Mid Year Update

June 30, 2015 Year in Review 4

I normally do this at the end of the year but I thought it might be fun to do this mid year and see where my stats are now and how they change.

Best Books of Each Month

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Honorable Mentions

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Genre

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It should come as no surprise that contemporary far out weighs any other genre. I’d like to read a bit more of other genres, but we’ll see how that pans out.

Classification

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I’m pleased to see that YA is down from a year ago, where it was closer to 70%. I’ve made a point of wanting to read more adult books and that has definitely happened!

Ratings

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Most of my books have been 3 and 4 stars, which to me seems pretty normal. Not every book can be a 5 star and I know myself well enough to know what I will probably like and not like.

Format

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Over 50% of my reading came from eBooks and eARC’s which is not that big of a surprise. I’ve been purchasing more eBooks lately as I have space and financial constraints and it will probably stay that way for awhile. As much as I like physical copies I have to hold back.

Series vs. Standalones

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This year I decided to do something different and keep track of series in terms of duologies, trilogies and series (4 or more books) to see what I am reading more of. As you can see I still read a lot more series books than standalones, but it seems to be split between trilogies and true series.

Year Published

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It is absolutely no surprise to me that more than half the books I read have been published this year, as that has been the case the last 4 years. I’m hoping to read more from my TBR shelf this year so hopefully the prior years will get some more love!

How has your first half of the year gone?

Kimberly

4 Responses to “Mid Year Update”

  1. Jenny

    You seen to be pretty well balanced with everything. Don’t forget those older gems though. ;)
    I need to read more adult books too. I love YA but I need to broaden my horizons.
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