Hello everyone! I’m here with a very nerdy post about my 2020 reading stats. This is going to be a combination of my Goodreads Year in Books which you can view here, and my own stats from the amazing reading spreadsheet I use by Reader Vicarious. The up to date version of the spreadsheet is here if you want to use it too! I love seeing my reading stats all in one place, and I thought it would be cool to post them here with my year in reading.
I read 87 books last year, which is the most I’ve ever read in a year! I also read 22 more books than I read in 2019, and 6000 more pages.
I also believe Kingdom of Ash is the longest book I’ve ever read! I’ve been getting into novellas and shorter books recently too, and I think there will be more in my 2021 reading.
My average book length was actually shorter in 2020 than in the previous year, going from 413 to 387.
I finally read Divergent this year, alongside a few others that have been on my TBR for a while! I have a lot of hyped series on my TBR for 2021 too.
Goodreads says my average rating for the year was actually 4.1 stars, but my least favourite thing about Goodreads is the fact you can’t rate in half stars. It’s also one of my favourite things about using the reader spreadsheet, because as you can see from these stats, I use half stars so much, and definitely a lot more than I used to. When I’m rating on Goodreads, I round up rather than down, so I felt like the 4.1 average was probably much less accurate than this graphic.
I tend to not re-read books when I have a lot on my TBR, and let me tell you, my TBR has only grown recently. I found it interesting (but not surprising) that I read a lot on my backlist, because also I don’t tend to read new releases as much with so much on my TBR. In any case, this actually has more than I expected on it from 2020 new releases!
I found this really interesting to see too, as I have definitely changed over the years, and I read so much more fantasy than I used to. It would be so interesting to see my years in comparison, but I’ve sadly only been using this template for the past year!
I expected my books per month to be higher in March-June when we were in lockdown in the UK at the start of the year, and I was shocked to find my reading got better as the year went on. But I think finding new ways to read (audiobooks are amazing!) and getting into my stride, really helped me read more.
So those are my very nerdy stats for 2020! I find this fascinating to look back on and I hope you’ve enjoyed this post too!
May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽