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2020 Reading Stats

Hello my fellow data nerds! It’s February and I really wanted this post up earlier since it’s about my reading stats from 2020, but here we are…

I keep track of my reading every year in a few ways, but the one tool that really helps me is this Reading Tracker Spreadsheet made each year by Crini. It really helps me keep track of all of the books I’ve read each year, along with tons of stats about them (genre, age range, format, author, what reading challenges they count for, etc.). So thanks, Crini, for continuing to have these awesome spreadsheets for us to use!

So here are some basic stats of what I read last year:

I read 103 books over the year. 51 of those were graphic novels, and 2 were manga. I reviewed exactly 0 of them. (I hope to review some books this year!) And here are some more stats, in fun chart or graph form:

April was a pretty good reading month for me. I was at home, not working because of the pandemic, and I was able to get through a lot of books. I also read a lot of graphic novels during the early months of the pandemic. In December I also checked out quite a few graphic novels so that I could meet my goal of 100 books.

Ever since starting to work at the library in 2018, I really have been borrowing a lot more books than I’ve been buying. And while I still need to read plenty of books I already own, I am proud of the fact that I’ve cut my spending down quite a bit.

This format pie chart really reflects all those graphic novels I read this past year, since the format I usually use most these days is audiobook.

A few years ago, my chart would have been much more blue, with only a few adult books. But in the past couple of years I’ve been trying to read more adult books as well. And the reason I read so many this year was also because of all those graphic novels I read.

This one is a fun graph I decided to add this year. With Crini’s spreadsheet, I’m able to easily track the genres of the books I read. And this graph pretty accurately depicts which genres I prefer to read.

And finally, this graph is a bit surprising, since I usually don’t re-read so many books each year, but this past year I re-read 31 books!


Well there you have it! Crini’s spreadsheet actually gives you lots more stats, but I just decided to share these. Leave me a link to your 2020 reading stats if you wrote a post about yours. I’d love to see them!

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