bloomsbury 11
Faber & Faber 10
Unbound 10
Jonathan Cape 9
Eland 9
Little Toller 7
Penguin 7
Elliott & Thompson 6
Canongate 5
AA Publishing 5
William Collins 5
Riverrun 4
Summersdale 3
Sandstone Press 3
Ebury Press 3
4th Estate 3
Gollancz 3
Simon & Schuster 3
Granta 3
W&N 3
Nicholas Brealey 3
Saraband 3
John Murray 2
Viking 2
Chatto & Windus 2
Transworld 2
Michael O’Mara Books 2
Ladybird 2
Corgi 2
Hodder & Stoughton 2
Oneworld 2
The Text Publishing Company 2
Hamish Hamilton 2
Bantam Press 2
Profile 2
Vintage 2
Harvill Secker 2
Head of Zeus 2
Atlantic 2
Picador 2
Fly on The Wall Press 1
Biteback Publishing 1
Quadrille 1
Octopus Books 1
Titan Books 1
Bradt Travel Guides 1
William Heinemann 1
Particular Books 1
Pan Macmillan 1
Harper Perenial 1
Eye Books 1
Penned in the Margins 1
Allen Lane 1
Abacus 1
Mayfly Press 1
Windmill 1
Chatto & Windas 1
Batsford 1
Square Peg 1
Brewers 1
Cajun Mutt Press 1
Profile Books 1
The Selkie Press 1
Quercus 1
Tinder Press 1
Random House 1
Arena 1
Alard Coles 1
Little Brown 1
Routledge 1
W.W. Norton 1
Headline 1
CB Editions 1
Bloodaxe Books 1
Yale 1
Sceptre Books 1
Eland 1
Hornet Books 1
Patrician Press 1
Sort of Books 1
Influx Press 1
Icon Books 1
Trapeze 1
Text Publishing 1
SilverWood Books 1
Thames & Hudson 1
The Bodley Head 1
Scribner 1
Platypus Press 1
Preface Publishing 1
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2 Comments

  1. Liz Dexter

    Great stats and you have the best non-fiction to fiction ratio of anyone I follow (I was down a bit last year after reaching equality in 2018!). Here’s to more great reading in 2020!

    • Paul

      Ah, thank you, Liz. It was much higher than I thought, normally it is around 70 / 30 split.

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