Time for some statistics, as it’s customary when the year approaches its end: this year I managed to read a round 60 books, which does not look much when compared with the amazing feats of some of my fellow bloggers, but it’s a nice goal for me – and as long as I can enjoy what I read, I’m more than happy. Moreover, only 3 of those 60 books ended up in the DNF category, which is a comforting number. Here is a “parade” of the covers, in all their blazing glory 🙂
This year I decided early on to keep an Excel file listing my books, totaling the number of pages read and keeping tracks of genres, ratings and so on, and since I’ve been oh-so-well organized 😀 I even managed to turn some of those data into nice-looking diagrams, which makes me feel quite accomplished!
For the record, those 60 books averaged a total of 20.269 pages read, and the first detail I was curious about was the subdivision of those pages into genres, so here is the first diagram:
Science Fiction and Fantasy are of course at the top of the list, being my favorite genres, but in 2020 I decided to “branch out” into crime/thrillers for some variety, and it seems that a good portion of my reading material went into this genre, particularly because I’ve been very lucky with my finds.
The second diagram I would like to share concerns book ratings: again, I’ve been quite fortunate in my choices because 46 books obtained a rating between 4 and 5 stars, and only 7 were below the 3-star rating.
And last but not least, I also enjoyed fiction in visual form through a number of TV series:
Season 4 of THE EXPANSE – 5 star rating
Season 1 of PICARD – 4 star rating
Season 1 of THE WITCHER – 3,5 star rating
Season 1 of LOCKE & KEY – 4 star rating
And a complete rewatch of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA for an overall 4,5 rating
Now all that’s left is to see what 2021 will bring, so my wish to you all for the new year is for a time with less stress and more good books to enjoy 🙂