My Reading Year Analysis: 2021

My Reading Year Analysis 2021

My Reading Year Analysis: 2021

Since we’re now in 2022, I thought I would look back on 2021 and do a Reading Year Analysis of all the books I read in 2021. From the longest book, I read to my average star rating. Find out what my reading year was like in 2021.

Total Books Read: 98

Audiobooks: 36

Ebooks: 37

Paperbacks: 22

Hardbacks: 3

Total pages read: 29,466

  • Myth Retellings = 1,829
  • Autobiography & Memoir = 2,362
  • Non-Fiction = 3,533
  • Children’s = 4,666
  • Contemporary Fiction = 5,406
  • Classics = 4,433
  • Historical Fiction = 5,730
  • Miscellaneous = 371

Average star rating: 3.7

  • Myth retellings = 4.2
  • Autobiography & Memoir = 3.6
  • Non-Fiction = 3.5
  • Children’s = 4.5
  • Contemporary Fiction = 3.3
  • Classics = 3.1
  • Historical Fiction = 3.9
  • Miscellaneous = 4

Shortest Book I Read:

Graceful Burdens by Roxanne Gay, 30 pages

Longest Book I Read:

Bleak House by Charles Dickens, 1017 pages

Average book length: 303 pages

Most Popular Genre:

Children’s Fiction

Most Popular Author:

Julia Quinn. I read 14 of her books in 2021.

New authors read: 51

New Books Read: 88

Re-Reads: 10

Best Book of 2021:

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore – 5 stars – A truly important non-fiction that pulled me out of a massive reading slump.

Worst Book of 2021:

Think Like a White Man by Nels Abbey – 2 stars – A satire that missed the mark.

And that’s my Reading Year Analysis for 2021.

Final Thoughts

There were a lot of surprises for me in 2021! Firstly, I did not expect to become so addicted to books by Julia Quinn. She is my most read author now! All in the space of 12 months.

Also, I was really surprised by the number of children’s books I read this year. I always re-read Harry Potter which adds 7 to that list automatically. But to have read 11 other children’s books was a surprise. I don’t tend to gravitate towards children’s books, even classics, that often so that was a shock.

I’m really happy with the number of classics I’ve read recently. Before the pandemic, I read about 2-3 a year. And since I collect classics, that always seemed a little low to me. I’m glad I’m finally getting around to reading the books I collect.

What was your reading year like in 2021? Let me know in the comments below. And if you’re not sure, check out your Goodreads as it should summarise for you, if you use that platform.

Love Ellie x

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My Reading Year Analysis 2021

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