My Year in Reading – 2014

22 Jan

An interesting quantified view of a year’s reading.

Bite The Book

Firstly if you want to know what my favourite reads of the year were they are all listed here…

The last couple of years I have looked back at my year of reading and specifically looked at the gender balance. This year I decided to track my reading not just on gender but also format, genre and nationality. I did so using a spreadsheet which means *drumroll* charts!

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I read 75 books in 2014, 5 more than last year. In 2013 25% of my reading was by female authors, this dropped to 22%. Goodreads released an interesting infographic based on their data about the gender balance among female and male readers.

image (1)In previous years I did not measure what format I read in. Audio books appear in the lead but 56% of my reading was non-audio. My audio listening is high because I have a lot of time to listen to books…

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