I’d forgotten about this fun meme, A Month of Favorites, from Estella’s Revenge, GirlXOXO and Traveling with T. It’s an especially nice idea for this year, when looking around the online world is a dangerous game of chance—you could find adorable kittens or you could come across more depressing news from an orange troll. It’s made the concept of ‘holiday spirit’ a bit more of a challenge, but books are always a happy place so let’s get down to it.
Number of books I’ve read so far this year: 165. WHAT?! I know, it’s a lot, but keep in mind that I think of this blog as my job (even though I don’t get paid or earn money for it). Reading is my work.
Kinds of books I read: No surprise here, only 7% of my reading has been non-fiction. I’m a 93% fiction gal. That 93% breaks down into genres like this:
Literary and historical fiction are my favorites.
(yes, I am a book geek who also digs data and pie charts)
When I read and didn’t read: January and October were my biggest months for reading while September was the slowest (which is odd because it’s the biggest months for new releases).
More obscure details about my reading:
A year ago this stat did not exist because I did not read e-books. Now, thanks to a gift from a friend (I’m looking at you Steadfast Reader) 30% of my reading is done on a Kindle. Which is not to say I don’t still love me some print. There is nothing like the look and feel of paper.
It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of libraries, but this stat is a bit skewed because when it comes to reading books for review almost 100% of what I get comes from the publishers (pre-release date). The library number is the rest of my reading- which, I guess is a statistic in itself. About 35% of the reading I do is for pleasure.
Where I read:
Also known as my happy place. Although, in the interest of honesty, I read in almost every room of the house.
How about you? Let’s hear about what, when and where you read!