Sunday, January 5, 2014

Books and Sensibility 2013 By The Numbers

Last year, I started keeping an Excel spreadsheet of our reviews after seeing a post about it from Lauren at Lose Time Reading during Bloggiesta .  At the end of 2013, I pulled some of our stats and put them into an infographic to see how we've been reading and what trends we may have fallen into.

I  found a few of these stats surprising. Of the big six (er five ?) publishers I thought  we read a lot of  was Hachette/Little Brown, but apparently we leaned more towards Simon and Schuster. Our diversity numbers were  higher than I would have predicted, but I'd like to work on bringing them up even more. 

Did you keep any 2013 stats ? What were yours like ? I'm so curious about these things !

Here are some helpful links for keeping your own reading stats:


  1. I've never really kept the stats for this kind of stuff but it is so interesting! I should do this too! I'd love to see which genres and publishers I tend to read most. :)

  2. That's the reason I started, I really wanted to see which publisher/genre I rated the highest and then use that info to see what books I'm most likely to enjoy. However, none of my numbers really leaned one way or the other.

  3. This is so cool. Do you think you can show how your excel sheet looks like? I would love to keep track and analyze my own stats, but I'm basically excel illiterate unless it's really basic.

  4. Impressive stats! I kept them, but not really. The blog provided me with a really cool fireworks show of my year. I thought about making it public, but decided not to get crazy ;)

  5. I need to do this. It's cool to do I think. If I get bored, I'll go back thru last year and do it for last year...but more likely, I'll just end up setting it up for this year...


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