2019 Reading Stats: Who and What Did I Read This Year

I am so excited for this post. In all my years as a book blogger, I’ve never done an in depth, statistic-oriented post looking back at my reading habits. I didn’t have any major reading goals for 2019, so it’s interesting to see what I ended up picking up without any reading challenges requiring me to pick up specific things. A few things were not surprising like what genre I picked up the most, but others, like how many books by Latinx authors and by authors of color I read were pleasant surprises. I think this year has been my best year in terms of book ratings. Picking up more diverse books really improved the enjoyment I got out of books this year and I want to continue this in 2020. Let’s take a look at my stats…

Do you do statistic-oriented reading posts for yourself? Did you read more diversely this year? What genre did you pick up most in 2019? Which stat are you looking to improve? Leave me a link if you did a similar post!

23 thoughts on “2019 Reading Stats: Who and What Did I Read This Year

  1. Wow thatโ€™s a great analysis… I was able to do pie charts for my 2019 reading as well, but your graphics are excellent and so meticulous and beautiful and Iโ€™m feeling jealous ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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        1. Haha but I have to say you are… even with Canva, itโ€™s still your creativity and having that idea and vision is awesome ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜


  2. I love looking at everyoneโ€™s stats and would love to track mine better, but when it comes down to it, Iโ€™m lucky I keep up with what I manage to track in the first place. Congrats on doing so well and reading so diversely! I always find such great book recommendations here!

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  3. It looks like you had a great reading year! Every so often you post about being in a slump, but 75 books is nothing to wipe one’s nose at.

    Question: I was having a conversation with a fellow blogger who is white, like me, and I said that I felt uncomfortable creating stats on authors of color because some people don’t make clear how they identify, and there’s something about guessing that made me feel wrong. For instance, I read a Mexican-American author whose skin looks very white. I don’t think it’s my place to tell this author that she is not white, but she’s Hispanic, so where does she fit in? The other blogger said she would include this white Mexican-American author in her writers of color category. Do you have any thoughts on this?

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    1. I may be hard on myself if I don’t read for several days. I would say that it’s probably not a great idea to police people’s identities and a good solution is something I was going to do, but I couldn’t get it to fit, you can list racial and ethnic minorities as a category instead.


      1. My solution was to step back and not even try to label anyone, because that’s not my place. I know there are writers out there who don’t want readers to read with the author’s personal identity in mind, too. Zora Neale Hurston was one of the loudest proponents of this. Also, when I read Ali Wong’s memoir, she was insistent that people not label her a female comedian, or an Asian comedian. Overall, I feel more comfortable gauging stats I feel are fairly easy to confirm. I appreciate you weighing in on this ๐Ÿ™‚


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