What My Book Stats Say About My 2021 Reading Year

I am a huge nerd that loves looking at stats so I couldn’t let the year go

by without sharing with y’all my book stats for 2021! Hope you enjoy

seeing how I spent my reading year and here’s to 2022 being even

better and bringing some great reads!


The Big Picture: An Overall Look

at My Reading Year



Number of Books Read Per Month: 



This list was quite surprising to me. I mean I knew there would be some

variety in the number of books read each month and that some months

would be lower than others, but seeing that I read 9 books in August

was certainly not what I was expecting. Shoot I wasn’t expecting to see any

month with a number that high! 


Book Lengths


I might love to read, but y’all big books still intimidate the crap out of

me so it doesn’t surprise me that my average book length is around 400 pages. 


How My Reading Choices Compared

to Other Goodreads Users





An average rating of 3.6 for the year isn’t too bad.


Genre Breakdown


YA=blue Adult=orange




This genre breakdown surprised me in more than one way. First, I want

to address the fact that not only did I read more adult than YA, but

I read a LOT more adult than YA. Am I finally starting to grow

up a little with my reading tastes? Lol 


Next, we have the subgenres. I never really thought of myself as someone

who reads a lot of fantasy, but these stats don’t lie. Out of the 38 books

I read in 2021 12 of them were fantasy for a total of 32% which was by

far the highest percentage of all the genres. The second highest was

historical fiction which again came as a real shocker to me because in all

honesty I thought I didn’t even like historical fiction books.  


Author Talk


1st Time Reading a Book From:  24/27 Authors



Read Book By Them Before: 3/27 Authors



I’m honestly not surprised to see that the majority of the authors

I read from this past year were first time authors for me. I don’t know

why, but I don’t seem to be the most loyal reader (unless you are Cassandra Clare)

and instead like to sample a little something from everyone. lol Although I can

tell you now that I will for sure have more author loyalty in 2022 and already

am planning on picking up more from Andy Weir, Marissa

Meyer, Taylor Jenkins Reid, and Victoria Schwab.


List of all the books I read in 2021:



The Lunar Chronicles (Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, & Winter) by Marissa Meyer 

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Normal People by Sally Rooney

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger 

Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

Mexican-Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Redshirts by John Scalzi

Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Hunting Prince Dracula  by Kerri Maniscalco

Escaping From Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco

Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Conceal, Don’t Feel by Jen Calonita

Mirror, Mirror by Jen Calonita 

Peak by Roland Smith

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

World War Z by Max Brooks

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Leave It to Psmith by P.G. Wodehouse

Elevation by Stephen King



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