Books read in 2014: 181
Pages read in 2014: 50,700
Average books read per month: 15
That makes this the best reading year I've had in terms of both books read and number of pages read since I started keeping a record in 2009
My best reading month in terms of pages was August (5816) and in terms of books was June (24 books). My worst reading month was September in both pages (2472) and number of books (90).
Audiobooks listened to: 15
Hours spent listening to audiobooks: 138 hours and 15 minutes, approximately 5.75 days.
Most books read by one author: 11 - Brian K. Vaughn. Reading Saga and the Y: The Last Man series gave both Vaughn and my numbers for graphic novels read a pretty big boost.
In these, I use the Barnes and Noble website's current price listing for the format in which I read the book. I count any books I purchased in 2014 towards the "amount spent" but I do not count any books purchased prior to 2014. I've also added the $50 yearly membership fee for the Free Library of Philadelphia to my "spent on books" total.
Retail cost of books I read: $2598.73
Amount I spent on books I read: $99.68
Amount I saved by reading books I bought in previous years, review copies, and library copies: $2499.05! I totally deserve a reward for this right? Like more books?
So where do all these free books come from?
My local public library: 52
Free Library of Philadelphia; 41
Already owned; 3
- Edelweiss: 1
- NetGalley; 37
- Simon and Schuster:7
- TLC: 14
- Other publishers: 10
As far as genre-specific breakdowns go, I used way too many options this year. I need to figure out a way to be less specific, because I wound up with about 36 genres represented, many with just one or two books. So instead of listing them all, I'll just list the most popular.
Graphic Format (novels, comics, histories, etc): 35
Short Story: 14
Cultural Studies: 10