My Year in Books (Goodreads Stats 2019)



One of my favorite end of the year wrap-ups is looking at my year in review on Goodreads. I enjoy seeing a summary of my reading and looking at statistics that Goodreads tracked for me. Here’s what my year in reading looked like for 2019:

  • I read 10,215 pages across 32 books.

This year I read less than past years (last year I read 52 books and the year before I read 107), so I’m surprised that I read over 10,000 pages!

  • My shortest book read was As Kismet Would Have it by Sandhya Menon at 53 pages.

This book was a short story about Dimple and Rishi from Sandhya Menon’s When Dimple Met Rishi. This was the only short story I read that wasn’t part of a collection, so it makes sense that this is my shortest read.

  • My longest book read was On the Come Up by Angie Thomas at 452 pages.

Wow! I read On the Come Up on my Kindle and I didn’t realize it was so long. If I had to guess, I would have said Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid would have been my longest read because it took me forever to read, but it is actually around 100 pages less than On the Come Up.

  • The most popular book that I read was Holes by Louis Sachar. 982,790 people also read Holes.

I am not surprised that Holes is my most popular book for this year. Holes is a staple in many classrooms in my country and it is a childhood favorite of many people, so it is a book that a lot of people read in a year.

  • My least popular book was Internet Famous by Danika Stone. 518 people also read Internet Famous.

Internet Famous was one of my most disappointing reads of the year (for my complete list, check out my post here). I don’t think this book was really hyped up, so I understand why it isn’t as popular as other books that I read this year.

  • My average rating for 2019 was 3.8 stars.

This actually surprises me. I didn’t read as many books as I usually do this year, and many of them I don’t find completely memorable. However, there were a few that I absolutely loved and rated very highly, so maybe those pulled the average higher.

  • Out of the books that I read, the book with the highest rating on Goodreads is The Wicked King by Holly Black with an average rating of 4.50 stars. 

I am not surprised with this one. The Wicked King is considered the favorite in The Folk of the Air series by many readers, myself included. This book actually ranked as one of my overall favorite books of the year. For the complete list, check out my annual Brittany Awards here.

  • My first review of the year was Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills.

I’m terrible about posting reviews to Goodreads, but luckily, NetGalley automatically posts my reviews to Goodreads. I read Famous in a Small Town as an eARC and it was my first book by this author. While I ended up enjoying Famous in a Small town, it started off really slow for me.

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