A few years ago now I started trying to count things like how many books I read in a year, what age range I was reading for, and how well I was succeeding at reading more diversely. This has lead to me keeping ever more detailed spreadsheets of my reading. This year, I didn’t track pages read. I started 266 books in 2016, and finished 243 of them – about the same as the last couple of years.
Without further ado, I present my year in reading graphs.
As usual, most of my reading is fantasy. This is a lot of realistic fiction for me!
Yep… I loves me some books for kids and teens.
How I read – still mostly traditional print. Time-wise, audiobooks might actually be ahead- they take more time!
The Who – Authors
Yes, I admit I’m biased in favor of female authors.
OK, so less informative graph – but slightly less than a quarter of my authors are something other than white.
And breakout – here’s a look at just the authors of color.
This year I was focusing more on ethnicity than reading around the world. Not doing so well reading outside the English-speaking world!
The Who – Characters
This is the first year I tracked this, and it was a lot of fun!
Character Ethnicity (not counting 1 green goblin). Excel is not my friend today.
As I thought might be happening, I read more books with diverse characters than is shown when looking at the authors. I’ve really appreciated the search for #ownvoices authors in 2016, and plan to keep that up, too.
For reference, here’s my reading from 2015 and 2014.
About Katy K.
I'm a librarian and book worm who believes that children and adults deserve great books to read.
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