Statistics Survey 2015

Posted December 31, 2015 by Carlisa in Looking Back / 3 Comments

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Yaaaay for some blog statistics and some fun bookish things. Thank you to Brittany and Andi for hosting this end-of-the-year survey! I’m super excited to get started! Here‘s the original post if you want to get involved, too!

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Number of Books Read…

  • Under 250 pages (not including novellas): 28
  • Between 400-449 pages: 15
  • Between 450-499 pages: 4
  • Over 500 pages: 7
  • Over 1,000 page: 0

The majority of my books seem to be in the 300-page range, which isn’t a category!

Number of…

  • Audiobooks: 1 1/2
  • Re-reads: 7
  • Did-Not-Finish: 4

Number of Books Rated…

  • Five Stars: 24
  • One/Two Stars: 15

Number of Authors Met: 4

  • Sarah J. Maas
  • Sarah Dessen
  • Lauren Oliver
  • Chris Crowe (Kind of cheating because he was my professor but it counts because he writes YA lit)

Number of…

  • Book Events Attended: 4
  • Books You Read in One Day: 17
  • Books That Made You Cry: 1
  • 2016 Books You Have on Pre-Order: 2

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Book You Read…

  • Farthest Away From Home (Vacation Reads): The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
  • That Took You the Longest To Read: Between Us and the Moon by Rebecca Maizel (13 days)
  • That You Personally Connected With the Most: Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • That Made You Love the Villain: NONE
  • You Said You’d Come Back to But Still Haven’t Picked Up Again: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  • You Read Waaaay Before Its Publication Date: In Real Life by Jessica Love (3 months early)
  • You Read On Your Birthday: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
  • With a Character Who Shares Your Name: Carlisa? Psh, yeah right.
  • You Weren’t Entirely Truthful About when Rating (Fluff up any ratings? Rated even though you didn’t finish?): A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab – Thinking back, I think the hype affected my rating
  • You Read in 2015 but Already Want to Re-read: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard and The Wrath and the Dawn by Reneé Ahdieh
  • You Borrowed from a Friend a Long Time Ago and Still Have: Erm, NONE. I don’t do that. I know how precious books are so I always return them promptly.
  • You Wish You Could Go Back and Read for the First Time Again: Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
  • Most books read by one author this year: Tie between Sarah J. Maas with 5 books and Marissa Meyer with 5 books (counting re-reads with Meyer)

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Longest & shortest…

  • By page number: 
    • Longest: Winter by Marissa Meyer (824 pages)
    • Shortest: Mitosis by Brandon Sanderson (35 pages)
  • By title: 
    • Longest: The Female American; Or, the Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield (had to read for class)
    • Shortest: Counting re-reads, Cress by Marissa Meyer…Not counting re-reads, it’d be Winter by Marissa Meyer or Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
  • From buying to reading: 
    • I was actually pretty good this year about reading the ones I bought pretty soon after I bought them.

Best & worst…

  • Average rating on Goodreads: 
    • Best: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas 4.65
    • Worst: Sisters/Hermanas by Gary Paulsen 3.37
    • This is kind of funny, because I gave QOS 3 stars and I gave Sisters 5 *Eep*
  • Series enders: 
    • Best: Winter by Marissa Meyer (PERFECT ENDING)
    • Worst: Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
      • This wasn’t a bad ending at all, just a little anticlimactic.

First & last…

  • Reads of 2015:
    • First: Where She Went by Gayle Forman
    • Last: The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork
  • Books on your bookcase (1st book on the top left and last book on the bottom right):
    • First: Heidi by Johanna Spyri
    • Last: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
    • Disclaimer: This doesn’t count all my books back in my apartment at school.

Other Things…

  • Most disappointing & biggest pleasant surprise…
    • Disappointing: Poet Anderson…Of Nightmares by Suzanne Young and Tom DeLonge
    • Pleasant Surprise: The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
  • Fandom you joined & one you abandoned:
    • Joined: Throne of Glass fandom!
    • Abandoned: Not really any? There are some that I read the first book and I don’t think I’ll be joining in on the fandom for the rest of the series…like An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir… But none that I’m “abandoning”
  • Series you picked up & series you quit: 
  • Most lenient & harshest ratings:
  • Most hyped & furthest under the radar that you read:
    • Most hyped: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
    • Furthest Under the Radar: Sisters/Hermanas by Gary Paulsen

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Other Stats…

  • Number of posts in 2015: 163
  • Number of reviews posted this year: 59
  • Least coherent review: The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas – Mostly because I wrote this with a broken heart and a crushed spirit (because of the happenings in the book)
  • Post with the most views (posted in 2015): Choose #LoveInspirationBeauty Over #Porn – It was also probably the post I was most passionate about, so I’m glad it got the most views.
  • Post you wish you could re-write: Top Ten Favorite Heroines – This was my first TTT post and the first time I made my blog exclusively for books. I just wish I would have expanded my picks a little because now I realize they were pretty cliché.

Sooooo that was my year, book-wise! I’m thinking of doing another, less statistical end-of-the-year survey, so you might see that in a couple of days! Let me know how your bookish year went in the comments!


  • I also craved pizza and lollipops (and french fries!) when reading Saint Anything.

  • I hope you find that morally ambiguous villain to fall in love with in 2016!

  • Alex H.

    I have to admit, I think I fluffed up my review for ADSOM too, I really wanted to love it, but I don’t think it deserved the 4 1/2 stars I gave it. Maybe 3 1/2…anyways, I hope you fall in love with a villain in 2016! They always end up being my favorite characters 🙂