Warning!!! This is a long post!
I haven’t been writing a lot here on the blog, and I have been missing it. I just haven’t been sure what to write about. But today, I decided to grab all the books I have read so far this year, and stack them in a stack and take a photo. Because, why not, right?
So far I have read 24 books, 1 away from my Goodreads goal (you can find me here). All though, with that being said, my actual goal is 31. If I manage to read 31 books, that means I have read more than last year, which is my goal, I suppose. Though, I will be happy if I read more than 25 only!
I found Books and Lala on youtube last week and subscribed to her. She does book tube, and I just really loved her wrap up were she does the statistic so I decided I wanted to do a blog post with the statistic “half way” into the year. I’m a little late, but better late than never, right?
Anyway, I wanted to see the statistics of amount of pages, publication years, genre, my star rating and the gender of the authors!
Let’s start with ALL the books. Also, I do have three books that isn’t here because one was a library book (had to read for school..), one was a book of poems I borrowed from my sister and the last was the first audiobook I have finished!! Those three were Pan by Knut Hamsun, a collection of poems by Arnulf Øverland and the last, the audiobook, was Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz.
Oh, by the way, this photo was taken on my iPhone whilst the others were taken with my camera!
note: if there is a * after a book, it means that it’s in Norwegian and doesn’t have an english translation (there isn’t many), but those that is norwegian without the * has an english translation!
NUMBER OF PAGES
So far, I have read 9407 pages according to Goodreads.
LESS THAN 300 (picture 1)
Here we have, mostly, my non fiction books and my three that aren’t:
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K Rowling
- Report from nr 24 by Gunnar Sønsteby (norwegian + this book is 2 books, I have only read one)
- The King’s Choice by Alf R. Jacobsen (norwegian)*
- Almost Autumn by Marianna Kaurin (norwegian)
- The Princess Diares: Princess in the Middle by Meg Cabot
- Everything what mothers have fought by Mari Jonassen (norwegian)*
300 – 400 (picture 2)
A mix of everything, really:
- The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye
- The White Russian by Vanora Bennett
- The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead
- The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
- Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger
- Sara’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
400 – 600 (picture 1)
I love big books and I cannot lie!
- The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
- The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
- The Venetian Contract by Mariana Fiorato
- The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
600 + (picture 2)
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
- Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
- Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
So, from here, since I have already mentioned every single book, I’m not going to write the names on every single one. If you are interested in any of the books, look at the photo or at the names over :D
I divided this into three because I wasn’t going to do every single year:
2000 – 2010
2010 – NOW
(in no particular order by the way. I just stacked them so they wouldn’t look like crap..)
Ok, so I have realized that I really don’t read varied in the genre department, so I only have four: fantasy, historical fiction, non fiction and others.
I don’t think The glittering court is fantasy, but I just added it here…
NON – FICTION
They are all world war 2, and three of them are resistance related and the last one has to do with the king.. (which by the way, check out the trailer for one of my favourite movies thats “based” on the book: The King’s Choice!)
Not that it really matters, but I do want to read varied, AND I have now realized that I haven’t really when it comes to gender… And of course, I’m not assuming anyones genders, I’m just going by the name ;)
… because this is tiny
… and then, last but not least:
MY STAR RATING
I want to point out that I might have given some of these books 3,5, 4,5 and so on!
Let’s start from the bottom, shall we?
I don’t have any 1 stars, so:
I was contemplating wether or not I should show this, but hey, I didn’t particularly like it, so I’m telling you so.
For me, 3 stars are when the good books comes, so 3 stars doesn’t mean I didn’t like them, because I really enjoyed these books, but a few things “forced” me to not give it better.
I have read so many great books so far this year!
Ok, that was that, really. It’s interesting to see. I’m not sure what I’ll do with the information, but maybe I’ll try to read a little more diverse, and not just read fantasy and historical fiction? All though, I’m going to read what I want to read and not force myself to read anything just because I feel like I have to!
Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? What books have you read so far this year and which were your favourites?
Thank you for reading! :D