Sunday, I shared my First Quarter Challenge Check In post and today I thought I would share some stats with y’all. Usually, I don’t look at my stats until the end of the year, but I thought it would be fun to do quarterly check ins this year. This year I am using Daijah’s 2022 Reading Tracker Spreadsheet as well as StoryGraph and Goodreads. Without further delay let’s jump in shall we.
- Number of Books Read – 27
- Number of Pages Read – 7,253
- Number of 5-star ratings – 5
- Number of 4-star ratings – 8
- Number of 3-star ratings – 10
- Number of 2-star ratings – 3
- Number of 1-star ratings – 0
For the first 3 months of the year, I read 27 books and I have given the majority of the books I read 3 stars or higher. I’ve had a lot of three stars lately. That’s not a bad rating. For me it means the book was an ok book, not great but not bad either. While 3 stars isn’t a bad rating, I would ideally like to be reading books I really like or love. Hopefully I can do better in the next quarter. Out of the 27 books I’ve read so far, I have given 5 of them a 5-star rating. I used to give out 5 stars like crazy but over the years I guess I’ve become more harsh and not so lenient. I loved each of the 5 books for different reasons but if I had to pick one as my favorite so far it would probably be To Love and Be Loved by Amanda Prowse. That book had everything I could want from a book and more.
- Number of Audiobooks – 11
- Number of Physical Books – 3
- Number of eBooks – 13
Surprisingly I have read more eBooks than anything else, but audiobooks aren’t too far behind. eBooks make up 48% of my reading so far this year followed by audiobooks at 40% and physical books at 11%. I’m surprised that I haven’t read very many physical books. I feel like that number is lower than usual but I’ve never kept track of it like this before so I could be wrong.
Representation in Books:
Daijah’s tracker helps me keep track of representation in the books I am reading. I’ve never kept track of this before and I am loving seeing the numbers even though I need to do better. 70% of my reading has no representation. That number is too high. I would like to read more books with different types of representation in it. If you have any recommendations, I would love for you to leave them for me in the comments. As for the rep in the books I’ve read there’s 11% mental rep, 7% multiple reps, 3% disability, queer and other.
I think that’s all I am going to share for today. I might do this again the next quarter or I might decide to save it for the end of the year I haven’t really decided. Do you like seeing posts like this?