Sunday, December 31, 2017

Books and Sensibility By The Numbers 2017

After skipping last year, we are back with a round-up of our numbers! All year long we track our reading and reviewing habits so we can crunch the numbers and pull some stats.

Kat's Reaction
We read a lot of audiobooks, which has a lot to do with the great audiobook selection on my library's Overdrive.  I got rid of my Audible account last year so in 2017  I was using the holds and requests function to checkout new YA audiobooks.

Category Numbers

80% YA

10% Adult

10% Graphic novel, middle grade and nonfiction

Publisher Numbers
The publishers we read were pretty disparate. The most commonly read publisher was  HarperCollins, mostly from the Greenwillow and HarperTeen imprint.

41% HarperCollins

36 % Penguin Random House

5% Simon & Schuster

2% Kondanasha

2% Algonquin BFYR

2% Hachette

2% HMH

2% Macmillan

2 % Sourcebooks Fire

2.% Time Inc.

2 % Quirk Books

Other Diversity Numbers
With so many conversations about diversity happening each year I'm not surprised we are seeing more love interests and side characters of color. One thing I've noticed this year is books with "black best friends" have the black best friend bringing attention to the white MC's privilege.

52% Featured Supporting Characters or Love Interest of Color

36% Featured Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual Love Interest or Supporting character

14% Feature Characters w/ Physical Disability

7%   Featured Protagonist w/ Mental illness

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