Blogoversary Day 2: Statistics About the Books I Read

Statistics About the Books I Read

Hey everyone! Welcome to day 2 of my one year blogoversary! Today I have some cool statistics I’d love to share with you guys about the books I have read since starting the blog!

Source Stats

This first table shows you how many books I have received from each ‘source’. I know some people think that all bloggers do is get free books, but this table really shows that more than anything, I BUY a lot of books!!

Note: this table is only keeping track of books that I have reviewed on the blog. Obviously I have still received/purchased a lot of others that I have not yet reviewed, but they are not counted in this table.

NameNumber of ReviewsAverage Rating
Amazon Freebie2 Reviews3 Stars
ARC From Publisher12 Reviews3.75 Stars
ARCycling1 Review4 Stars
Author12 Reviews3.71 Stars
Blog Tour7 Reviews3.86 Stars
Edelweiss5 Reviews3 Stars
Gifted1 Review4 Stars
NetGalley31 Reviews3.66 Stars
Purchased72 Reviews4.11 Stars
Traded2 Reviews3.50 Stars
Won9 Reviews3.94 Stars

Rating Stats

If you’ve followed my blog for a while, then you might have noticed that I hand out five star ratings like candy. I guess I am a pretty lenient star-giver, and maybe this table proves that. But I think it’s also important to realize that I don’t dive into books without doing my research first. I purposely try to pick and choose books that I’m fairly confident I will love. I read the synopsis, I read reviews, and I really question whether or not it’s for me before I dive in. I think this is one of the big reasons why I love so many of the books that I read.

Plus, I’m a feeler.

RatingNumber of Books
5 Stars53
4.5 Stars11
4 Stars37
3.5 Stars14
3 Stars22
2.5 Stars6
2 Stars11
1.5 Stars1
1 Star4
0.5 Stars0
0 Stars0
Did Not Finish1

Average Ratings – Genre

Here you can see the average rating for each genre I have reviewed. Note that some books may fit into more than one genre, which is why there are so many results for each one.

NameNumber of ReviewsAverage Rating
Abuse6 Reviews4.75 Stars
Action4 Reviews4.75 Stars
Adult11 Reviews4 Stars
Adventure18 Reviews4 Stars
Aliens1 Review4.50 Stars
Angels5 Reviews4.50 Stars
Biography1 Review3 Stars
Business1 Review3 Stars
Contemporary45 Reviews3.97 Stars
Crime1 Review5 Stars
Demons3 Reviews4.67 Stars
Dystopian50 Reviews3.89 Stars
Erotica9 Reviews3.56 Stars
Fairies1 Review2 Stars
Fairy Tale Retelling4 Reviews4.12 Stars
Fantasy61 Reviews3.91 Stars
Greek Mythology2 Reviews4.25 Stars
Historical Fiction6 Reviews3.83 Stars
Horror1 Review5 Stars
Humor1 Review4 Stars
Magic7 Reviews3.64 Stars
Mermaids4 Reviews3.88 Stars
Middle Grade1 Review4 Stars
Military1 Review3 Stars
Mystery9 Reviews4.06 Stars
Mythology14 Reviews3.86 Stars
New Adult17 Reviews3.82 Stars
Non-Fiction1 Review3 Stars
Paranormal37 Reviews3.81 Stars
Pirates1 Review4 Stars
Post Apocalyptic15 Reviews3.83 Stars
Rape1 Review5 Stars
Realistic Fiction1 Review2 Stars
Religion2 Reviews5 Stars
Romance103 Reviews3.90 Stars
Science Fiction54 Reviews3.99 Stars
Space3 Reviews4.83 Stars
Sports1 Review5 Stars
Steampunk3 Reviews5 Stars
Survival3 Reviews3.67 Stars
Suspense4 Reviews4.25 Stars
Thriller3 Reviews4.17 Stars
Time Travel3 Reviews4.17 Stars
University1 Review2 Stars
Urban Fantasy4 Reviews4.12 Stars
Vampires4 Reviews4.38 Stars
Werewolves2 Reviews3 Stars
Western1 Review3.50 Stars
Young Adult121 Reviews3.90 Stars
Zombies2 Reviews3.25 Stars

Average Ratings – Publishers

This is the same as before, but this time we’re calculating publishers! Note that this table excludes publishers for whom I’ve only reviewed 1 book. It’s also divided according to imprint.

NameNumber of ReviewsAverage Rating
Aauvi House Publishing Group1 Review4 Stars
Amulet Books1 Review4 Stars
Atria Books6 Reviews3.58 Stars
Balzer & Bray4 Reviews4.50 Stars
Berkley Trade2 Reviews4 Stars
Bloomsbury USA Childrens3 Reviews3.83 Stars
C&C Legacy Publishing1 Review2.50 Stars
Cincinnatus Press1 Review3 Stars
Delacorte Books for Young Readers1 Review2 Stars
Dial2 Reviews3.50 Stars
Disney Hyperion5 Reviews3.90 Stars
Doubleday1 Review3 Stars
Dutton Juvenile1 Review3 Stars
Entangled Teen2 Reviews4 Stars
Farrar Straus and Giroux3 Reviews3.83 Stars
Feiwel & Friends4 Reviews5 Stars
Flux1 Review2 Stars
Greenwillow1 Review3.50 Stars
Harlequin Teen8 Reviews4.25 Stars
HarperCollins1 Review5 Stars
HarperTeen18 Reviews3.56 Stars
Henry Holt and Co.1 Review5 Stars
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt1 Review4 Stars
Katherine Tegen Books10 Reviews4 Stars
Lansen Publishing2 Reviews4.50 Stars
Lerner Publishing Group1 Review4.50 Stars
Little Brown Books for Young Readers1 Review5 Stars
Margaret K. McElderry Books1 Review4 Stars
Metal Blonde Books1 Review4 Stars
Musa Publishing2 Reviews4 Stars
NAL1 Review5 Stars
Omnific Publishing1 Review4 Stars
Orchard Books1 Review4 Stars
Papoti Books1 Review5 Stars
Penny Press1 Review5 Stars
Putnam Juvenile3 Reviews3.33 Stars
Random House Books for Young Readers4 Reviews3.38 Stars
Razorbill6 Reviews4.42 Stars
Scholastic Point3 Reviews4.67 Stars
Scholastic Press2 Reviews3 Stars
Self Published23 Reviews3.89 Stars
Simon & Schuster1 Review2 Stars
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers1 Review4 Stars
Simon Pulse1 Review3 Stars
Skyscape2 Reviews5 Stars
Sourcebooks Fire1 Review5 Stars
Spencer Hill Press1 Review3.50 Stars
St. Martin’s Press4 Reviews3.88 Stars
Sterling4 Reviews3.62 Stars
Strange Chemistry3 Reviews3.67 Stars
Tanglewood Press2 Reviews4 Stars
The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House1 Review1 Star
Tor Teen2 Reviews4 Stars
Viking Juvenile1 Review4 Stars
Walker Childrens2 Reviews4.25 Stars
William Morrow1 Review1 Star

Do you keep track of any statistics about the books you read? Which genres or publishers tend to be your favourite?

Note: All of these statistics were generated automatically! It’s a feature that’s also built in to the Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin!

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    1. Hehe. 😀

      I think that as book bloggers we receive/buy soooo many books that it’s pretty important that we carefully pick and choose the ones we decide to read. We usually can’t read them all so we have to be selective. And it works out quite well, I think!

  1. Ashley, this is AWESOME. I admire you for putting together all these stats, because it was so cool to see your average ratings, then broken down different ways. I really ought to do something like this. 🙂

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  2. You just totally made me want to switch to whatever host you use for your blog. Those plugins are awesome! I’m so HTML stupid though so I’m scared. Can you do bloglovin with your blog? What about rafflecopters or sidebar widgets? Would I have to change my blog name or URL? Agh, too many questions!

    1. Hehehe 😀 You can do Bloglovin’, Rafflecopter, Sidebar widgets, and so much more! You can actually do more on WordPress than you can on Blogger (by far).

      You should be able to keep your same name and URL, but you will have to go through a few extra steps to move it over. You can even set it up so that you have the exact same URL structure (that way if someone tries to visit an old page on your blog, they get taken to the new blog but that same page).

      And if you’re really scared, you can find someone to hire to do it all for you.

      You could check out this post to hear from people who have gone through the process: Switching from Blogger to WordPress – Interviews With Bloggers Who’ve Done It!

    2. Also it’s important to realize that is different from The .com is the free version that you DO NOT WANT. You want the self-hosted version which is .org. Save yourself a headache and don’t get them mixed up!

  3. I forgot to add this in my last comment: How funny that you think you’re a lenient rater because I don’t see you that way. Not that I think you’re a tough rater because you’re not but I think you are very honest and fair. I love coming here and seeing 2, 3, 4 and 5 star reviews. Sometimes, I even get sick of all my 5 star reviews. But I’m super picky about what books I read. I sometimes get sick of going to blogs where 70% of the reviews are 3 stars. It’s like, do you love ANYTHING? I’ve learned that the majority of those reviewers are Calculators. I trust a Feeler’s reviews more than anything else!

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  4. Wow, I would have never thought to look at these statistics! I usually just do statistics by rating. I’m really interested now to do an average rating per pub for my own reads! And for genre too! There’s certain types of books that I almost never like…such as reaper and angel books (and of course erotica…not my cup of tea), but I almost always love stuff like high fantasy and dystopian. And werewolves (which it seems like you don’t like baha). Hmm. *curiosity*
    This is a great list, Ashley!

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  5. I love books + I love statistics = I love this post! So much info captured I love it. Now I want to move wordpress and get the ultimate book blogger plugin more than ever 😀

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