January-June 2020: The Numbers

Call me a nerd, but I do love my graphics posts! I first started properly keeping track of my reads in Excel back in 2016, making it possible to finally put together some graphics. I’ve done a bunch of ‘The Numbers’ posts over time, including my 20162017, 2018 and 2019 posts, and it has been revealing interesting things about my reading habits. So why stop? 😉 Let’s talk nerdy and see what my numbers were like for the first six months of this year, shall we?

First of all some quick facts. In the first six months of 2020 I read no less than 135! books with a total page count of 45.333 pages; an average of about 336 pages per book. This is way more than I expected and if I keep this up I will end up reading even more than my previous record in 2019… Although I don’t think I can actually keep up this pace. The average rating is 3,76 stars, which is higher than in 2019 and I’m definitely happy about that. No less than 41 books had a 4,5 or 5 star rating and 34 books received a rating 3 stars or below… Which means I enjoyed reading about 74,8% of the books during the year, again higher than in 2019. Not that bad at all! Another fun fact: 59 of the 135 books I’ve read so far were actually ARCs; about 43,7% of the total. This means I’m close to keeping my promise to get the ARC ratio below 40%, so I’m quite happy with that.

And now some graphics for those who like them as much as I do. 😉

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