Reading Stats

Let’s Look At My April – June Reading Stats!

After March, I shared my reading stats for the first quarter of the year and everyone seemed to like it, so I thought I would do it again! Some of you asked how I got these stats and I’m actually using a spreadsheet from Portal in the Pages and while it’s great for calculating yearly reads, it’s not really easy when you don’t understand Excel to break out just one chunk of the year. Nevertheless, I broke out the paper and pen, calculator, and figured out the stats for the second quarter of this year. I was initially getting frustrated, but I’m glad I went in and did this because my stats are quite different for the second quarter than they were in the first!

I could definitely go into great detail, but here are some of the general stats for the second quarter of the year:

Total books read in the past three months: 44 books

  • April: 20 books / 4,579 pages
  • May: 15 books / 5,399 pages
  • June: 9 books / 2,556 pages

Rereads: 2

Owned Books: 30
Library Books: 6
Review Books: 8

Page Length: 

  • <100: 8
  • 100-199: 6
  • 200-299: 3
  • 300-399: 23
  • 400-499: 2
  • 500-599: 0
  • 600-699: 0
  • 700-799: 1
  • 800-899: 1

Physical Books: 45 / Ebooks: 5 / Audiobook: 2


  • Contemporary: 11
  • Classics: 6
  • Poetry: 6
  • Thriller: 3
  • Science Fiction: 3
  • Fantasy: 3
  • Non-Fiction: 2
  • Horror: 2
  • Historical Fiction: 2
  • Romance: 2
  • Mystery: 2
  • Literary Fiction: 1
  • Historical Romance: 1

Books Published After 2000: 38
Books Published Before 2000: 6

Author Gender:

  • Male: 5
  • Female: 39

Author Nationality:

  • United States: 45%
  • Canada: 30%
  • United Kingdom: 20%
  • Ireland: 2%
  • Russia: 2%

I’m still quite happy with the amount of Canadian books I’ve read so far this year, THOUGH my plan was to have my Canadian percentage higher than the United States, and looking at it overall, my percentage of Canadian reads for the year is at 70% and 80% for the United States, so I need to work on that!

Also, for the second quarter, I really haven’t been reading very diversely in regards to author nationality, so I might try to work in more foreign books in the third quarter.

I had also planned to read more books published before 2000, but there have been so many great books published this year alone, that 75% of my reads have been published in 2018! I still have plenty of books that have been published prior to 2000, so I’d like to work in more of those.

I am pleased with the mix of genres I have read in this second quarter, THOUGH I only read 2 non-fiction books over 3 months! I really need to up that number since I have a lot of non-fiction books I’d like to read. I think I might try to have one on the go all the time.

I’m also happy to have listened to TWO audiobooks over the past three months – the first two audiobooks of my year. I am more interested in listening to them, but I’m still figuring out when exactly I have time to listen to them. Maybe later in the year I can work them in more.

And lastly, I have read 30 of my own books in the past 3 months, with a total of 65 for the whole year, which is great! I want to continue to read my own books, but I am also working in my review books as best I can, as well as the odd library book (since I’m trying to buy less books!).

How were your second three months of the year for reading? Is there anything specific that you’re keeping track of or certain goals you’re trying to meet this year? What was your favourite book in the second quarter of the year? 


7 thoughts on “Let’s Look At My April – June Reading Stats!”

  1. I’m mostly interested in author’s country of origin. I did already meet my goal in that regard but I still find it interesting to see where the books I’m reading comes from.

    1. Agreed! It’s very interesting looking at this this year. I used to read a lot of U.S. authors, but I’m trying to keep my Canadian authors higher than U.S. this year, plus other countries in there, too. It’s nice finding more international authors.

  2. Wow this is impressive! Also impressive that you track your reading using excel. I keep a list of books that I read, that’s about it! haha and goodreads, I track through goodreads too…

  3. OMG, you are so organized! 😀
    Meanwhile me: yea, i read some books, kinda mid length ones?! I think?!
    I got a bit carried away with new books as well, and haven’t really looked at older ones i really meant to read for a while… 😦

    1. Ha ha … this is the first year I’ve been this organized! We’re almost at the end of July and I’m adding books to my spreadsheet whereas in previous years I’d have forgotten it by March. lol

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