It’s time to crunch some reading stats! I read 127 books in 2018 totalling 44,849 pages, which is the most I’ve read since 2013. I put this down to finally getting the hang of audiobooks. My average page count per book was 353, so it’s not even because I read tiny books. I averaged out at 123 pages read per day. Not too shabby.
I read 33 books by BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicity) authors which is 26%. I was aiming for 30% so I was close, but could do better. My gender split was skewed towards women with 85 books by female authors (69%), 34 by male authors (26%) and 8 co-authored by both (5%).
My longest book was Kingdom of Ash at 980 pages and the shortest was The Only Harmless Great Thing at 93 pages. My average rating was 3.7, so generally a very good year for quality. I gave 18 books 5 stars.
I only read 29 books off my pre-2018 TBR, which isn’t so good. I did use the library a bit more this year and took in 212 new-to-me books. I spent a whopping £825.28 on books averaging at £3.89 per book (this includes ARCs, borrowing and gifts, so the real average is a little higher at £5.03).
I have been trying to reduce Amazon use but due to ebook sales they were still my top source of books, accounting for 96 of my new books. I bought 26 from Waterstones, my top source for physical books, and 19 from Wordery.