When I did my "Best Books of the Year, So Far" post in July, I'd finished 60 books, so my year was pretty evenly divided. Here's a summary of the 5Ws (and an H!) of my total reading year.
What I Read
I read mostly fiction, as usual. But the stats were especially bad this year. So my goal for 2015 is to read at least 20% nonfiction.
As for what kind of fiction I read, I didn't track each specific genre. But I did mark which titles were YA. Unsurprisingly, given my YA Book and Movie Club and the increasing number of really good options, I read more YA each year.
Who I Read
I wish I'd tracked this better. I didn't write down anything about author gender or ethnicity. I love how Kim broke down her author stats - I think I'll try and do the same thing in 2015.
Why I ReadThis is probably the chart that surprised me most. I really thought my obligation reading/ free-time reading was about equal. But nope, I read for fun way more than I read for review!
Where I ReadI mostly read in my house. Occasionally at the library. But if we're talking where in a figurative sense, it's a little more diverse.
I once again kept a map of the locations of the books I read. I'm sad to report that I failed miserably at Latin America this year... zero books! You can visit my full map here - I pinned each location! But in case a world map with 122 pins in it makes you a little cross-eyed, I also made a chart. When you add the UK and the rest of Europe together, they account for 55% of my reading. So once again in 2015, my goal is going to be to branch out more! I already said that less than 1/2 of my books could be set in the UK, but I'm going to revise that to say less than 50% in Europe.
When I Read
Mostly at naptime for print books... because Juliet is such a pest if I try to read print books while she's around. She climbs into my lap, between me and the book. E-books, and audiobooks are definitely easier to manage with kids underfoot!
How I Read
2014 was a gamechanger for me, because I finally started reading e-books. Considering that I finished my first e-book toward the end of May, the fact that I ended up with 36 by the end of the year is pretty staggering! I read them all on my phone, but I think we're going to buy a Kindle soon. We'll see if that skews things even farther.
Was 2014 a good reading year for you?
Have you set 2015 goals?