I’m jumping on the bandwagon and also sharing my year in books! I love it when Goodreads does this feature every year, because I always find reading statistics to be really interesting, whether they’re my own or someone else’s.
I read 59,696 pages across 147 books. I kept my Goodreads goal at 52, so one a week, even though I knew I’d beat it. One a week is a comfortable amount and gives me some wiggle room, in case I go off and do nothing but play video games for a week *cough*very possible*cough*
The longest book I read was A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander #6) by Diana Gabaldon, at 1,439 pages. Somehow even though this was longer than the previous book in the series, I read it MUCH more quickly.
The shortest book I read was 154 pages – Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne, which I decided to finally read after playing the game 80 Days on Steam (highly recommended!)
My rating breakdown looks like this, with an average rating of 3.9:
- 5 stars: 47
- 4 stars: 47
- 3 stars: 41
- 2 stars: 9
- 1 star: 3
- Did not finish: 3 (not counted in my final total)
I read within the following genres: Fantasy (43), Science Fiction (38), Non-Fiction (27), Contemporary (13), Graphic Novel (7), Historical Fiction (4), Crime/Thriller (4), Paranormal (7), Classic (4).
This split is quite surprising – fantasy and science fiction are no surprise, but I didn’t realise I read so much non-fiction this year. This mostly comprises of historical non-fiction, biographies and travel books.
The highest rated book on Goodreads that I read in 2017 was the excellent The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. The lowest was Swords and Scoundrels (Duelists Trilogy #1) by Julia Knight, which I personally quite enjoyed!
I re-read quite a few books, including all but one of the Harry Potter series, and finally started my re-read of A Song of Ice and Fire, which will continue into 2018.