Every year, stealing a page from Neth Space, I like to review the statistics behind my reading. I thought I’d share it with my readers.
In 2012, I read:
- 100 books
- 37,290 pages (interesting that I read 10 fewer books a year ago, but 5,000 pages more!)
- 75 were published in 2012
- 11 were published in a prior year
- 3 will be published in 2013
- 1 will be published in 2014
- 10 are written, but are not currently under contract, or have yet to receive a publish date.
- 59 are part of a series
- 82 were provided by the publisher or author
- I read more books published by Hachette (17) and its various imprints than any other – in this case all 15 were from Orbit, and 1 was from Little, Brown.
- The next closest were Penguin (15), Night Shade (14), Macmillan (12), Random House (11), Angry Robot (5), and Pyr (3).
- 2 are short story collections
- 25 are written by female authors
- 20 are what I consider science fiction
- 36 are what I consider epic, high, or second world fantasy
- The rest are a mish-mash of post-apocalypse, steampunk, urban fantasy, historical fantasy, or odd literary cross over.
And on the blog side:
- Staffer’s Book Review received around 150,000 page views in 2012, up from 25,000 in all of 2011.
All told it’s been a great year, and I regret that my life has taken me away from the blog more than I’d like over the last two months. Nevertheless, Staffer’s Book Review remains healthy and I remain committed to it.
Onward and upward. Thanks to all my readers for a great year.