Monday, December 31, 2018

Year in Review: Stats

I read somewhere between 563 and 566 books in 2018. According to my label, "2018Reviews" the number is 563. This is also the total I get when I add "2018goodrule-new" and "2018goodrule-old". I'm not sure where the "extra" three books are coming from--that number is supposedly based on the "date read."

Board books and Picture books 28.2%
The Bible 11%
Early Readers and Chapter Books 9.9%
Christian Nonfiction 9.8%
Historical Fiction 7.5%
Nonfiction 7.5%
Classics 6.2% 
Contemporary/Realistic Fiction 5.7%
Speculative Fiction 4.9%
Christian Fiction 4.4%
Mysteries 4.1%

My favorite board book:
That's Me Loving You. Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Illustrated by Teagan White. 2018. [December] Random House. 28 pages. [Source: Review Copy]
My favorite picture book:
The Remember Balloons. Jessie Oliveros. Illustrated by Dana Wulfekotte. 2018. Simon & Schuster. 48 pages. [Source: Library]
My favorite Bible: KJV
My favorite early reader:
Mr. Monkey Bakes a Cake. Jeff Mack. 2018. Simon and Schuster. 64 pages. [Source: Library]
My favorite chapter book:
Mr. Putter and Tabby Spin the Yarn. (Mr. Putter and Tabby #15) Cynthia Rylant. Illustrated by Arthur Howard. 2006. 44 pages. [Source: Library] 
My favorite Christian nonfiction:
The Quotable Tozer. A.W. Tozer. Compiled by James L. Snyder. 2018. Bethany House. 369 pages. [Source: Review copy] My favorite historical fiction:
Ashes on the Moor. Sarah M. Eden. 2018. 384 pages. [Source: Review copy]
My favorite nonfiction:
Ethel and Ernest. Raymond Briggs. 1998. 104 pages. [Source: Library]
My favorite classic:
Agnes Grey. Anne Bronte. 1847. 224 pages. [Source: Bought]
My favorite contemporary/realistic fiction:
Bronx Masquerade. Nikki Grimes. 2001/2017. Penguin. 192 pages. [Source: Library]
My favorite speculative fiction:
Bob. Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead. 2018. Feiwel & Friends. 208 pages. [Source: Library]
My favorite Christian Fiction:
A Bound Heart. Laura Frantz. 2019. Revell. 400 pages. [Source: Review copy]
My favorite mystery:
A Heart in a Body in the World. Deb Caletti. 2018. 368 pages. [Source: Library] 

Most read authors in 2018
  1. Cynthia Rylant (30+)
  2. Meredith Rusu (6)
  3. Douglas Florian (5)
  4. Sandra Magsamen (5)
  5. Mark Newgarden (5)
  6. Anthony Trollope (5)
  7. Mo Willems (5)
  8. Gennifer Choldenko (4)
  9. Elizabeth Gaskell (4)
  10. Jesse Wiley (4)

© 2018 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

1 comment:

Suko said...

Wow! You had an amazing year of reading.
have a safe and joyful New Year!