How do you keep track of your reading progress?
I’ve always used Goodreads, but this year I also decided to track my reading via a spreadsheet, like the nerd that I am. I tracked four different metrics: book genre, book “age group”, and format I read it in.
Since it’s almost halfway through the year… yes, I know it’s not quite halfway through the year yet… I decided to a quick analysis of how my reading life has been so far in 2021.
Books read so far: 52
Pages read so far: 17,702
Average pages per book: 340
My Extra Metrics:
Books by Genre:
I broke my 2021 books down into seven distinct genres: nonfiction, mystery/thriller, contemporary/realistic fiction, historical fiction, sci-fi, horror, and fantasy. I don’t read romance very much, so those were lumped in with contemporary.
Books by “Age Group”:
I have age group in quotes because we all know people don’t really stick to the age groupings, and also classics is not an age group but I have it as a category.
I ended up with four categories: MG, YA, modern general fiction and classics. This was slightly difficult because sometimes it’s hard to tell what the category of a book is, and it’s also difficult to determine what is or is not a “classic”.
Books by Format I Read Them In
The overwhelming majority of books I read this year were ebooks.
Physical books have been hard to come by during the pandemic, since my library has this complicated weird system of checkouts right now and bookstores are ridiculously expensive, and I don’t really like audiobooks so I only listen to them if I’m desperate or if I’m going on a long trip because I am cursed with the inability to read for longer than 10 seconds in a moving vehicle without almost throwing up.
I wrote a whole post on why I prefer ebooks to physical books!
Those were all the stats I have on my reading this year! I’ll probably do the mid-year freakout tag at some point closer to the actual midpoint of the year.
As always, thanks for reading! Sorry this post is a bit short…