Now that we are a week into the new year, I guess it's time to review last year. I'll start with the goals I made last year and review how that went. Then I will go over the stats for the year.
2018 Goals Review
Read 50 books - I ended up reading 69 or 70 books in 2018. Blew this goal out of the water and doubled it for 2019.
Do the Read Harder Challenge - I finished the Read Harder Challenge in the second week of December. Perfect timing.
Read at least 9 book club books - I think I read 11 book club books, but definitely no less than 10. Passed!
Keep track of Book Stats - I kept track of various stats throughout the year, such as, gender of author, whether the author was a person of color, what genre the book was, and what audience it was intended for. This year, I have expanded my reading journal and I'm super excited about it. Maybe I'll do a post on what I have done for my bookish bullet journal.
So that's my goals review. I think I met all my goals for the year! Amazing!
Now: a rundown of what I've read in 2018 as captured by the stats I kept.
Female: 50 (72% of books were by women. Crushed last year's 59%!)
Authors of color: 13 (That's 19% of all books read. Last year it was 12%. Improvement!)
75% of the books I read in 2018 were for Adults. 17% were for YA audiences.
30% of my 2018 books were non-fiction. More than any other category. This is surprising to me. Last year was 25% but it didn't seem like more. Weird.
21% were contemporary fiction or classics set in their own times.
16% were graphic novels or manga.
7% were historical fiction
6% were fantasy
3% were short Stories
3% were Picture books
I read one romance book and one science fiction book.
That's what I got. What trends did you notice for 2018? Did you read more books? Did you read better books?