Obsessed with your bookish stats like we are? Join The Book Addict’s Guide and Andi’s ABCs for the Statistics Survey for the first time in 2014!
(see the original post with linky here!)
This survey is more about checking out the facts and details behind what you read and not necessarily favorites and reflecting. Fill out and post whenever you like! These statistics should all be for books that you read in 2014 (not books published in 2014 only). We have a linky on the original intro post (without our questions filled out). Hope you have fun!
- Number of books under 250 pages (not including novellas): Hmm. Sanderson’s LEGION books I GUESS are novellas, but they’re not like, series novellas in between books. Wow, more than I thought! Total number comes to six even without the LEGION novellas.
- Number of books read between 400-449 pages: Fifteen!
- Number of books read between 450-499 pages: Three
- Number of books read over 500 pages: TWELVE. That’s a lot, I think!
- Number of books read over 1000 pages: Actually none this year!
- Number of novellas read: 18
- Number of books that made you cry: Six
- Number of books from a female POV: 64
- Number of books from a male POV: 22
- Number of alternating or multiple POVs: 20 (though I took out some third person POVs because they covered so many characters but didn’t really alternate)
- Number of DNFs (did not finish): 12 (I think) — sounds like a lot, but hey. I’m not wasting my time on books I’m not enjoying anymore!
- Number of five star reads: 45 (including 4.5 stars that got rounded up to 5 stars on GR. 2014 was a really nice year!)
- Number of one/two star reads: 9 (my DNFs are not rated)
- Number of authors met in 2014: Ummm. Lots? Anderson’s hosts so many book events! I was going to count but with Anderson’s events + BEA… There’s just no way to count haha
- Number of book events attended in 2014: Hmmmm. BEA was the big one. At least two Fierce Reads events + a couple more. I’ll say between 5-10!
- Number of books you read in one day: 13
- Number of audiobooks: 26
- Number of 2015 books you have on pre-order: 5… for now
- Number of re-reads: 9
- Book with the highest rating on Goodreads: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (4.61)
- Book with the lowest rating on Goodreads: No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale (3.00) BUT since I’m sure there are many 1-star ratings due to the Hale drama earlier this year, I’m also putting down the second book… Undercurrent by Paul Blackwell (3.34). I enjoyed it but I suppose I agree since I think it could have been a lot more detailed.
- Book read furthest away from home (vacation reads?): The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord — read it on my honeymoon in Aruba!
- Book that took you the longest to read: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (31 days). I was hoping to love this as much as so many others but it was just a very slow and difficult read for me.
- Book that you personally connected with the most: Nantucket Red by Leila Howland. I just LOVE Cricket.
- Book that made you love the villain: Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson (it’s complicated), Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
- Book you said you’d come back to but still haven’t picked up again: (Don’t You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn. I just wasn’t in the mood when I started and I totally forgot about it.
- Book you read waaaay before it’s publication date: I read The Start of Me and You in November (March 31st pub date) and A Court of Thorns and Roses in December (May pub date)
- Book you read on your birthday: On March 11, my books of choice were The Distance Between Us by Kasie West and The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch!
- Book with a character who shares your name: I don’t knowwww the Brittanys in books are always the mean girls for some reason! But Mortal Heart (and all the His Fair Assassin books) take place in Brittany so that counts, right?
- Book you weren’t entirely truthful about when rating (Fluff up any ratings? Rated even though you didn’t finish?): Omg, wow, I’m more of a liar than I thought. There are two books and one novella that I didn’t QUITE finish (I skimmed. Hard.) but I rated them anyway (I’m not telling you which. I feel guilty because of where I got the books/what the books where/who the author was) and one book that I fluffed up the rating because I really like the author and her first book but wasn’t AS crazy about this one.
- Book you read in 2014 but already want to re-read: Open Road Summer, The Lies of Locke Lamora, Dangerous Girls, Mistborn, When Joss Met Matt (review to come!)
- Book you borrowed from a friend a long time ago and still have: All of the books that Lisa let me borrow and a copy of Sharp Objects I borrowed from my friend Maggie and now I own another copy so I can give it back soon haha
- Book by a foreign author/originally published in another country: Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near (Australia)
- Book you which you could go back and read for the first time again: Dangerous Girls and Mistborn!
- Most books read by one author this year: 8 from Brandon Sanderson (if you count a teaser extra (I did) + 4 full-length novels and 3 short stories), and 9 from Sarah J. Maas (if you count her novellas all separately (how I read them) + 4 full-length novels)
First and last books on my shelves!
- Happiest & saddest: Anna and the French Kiss & I Was Here
- Longest & shortest: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (870 pgs) & The Truth About Alice (209 pgs)
- Best & worst: LOLLLL best book of 2014. Can’t possible choose. Worst was probably Evidence of Things Not Seen. I DNFed because it was just so bizarre and all over the place and graphic and boring all at the same time.
- First & last reads of 2014: No One Else Can Have You & Finger Lickin’ Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
- First & last books on your bookcase (1st book on the top left and last book on the bottom right): Shane’s books got moved to the upper right so the first is The Encyclopedia of Classic Cars. Last is Wild Hearts by Jessica Burkhardt!
- The most disappointing & the biggest pleasant surprise: Illusive (I even requested from the publisher and I was SO BORED that I didn’t even finish) & Mistborn (am now a superfan)
- Bandwagon/fandom you joined & one you abandoned: Joined Throne of Glass, abandoned The Testing trilogy. On the last book! I know! I rated both 1 & 2 four stars, but I couldn’t remember what the hell happened and was annoyed when starting book three so I said nope.
- Most lenient & harshest ratings: Most lenient? Hmmm maybe Dangerous Boys? I loved Dangerous Girls and I wasn’t QUITE as in love with DB but I had so much love for DG that it… overflowed haha. #scandal is probably my harshest. I finished the book but I was so disappointed. I LOVED TBoBH but this book was so disappointing and just so not my style.
- Most hyped & furthest under the radar that you read: Most hyped probably Throne of Glass (since I hadn’t read it yet — and that was a happy result for me!) and I’d say under the radar was Althea & Oliver? I’m not very good at reader under the radar books. I need to do more of that in 2015.
- Book you read that is red: Red Seas Under Red Skies! Double red in the title too!
- Book you read that starts with M: Mortal Heart! <3
- Book you read that you may have hugged when you finished it: Anna and the French Kiss, On the Fence, When Joss Met Matt
- Book you read that you may have wanted to throw across a room: The Winner’s Crime (in a good way), A Little Something Different (in a bad way)
- Book that has the letters Q, X, or Z in the title (bonus for one of the words in the title beginning with those!): Q // The Snow Queen, Queen of Atlantis. X // Age of X series by Richelle Mead Z // Belzhar, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (funny story. Whenever I’m tying this I always want to type “Prizoner” because I know the Z is coming up hahaha)
- Book that suffered some damage this year (food? water? ripped pages/cover? Ouch!): My mass market paperbacks that I carried in my purse got a little beat up, but that’s what they’re supposed to do, right? Also damaged my ARC of A Court of Thorns and Roses a little more than I should have because it was in my purse for a week or so. I carried it with me everywhere just in case I had time to read it!!!!
- Food you craved while/after reading a certain book: I want those damn desserts from Sunshine!!
- First book you read in 2015: No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale
- Number of books read that end with a 6 in the page count: Nine. Darn, I was kind of hoping it was going to be six haha
- Number of posts in 2014: 300
- Number of reviews posted this year: 103. Phew!
- First post of 2014: Reading Resolutions 2014
- First review of 2014: Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer
- Last post of 2014: Book Blogger Organization Challenge: January 2015
- Last review of 2014: The Alloy of Law (Mistborn #4) by Brandon Sanderson
- Least coherent review: The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3) by Brandon Sanderson but so far 2015’s will be The Winner’s Crime. BECAUSE HOW.
- Review with the most views (regardless of post date): The Kill Order by James Dashner. Ha. It’s a DNF review too. Whoops…. (gets a lot of search hits)
- Post with the most comments: Quiz: Which Lunar Chronicles Character Are You?
- Post you wish you could re-write: This wasn’t written this year (oops) but I think I will do another version of the Best-Friend-Turned-Boyfriend Romance! The first one was not very detailed (or good) but it still gets a TON of hits haha
- Most popular post this year (that was posted in 2014): The Book Addict’s “GUIDE” to Crossover Books!
7 thoughts on “Statistics Survey: The Book Addict’s Guide in 2014”
I really want to do this at the end of 2016!
This is such a fun survey! I’ve debated filling one out myself; I already did the End of the Year survey by Jamie and it took FOREVER haha. But I like these different statistical questions you’ve come up with. 🙂
I had no idea Heir of Fire had a 4.61 rating. That’s incredible!
I’m so excited to do this survey. I think I am going to post my answers on Friday. I don’t think I’ve read any books in 2014 with a character with my name, though. It’s hard with Quinn, but I know there are some. I just haven’t read any in 2014. Although I just read one this year, but the character was a guy.
This was a fun post to put together. Just curious… do you keep track of gender POV/alternating POVs somewhere? I had the hardest time remembering whether things were first person, omniscient, alternating, etc.
I keep track of male POVs on Goodreads… mostly I just went through what I read and if I didn’t know, I guessed a little bit 🙂
I love that we created the survey and it was still hard for us. 🙂 Great post B.
This was such a fun post to read! Looks like you had a great year. I didn’t end up reading all that much last year so this wouldn’t have much to say for mine. So pumped to start the Throne of Glass series, I’ve heard so much about it!