As far as reading years go, 2010 was a great one for me. I discovered many new authors and began regularly reviewing every book I read. I wanted to break down my reading statistically to learn about my reading trends: how many authors or color did I read? How many "new to me" authors did I read? How many books did I read that are older than I am? Below are the results. To read about specific titles, check out my post 2010: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
Books read in 2010:
Pages read in 2010:
Percentage of male authors read:
Percentage of authors of color read:
Percentage of US authors read:
Percentage of European authors read:
Percentage of South American authors read:
4.7% (remaining 12.3 percent are Canadian - mostly Atwood - and Asian Pacific)
Percentage of non-fiction read:
Percentage of "new to me" authors:
Percentage of classics read (not including modern classics):
Percentage of books read that are older than me (published prior to 1985):
After reviewing these stats, I have created a few goals for 2011. I am going to try to read more worldly authors, so my percentage of US authors read is less than 62%. I would also like to read more authors of color and more classics (both modern and old school), which is kind of perfect since I am participating in the classics challenge. I should also try to bump my non-fiction up to at least 20%.
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