Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Book/blog stats for 2008

I realize it’s a bit late to be posting my stats for last year, but better late than never! (And besides I want to record these for comparison purposes in future years.) So here goes...

Books read: 62
Books reviewed: 22 (35%)
2008 reviews to be posted in 2009: 7

Fiction: 51 (82%)
Nonfiction: 11 (18%)

Books by female authors: 53 (85%)
Books by male authors: 9 (15%)
Books by multiple authors: 4* (6%)

Rereads: 4 (6%)
Books read to me: 1 (2%)

ARCs read: 11 (18%)
Review copies read: 12 (19%)

Books won in giveaways: 10
Giveaways on my blog: 2
Books given away: 6

Challenges started and completed: 1

Blog posts: 116
Guest posts on my blog: 1
Guest posts I’ve done on other blogs: 2

Blog visitors (Aug 25 to Dec 31): 3812†
Average # reviews posted per month (Aug to Nov): 3.25‡
Most read post (other than giveaways): Reviews of The Corpse Will Keep & Farthing

I should have kept track of how many books I bought in 2008! Now that might be a bit of a scary number when compared to how many I read...

*The books by multiple authors are either all male or all female.
†According to Google Analytics, which I only set up on August 25.
‡I only started posted reviews regularly in August and didn’t post any in December.


  1. It looks like you had a busy 2008! I gave you an award here.

  2. Wow, what a great year in books! :-)

  3. You sure do read a LOT of female authors. You're the first blogger I've seen so far who has such a large female to male ratio! I like it!

    As for your idea of keeping track of how many books I buy.... Oh goodness! A whole nother demon indeed! I worry that the number of books I buy may exceed the number of books I read!

  4. You had a great year! Interesting stats, thanks for sharing them. I should keep track of the number of books that I adding to my shelves as well.

  5. I think it might be a good idea to keep track of how many books I buy too -- it would be an interesting study at least! Also to keep track of how many books I mooch from Book Mooch and buy at library sales or used bookstores.

  6. I did keep track of the books I bought and received as gifts or for review last year, but I was too embarrassed to post the totals. LOL

  7. Yay, reading stats. Looks like you had a great year. It's funny I also read a lot more women authors although this year I seem to be about even so far.

  8. I love reading other bloggers' stats. I also read female authors more than twice as much as male authors in 2008. Which is a first for me, for sure.

  9. Thank you so much, Jo-Jo! I haven't forgotten about this award, I just haven't had time to figure out who to pass it on to next.

    Thanks, Marie!

    Saveophelia, Bonnie and Dorothy, I think I will keep track of how many books I acquire (one way or another) in 2009. I reserve the right not to make that stat public though!

    Literary Feline, I have a feeling I might feel the same way next year, when I post my next lot of statistics!

    Iliana and Lenore, I've actually gotten "better" at reading books written by men; for a while there I was pretty much reading only women (especially when it came to fiction).

  10. Ohh!! So I was thinking, 62 books, that's not bad, I calculated I read almost 50 books in ' wait, I actually read one every TWO weeks, so that's something like 25 books in '08....waaah! i'm jealous!