I had a really good reading month in January. This could be due to the fact that I was on holidays for some of it and the 24in48 hour readathon took place. 20 books is a lot for me to get through in any given month but at least it gives me a lot of juicy statistics to work my way through.
I am still working on the best format for these monthly wrap ups but I use a combination of this spreadsheet created by Let's Read on youtube and the Book Riot Reading Log. The combination means I have way too many charts that I know what to do with so I thought I would share.
Note that this is just a selection from my spreadsheet. I track many more categories but it would be a lot longer post if I included them all. The end of year wrap post will include ALL the juicy stats so there is something to look forward to ;)
Click on the below graphs to my expectations vs reality and explanations behind some of the results.
At the bottom of the post will be all the 20 books I read, grouped by star rating if you aren't that bothered by the stats. The review of the books will be hyperlinked so you will be able to see what I thought of each book.
Please click the heart symbol below this post if you like this format for a monthly wrap up and leave a comment if any of the stats are a surprise, if you have read any of the books listed or if you also like to lose yourself in large amounts of book data.
I can't wait to see what the rest of the reading year will look like.
Happy Reading x
- The Adventure of the Three Students by Arthur Conan Doyle | The Return of Sherlock Holmes #9
- Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley | Magonia #1
- Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
- Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
- The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez by Arthur Conan Doyle | The Return of Sherlock Holmes #10
- Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
- Keep you Safe by Melissa Hill
- The Adventure of the Abbey Grange by Arthur Conan Doyle | The Return of Sherlock Holmes #12
- Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao | Rise of the Empress #1
- Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
- The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
- The Adventure of the Missing Three-Quarter by Arthur Conan Doyle | The Return of Sherlock Holmes #11
- The Changeling by Victor LaValle
- The Adventure of the Second Stain by Arthur Conan Doyle | The Return of Sherlock Holmes #13
- The Cruel Prince by Holly Black | The Folk of the Air #1
- Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller | Mask of Shadows #1
- Monstress Vol. 1: Awakening by Marjorie M. Liu; Illustrated by Sana Takeda | Monstress #1
- The Hours by Michael Cunningham
- A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L'Engle | Time Quintet #2
- Kindred by Octavia E. Butler