2016 Statistics Survey



Thanks to Brittany at The Book Addicts Guide & Andi of Andi's ABCs for putting together the Statistics Survey 2016! Look at how my reading habits & my 2016 TBR stacked up!

Number of books read…
  • Total: 160-ish. I did a lot of rereads that I couldn't count via GR so I tend to forget those.
  • Under 250 pages (not including novellas): 4 *shakes fist at GR for counting all my audiobooks as "pages" read*
  • Between 400-449 pages: 9
  • Between 450-499 pages: 9
  • Over 500 pages: 5 (3 over 600)
  • Over 1000 pages: ZERO because ain't nobody got time for that
Number of…
  • Audiobooks: 74 (might go up one if I can get to it)
  • Re-reads: um. A lot? Every audio except three were rereads, I listened to several audiobooks multiple times, and a couple other books in physical or ebook format. So.... a lot. I'm going to hazard a guess it's somewhere around 90?
  • DNFs: none? I think? I don't like to DNF. It takes a lot. Although I did finally make a DNF shelf and move some books onto it after a permanent hiatus. In that case, 4.
Number of books rated…
  • Five Stars: 19 (10 actual books, 9 audiobooks)
  • One/Two Stars: 26 (17 actual books, 9 audiobooks)
Number of authors met in 2016: 86
Number of book events attended in 2016: 25
Number of books you read in one day: 42. But keep in mind I'm counting books that I read in 24 hours, even if it's technically over two days. When I was looking at my books on GR, I was pretty shocked how many of these are audiobooks because usually those take me several days.
Number of books that made you cry: a lot. Probably most. I'm totally a crier.
Number of 2017 books you have on pre-order: 16, I think, mostly on Amazon but one each on BD and B&N

Book read furthest away from home (vacation reads?): A Court of Mist & Fury (Baltimore, MD: 1,378 miles), First & Then audiobook (Chicago, IL: 932 miles)
Book that took you the longest to read: Book (and audio. I did both): Red Rising (20 days). Audiobooks: Wicked (1 month, 3 weeks, 5 days). Illuminae (straddled 2015/2016. 1 month, 2 weeks, 3 days). Dumplin (1 month exactly). It usually took so long because I was listening on CDs in my car instead of on my phone. If I'm not in the car much, it can take forever.
Book that you personally connected with the most: either Geekerella by Ashley Poston or The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli. Both beautiful 2017 reads!
Book that made you love the villain: I don't have any where I genuinely like the villain (sad because those are fun) so I'll say A Torch Against the Night because I love to hate the commandant. She a bitch.
Book you said you’d come back to but still haven’t picked up again: embarrassingly, I have like 13 books that this has happened to. Usually it was because I started it, but something more time-sensitive pushed it away and I forgot to go back. Most embarrassingly: Last Seen Leaving and And I Darken
Book you read waaaay before it’s publication date: The Upside of Unrequited. Once this book came into my possession, there was no way I was going to wait for it, and I'm so glad I didn't.
Book you read on your birthday: Looks like Truthwitch
Book with a character who shares your name: Gemina (character literally is me. I die.). My Lady Jane (awkward. She's the villain!). Trouble Makes a Comeback (moonshiner. WTF is wrong with these characters???).
Book you weren’t entirely truthful about when rating: nope. If anything, my ratings were lower than ever this year. I had waaay too many 1 and 2 star reads.
Book you read in 2016 but already want to re-read: Well, I kinda have already reread several since I do audio rereads, but definitely Gemina, Geekerella, Upside of Unrequited, ACOMAF, This Adventure Ends, The Score, The Beauty of Darkness, and probably a few others.
Book you borrowed from a friend a long time ago and still have: Um... I think I'm pretty good about returning things, but I think Stardust, which I borrowed from a coworker in college in 2008. I literally never say this, but watch the movie instead. It's incredible.
Book you which you could go back and read for the first time again: See my want to reread list!
Most books read by one author this year: 15. I read oh so much Sarina Bowen.

Happiest & saddest: Weirdly enough, both are 2017 books. Happiest is The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli. It just felt so good to read! Saddest BY FAR is Goodbye Days. I didn't go a single page without crying. I kept having to take breaks to breathe and rehydrate.
Longest & shortest…
  • By page number: The Beauty of Darkness (679 pages). Blonde Date (104 pages)
  • By title: I had a lot of really long titles, but: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (9 words, 50ish characters) and Us (2 letters)
  • From buying to reading: I have no idea. I don't keep track of that sort of thing. I own FAR too many books to attempt it. 
  • Audiobooks: A Court of Mist & Fury (23 hours, 17 minutes). Blonde Date (2 hours, 25 minutes)

Best & worst…
  • Average rating on Goodreads: HighestA Court of Mist & Fury (4.74. I gave it 5). Lowest: Just Another Girl (3.31 stars. I gave it 2, but so few people have it right now. I'm sure it'll go up)
  • Books you read & your rating: Best: IT'S TOO HARD TO PICK! 5 stars to The Upside of Unrequited, Blonde DateGemina, A Court of Mist and FuryThis Adventure Ends, The Beauty of Darkness, Geekerella, Girl Against the Universe, and Trouble is a Friend of Mine. Worst: 1 star (would probably give less) to The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, The Professional, and Wink Poppy Midnight
  • Series enders: Best: THE BEAUTY OF DARKNESS YASS QUEEN LIA GET IT. Also pretty happy with The Winner's Kiss and Crooked KingdomWorst: Lady Renegades, but I was also pretty disappointed in The Goal, The Boy is Back, Us, Beautiful, and The Rose and the Dagger
  • Audiobooks: Best: 5 stars to Blonde Date (I listened to it like 7 times), Beautiful Player (also about 7 times), Gemina, ACOMAF, My True Love Gave to Me, Since You've Been Gone, Illuminae, These Broken Stars, Just One Year, and A Torch Against the NightWorst: the audiobook for The Mistake can burn in hell (I'd say this for The Deal also, but I listened to that in 2015. But what the hell; they can meet there). Also not good: One Night That Changes Everything, The Rose and the Dagger (I DO NOT like that narrator), and Dream of You

First & last…
  • Reads of 2016: The Year We Hid Away (Jan 1) and (hopefully) The Book Jumper or an audiobook after The Winner's Kiss.
  • Books on your bookcase (1st book on the top left and last book on the bottom right): This doesn't fucking work with my book collection because there aren't enough shelves, and my books exist in precarious piles stacked haphazardly around my apartment.
  • Most disappointing & biggest pleasant surprise: yeesh. Really making me think here. I was disappointed in Rose & the Dagger after Wrath was wonderful. The Goal was also frustrating after such an amazing series. And The Hating Game, which ALL MY FRIENDS I ALWAYS AGREE WITH ON ROMANCE BOOKS, was not great. Good. But not great. I expected more. Red Rising. Just Another Girl. Summer Days & Summer Nights. Miss Mayhem & Lady Renegades. All the Feels. The Distance from A to Z. The My Lady Jane audiobook. Lots of disappointment. DELIGHTFUL SURPRISES: Trouble is a Friend of Mine, Walk the Edge, and The Witch Hunter. I love Katie McGarry, but I've been iffy on several of her recent books, and Razor was supposed to be a psycho. Trouble was not really on my radar, but it was AMAZING. And I didn't hear much about The Witch Hunter, but what I did hear wasn't impressive. BUT THEN I REALLY LIKED IT. YAY for unexpected goodness.

Fandom you joined & one you abandoned: As with everyone else, I am fully invested in Team Rhys now in ACOTAR. I didn't abandon the fandom, per se, but I am not very invested in the Shadowhunter Chronicles anymore. I still haven't read CoHF so I can't possibly pick up Lady Midnight. I knew like 6 years ago that promising so many books would make it difficult for me to keep up. I just hate the wait. And as much as I love Susan Dennard and Truthwitch, that's not at all a fandom I want to be intensely involved with, even though I'll read the books.
Series you picked up & series you quit: I started a bunch of new series this year, but the two I'm most excited about right now are Trouble is a Friend of Mine/Trouble Makes a Comeback and The Witch Hunter. I didn't quit series so much as do a really, really poor job finishing them. One that I'm taking an intentional break from, though, is the Beyond series by Kit Rocha (it's erotica).
Most lenient & harshest ratings: I do judge my romance and my YA on a different scale. If a romance is entertaining and swoony, I'm bound to enjoy it, which means mostly 4s with some 5s. I demand more from my YA: better characterization, writing, inclusivity, plot development, etc. My harshest rating is probably for The Mistake audio, though, because I really loved the book, but the narrator is AWFUL. Most lenient rating... I don't know. Maybe for my reread of the audio for My True Love Gave to Me? I gave it five stars because it's so enjoyable as a reread that things that used to bother me don't anymore.
Most hyped & furthest under the radar that you read: Most hyped: Truthwitch, ACOMAF, Crooked Kingdom, The Hating Game. Obviously. Under the radar (ymmv): Trouble is a Friend of Mine & Trouble Makes a Comeback


Book you read that is red: Remembrance by Meg Cabot
Starts with X, Y, or Z: You Before Anyone Else by Julie Cross & Mark Perino
Book you hugged when you finished it: Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Book you wanted to throw across a room: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (you know why)
Food you craved while/after reading a certain book: I always want, like, Mediterranean when I read Wrath and the Dawn and Rose and the Dagger because that's the closest I know to Middle Eastern food. Couscous and tzatziki sauce and gyros and lamb/chicken shawarma...
Book that became an instant go-to recommendation: This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills
Furthest out of your comfort zone: Natural Law by Joey W. HIll
Read on a recommendation (that you may not have picked up yourself): Not *quite* a recommendation, but I had to read Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick for work.
Forced yourself to finish: Wink Poppy Midnight or The Mistake audio
Series or author’s works you binged: I binged Sarina Bowen's Ivy Years series TWICE this year (once in ebook, once in audio)

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Number of posts in 2016: 44 (wooooow that is so very low oops)
Number of reviews posted this year: 13
Least coherent review: Gemina gif review because I was trying to avoid spoilers
Post with the most views: Mary's Clearing House giveaway, but the best non-giveaway post was my Hype Machine post THAT I LOVE
Post you wish you could re-write: none? I go back and fix typos, but I'm pretty damn proud of my blog (even though I don't post as much as I'd like to) so no. I wouldn't rewrite anything.



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