I saw a couple bloggers do something like this at the end of last year and, though I’m spectacularly late (it took me awhile to get all the numbers together…plus some procrastinating), I’d like to jump in on the game too!
A few notes before we start. I actually started this blog at the end of February, so really it’s “just a little less than a year of blogging stats” for my first year, but close enough. Also, I’m tracking based on the books I blogged reviews for this year, and not my entire “read” list (I have read more, that I rated/reviewed on Goodreads, than I have posted about here on the blog. Some of my review posts were for books I read prior to 2017. Any series that I reviewed together in one post were counted jointly).
Long story short, here’s what my 2017 in book blog looks like:
And, here’s the really interesting part! A breakdown of the books I posted about over this past year…by author race/ethnicity, author gender and sexuality, and by genre. (Keep in mind, this is based on public information about the books/authors, so give my categories/selections, etc. the benefit of the doubt.) Honestly, I really wanted to see what the it looked like because I’ve never taken the time to do this before. So without pre-planned goals/efforts/challenges, this is what my year looked like.
Breakdown by genre:
Breakdown by race/ethnicity of the author:
Breakdown by gender and sexuality of the author:
So, now that I’ve seen what my last year looked like (and I can see where I have some holes in my reading diversity), I can make an effort through the rest of this year to address that. I’ve already started on that, a little, but if you have any recommendations for books/authors that could help me do so, please share!