Here we are, well over half-way through the first month of 2016 and I am just getting around to sharing a summary of my 2015 reading! I debated whether to even share this but then Stephany shared hers last week so I figured I could still share mine!
I've been using goodreads.com for many years to track my reading but in 2015 I decided to also keep a spreadsheet so that I could keep track of the source of the books I read. What can I say - I'm a math major data geek! In 2015, I read 84 books and here is a pie chart break down of how I sourced the books I read.
As the chart shows, I clearly get most of my books from the library as 58 out 84 of the books I read came from the library. I did end up buying 5, but 4 out of 5 of the books I bought were book club books that I couldn't get from the library in time for our discussion. Overall, my spending on books was pretty low for the year, but if you included the books I bought as gifts for friends or my nieces/nieces and faux nieces/nephews, the number would be much bigger as I pretty much exclusively gift books to the little people in my life.
Here are some other stats about the 84 books I read, courtesy of goodreads.com:
- Total number of pages was 25,861
- The shortest book was 137 pages (I Feel Bad About My Neck)
- The longest book was 528 pages (The Engagements)
- The average length was 312 pages
- My average rating was 3.6
In 2016, I'm planning to track more in my spreadsheet, such as the genre of the book and the sex of the author as I'm curious about the breakdown of what I read each year.
Do you use anything to track your reading (goodreads, a spreadsheet, something else)? Do you use the library or do you tend to buy the books you read? If you are on goodreads and we aren't friends, please friend request me as I love seeing what others are reading!