Recap: January Reading Stats

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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:

  1. A Very Large Expanse of Sea, by Tahereh Mafi (297 pages)
  2. How to Have a Beautiful Mind, by Edward De Bono (232 pages)
  3. The Rest of Us Just Live Here, by Patrick Ness (317 pages)
  4. A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness (226 pages)
  5. The Girl Who Fell (Chess Raven), by Violet Grace (384 pages)
  6. The Little Prince, by Antoine De Saint-Exupery (93 pages)
  7. A Court of Thorns and Roses, by Sarah J. Maas (419 pages)
  8. The Liar’s Chair, by Rebecca Whitney (224 pages)
  9. The Cabin at the End of the World, by Paul Tremblay (272 pages)
  10. The Cruel Prince, by Holly Black (370 pages)

My star ratings vs. Goodreads’ average ratings:

  1. A Very Large Expanse of Sea: 4.5 out of 5 stars/4.34 out of 5 stars
  2. How to Have a Beautiful Mind: 2.5 out of 5 stars/3.64 out of 5 stars
  3. The Rest of Us Just Live Here: out of 5 stars/3.73 out of 5 stars
  4. A Monster Calls: 4.5 out of 5 stars/4.37 out of 5 stars
  5. The Girl Who Fell (Chess Raven): 3 out of 5 stars/3.42 out of 5 stars
  6. The Little Prince: out of 5 stars/4.30 out of 5 stars
  7. A Court of Thorns and Roses: out of 5 stars/4.27 out of 5 stars
  8. The Liar’s Chair: 2.5 out of 5 stars/3.23 out of 5 stars
  9. The Cabin at the End of the World: 3 out of 5 stars/3.36 out of 5 stars
  10. 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:

10% E-book

  1. A Court of Thorns and Roses

10% Physical book

  1. A Very Large Expanse of Sea

80% Audio-book

  1. How to Have A Beautiful Mind
  2. The Rest of Us Just Live Here
  3. A Monster Calls
  4. The Girl Who Fell (Chess Raven)
  5. The Little Prince
  6. The Liar’s Chair
  7. The Cabin at the End of the World
  8. 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).

Overall thoughts:

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! –

 

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