Amanda’s 2018 Wrap Up

Hi, lovelies! I was inspired by the lovely Rae @ Thrifty Bibliophile to make some graphs and charts to get a visual on the statistics of my reading. She does these awesome monthly posts with all sorts of statistics like page numbers and her book ratings. Check out her November post to see what I’m talking about. She goes way more in-depth than I’m going to in this post, but I had to give her credit as my inspiration for this post. And even more credit as I was putting these graphics together because I realized how much work it takes to make them.

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The first visual I decided to make was to sort my books by genre and see how they divided up. This is the graph I was most excited to make because I really wanted to see what it would look like when I split up my reading habits like this. It’s clear that I read more young adult fiction than adult, and fantasy most of all. This shows me that next year I might try a little harder to disperse my reading a little more evenly among the genres.

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The chart for what formats I read in is another interesting. I’ve always had a preference for physical books, but I’ve moved around quite a bit in the last year and eBooks became my best friend. Making this chart I actually realized that I didn’t pick up a physical book until April. Despite this, I still read a majority of physical books. This year I also listened to an audiobook for the first time ever in August. I learned that I’m pretty picky when it comes to the audiobooks I like, but when I find ones I do like I can fly through them. I’m very interested to see how this will change year to year.

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This is the visual that became the most interesting to me after making it. It really reflects events in my life. I moved across the country at the end of April and the next few months unpacking and organizing my house and preparing for the birth of my daughter, who arrived in August. I just thought it was interesting how this graph really reflected what was going on in my life.

It was honestly so fun to make these charts and graphs and to see my reading experiences for the year in such a visual way. In 2019 I’m going to aim to keep track of the publication years of what I read so I can compare how many backlist books vs. new releases. I also want to keep track of my star ratings, though I don’t rate books here on the blog, I do rate them on GoodReads and I think it would be interesting to see how much I’ve liked the books I read over the year.

Did you do a year-end wrap-up post with any visuals like mine? Feel free to leave a link in the comments so I can see them!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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