It’s almost the end of another month, wow this year is FLYING by!
I don’t know about all my fellow readers out there, but I found January to be a surprisingly productive month. I ticked off so many things from my ever-growing to do list, and I got a new job. Yay me!
I had a fairly good reading month too, coming in with 10 finished books and 3 current reads.
I thought I’d try out something like a wrap up, but with my reading statistics because I found that stuff really interesting and I’d like to keep it going so that I have some record to look back on this time next year.
SO! Without further ado here are my January reading stats:
Books I read this month:
- A Very Large Expanse of Sea, by Tahereh Mafi (297 pages)
- How to Have a Beautiful Mind, by Edward De Bono (232 pages)
- The Rest of Us Just Live Here, by Patrick Ness (317 pages)
- A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness (226 pages)
- The Girl Who Fell (Chess Raven), by Violet Grace (384 pages)
- The Little Prince, by Antoine De Saint-Exupery (93 pages)
- A Court of Thorns and Roses, by Sarah J. Maas (419 pages)
- The Liar’s Chair, by Rebecca Whitney (224 pages)
- The Cabin at the End of the World, by Paul Tremblay (272 pages)
- The Cruel Prince, by Holly Black (370 pages)
My star ratings vs. Goodreads’ average ratings:
- A Very Large Expanse of Sea: 4.5 out of 5 stars/4.34 out of 5 stars
- How to Have a Beautiful Mind: 2.5 out of 5 stars/3.64 out of 5 stars
- The Rest of Us Just Live Here: 3 out of 5 stars/3.73 out of 5 stars
- A Monster Calls: 4.5 out of 5 stars/4.37 out of 5 stars
- The Girl Who Fell (Chess Raven): 3 out of 5 stars/3.42 out of 5 stars
- The Little Prince: 5 out of 5 stars/4.30 out of 5 stars
- A Court of Thorns and Roses: 5 out of 5 stars/4.27 out of 5 stars
- The Liar’s Chair: 2.5 out of 5 stars/3.23 out of 5 stars
- The Cabin at the End of the World: 3 out of 5 stars/3.36 out of 5 stars
- The Cruel Prince: 4 out of 5 stars/4.18 out of 5 stars
My average rating of 3.7 vs. Goodreads’ average rating of 3.9
My highest and lowest rated books vs. Goodreads’ highest and lowest rated books:
A Court of Thorns and Roses (at 5 stars) vs. A Monster Calls (at 4.37 stars)
How to Have a Beautiful Mind (at 2.5 stars) vs. The Liar’s Chair (at 3.23 stars)
The book with the most pages vs. The book with the least pages:
A Court of Thorns and Roses (at 419 pages) vs. The Little Prince (at 93 pages)
Formats used for reading in January:
- A Court of Thorns and Roses
10% Physical book
- A Very Large Expanse of Sea
- How to Have A Beautiful Mind
- The Rest of Us Just Live Here
- A Monster Calls
- The Girl Who Fell (Chess Raven)
- The Little Prince
- The Liar’s Chair
- The Cabin at the End of the World
- The Cruel Prince
Other interesting numbers:
- I read consistently for 27 of the 31 days of January, adding up to a total of 2,834 pages.
- On average that would mean reading about 105 pages a day, however my most read pages in a day was 478 pages, and my slowest reading day consisted of only 28 pages (not including the last 4 days of the month since I didn’t read at all).
- Of the 10 books I read this month 60% were Young Adult (Fantasy & Contemporary), 30% Adult Fiction (Mystery/Thriller & Literary/Classics), and 10% Non-Fiction (Self-Help/Psychology).
- 2 of the 10 books were re-reads in a different format to the original read (A Monster Calls & The Little Prince).
- 1 of the 10 books was read as part of a read-a-thon called the Buzzword-a-thon hosted by Booktuber BooksandLala (The Liar‘s Chair).
- 9 of the 10 books were mood reads (meaning I did not pick them as ‘to be read’ beforehand).
- 9 of the 10 books were borrowed from the library.
- 1 of the 10 books was taken from my own shelf to read.
- I own 4 of the 10 books (I just chose to read/listen to them in a format that I did not own).
I managed to read more in January than I have in a long time, (February has already been a slow start reading wise). I think this is because I ended up having a lot of free time in January, so I would just plug my headphones in and listen to a book while I did house or yard work. I found it interesting to hear my friends call it cheating or ‘not really reading’ whenever I mentioned how much more I had read since listening to audio-books. I don’t subscribe to that way of thinking, and I find I enjoy audio-books just as much, if not more than a regular book.
– HAPPY READING! –