Year of reading 2017
Part 2: Statistics
2017 was an amazing reading year.
I read more books than last year, though apparently shorter ones, so less pages! But the big difference is in audiobooks.
88 books reads (81 in 2016), and 25 listened to (14 in 2016) = 113, which is an average of 9.4/month (7.9 in 2016).
Books read in 2017:
88. That’s an average of 7.3/month
Total of 23,037 pages (24,993 in 2016), which is an average of 63 pages/day.
Not counting the 3 books I translated into French.
That’s an average of 203 pages/book, (308 in 2016!)!
Books listened to in 2017:
25 [14 in 2016]. This is an average of 2.08/month.
Total of 11,654 mn (9,205 min in 2016) with an average of 31 mn/day.
That’s an average of over 8 hours/audiobook.
In graphs, this is what it looks like:
The lowest average in October is due to vacation time
Nice that no average was under 15 mn/day
Nonfiction and mystery increased since last year
7% more audio than last year!
And so for the first time, less than 50% in print
= far from the almost perfect balance of last year…
4 more countries represented than last year,
and 8 more than 2 years ago!
less diversity than last year
In translation: 21 [32 in 2016]:
- 14 from the French
- 2 from the Italian
- 1 from the Russian, the German, Japanese, Greek, and Swedish
19 in original language: in French
3 translated by me from English-French
Out of a Total of 85 authors,
48 were new to me (56.04 %. It was 70.5% in 2016)
Books by the same author: 35 [27 in 2016]:
9 by Conan Doyle
7 by Vargas
3 by Louise Penny, Delahaye, Martinson
and 2 by Crosby, Milton, McClendon, Horowitz, C. S. Lewis
Amour Sans Limites, by Lev Gillet
Martine fête son anniversaire, by Gilbert Delahaye
Paradise Lost, by John Milton
Oldest: Paradise Lost, by John Milton (1667)
Newest: Artemis, by Andy Weir (11/14/2017)
13% less of brand new books.
More picky, and working on my TBR!
Now almost as many books from my library than books received for review.
More picky at accepting titles.
More bought bought – due to EStories audio subscription
20 countries these books led me to (22 last year) : France (35), US (20), England (18), Canada (6), Scotland (4), Japan (4), India (2), Italy (2), Australia, Belgium, China, Germany, Iceland, Iraq, Morocco, Norway, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, on the Moon
Shortest book: Martina en bateau, by Gilbert Delahaye – 19 pages (beautiful children book read with a French student)
Longest book: The Secret of the Abbey, by Kathleen C. Perrin – 563 pages.
Longest audio: Dans les bois éternels, by Fred Vargas – 12:31 hours
Funniest: One Sip at a Time, by Keith Van Sickle
Most Unique Book: The Madeleine Project, by Clara Beaudoux
Most tear-jerker: Charlotte’s Web, by E. B. White
Most disappointing: Artemis, by Andy Weir
Creepy: Two Days Gone, by Randall Silvis
Eye-opener: Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah
Best reading companion: The World Between Two Covers, by Ann Morgan
Beautiful illustrations: The Sherlock Holmes Book (DK)
Biggest discovery: Icon, by Georgia Briggs (Dystopian YA, with Orthodox themes!)
Favorite characters of the year: Armand Gamache (Louise Penny’s series), Adamsberg (Fred Vargas’s series), Alizée (The Muralist), Matteo (Hell’s Gate), Charlotte (Charlotte’s Web), Sorcha (Maiden from the Mist), Arthur (The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper), Tancred (The Hidden Keys), Euphrosyne (Icon), Clémentine (Sous les vents de Neptune)
Classics I finally got to read:
All of Sherlock Holmes
The Screwtape Letters, by C. S. Lewis
Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather
Moderato Cantabile, by Marguerite Duras
Till We Have Faces, by C.S. Lewis
The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson
Charlotte’s Web, by E. B. White
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
My Cousin Rachel, by Daphné du Maurier
The Golden Key, by George MacDonald
Paradise Lost, by John Milton
Paradise Regained, by John Milton
Arsène Lupin, by Maurice Leblanc
Books present for a while on my TBR that I finally got to read (other than the classics just mentioned):
Two Days Gone
Britt-Marie Was Here
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
The Golden Key
The Hidden Keys
Everything I Never Told You
The Obituary Writer
The Great and The Good
The Little Paris Bookshop
The Rare Earth Exchange
Under the Channel
Concerto pour quatre mains
L’homme aux cercles bleus
Which authors new to me in 2017 that I now want to keep reading?
Randall Silvis, Gilles Pétel, Georgia Briggs
New Series I want to pursue:
No exciting new series, but keep working on the one by Fred Vargas
Best title: The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains, by Neil Gaiman
Un avion sans elle, by Michel Bussi
Longest book title:
The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of les Misérables, by David Bellos
Shortest book title: Icon, by Georgia Briggs
MORE FUN RECAP TOMORROW!