The Travelin' Librarian Uncategorized 2007 Reading Statistics

2007 Reading Statistics

Now that 2007 is over I can post all the stats I kept regarding my reading habits of the past 365 days. In 2007 I kept more detailed records so I’m just just relating “here’s the number of books I read”. The stats for 2007 are:

  • Number of books read: 150, of those…
  • Print books: 81
  • Printed pages: 25826
  • eBooks: 3
  • Audiobooks: 52
  • Fiction: 126
  • Non Fiction: 24
  • Graphic Novels: 14
  • Male authors: 147
  • Female authors: 16

A few notes on these numbers. The total number of authors will be higher than the total number of books since some books had multiple authors. These numbers do not include magazines and non-fiction articles. Also, I consider audiobooks “reading” though they can’t be included in the page count.

Lastly, I’m totally surprised at the very low number of female authors that make up my reading habits. It isn’t intentional but this is the first year I’ve tracked author gender so I don’t know if it’s typical or not.

Here’s to a book-filled 2008!

Update 2 Jan 2008: The nubmers have been fixed.

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4 thoughts on “2007 Reading Statistics”

  1. Rosario says:

    Okay, I’m no math wizard, but how can you have read 150 books yet the number of PRINT books read alone is 164? What’s wrong with this stat?

  2. Anonymous says:

    I don’t understand one of your stats:
    Number of books = 150
    Number of Print books = 164
    Number of ebooks = 3
    Number of audiobooks = 52
    That looks more like a total number of books of 219.

    You’ve inspired my 2008 New Year Resolution.

    I’m also curious about how the relative numbers in each format compares with that relation in our library holdings. What are our circ proportions of those media?

  3. Michael says:

    Thanks Rosario, there does seem to be a typo in there somewhere. I’ll check when I got home tonight and find/fix the mistake.

  4. Norma says:

    I consciously choose women authors, especially in fiction. Perhaps you subconsciously deselect.

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