Statistics from Books I Reviewed in 2013

Statistics from Books I Reviewed in 2013

With 2013 coming to a close, it’s time to look back on the year! I reviewed a total of 147 books. Wow, that’s quite a few!

I have a couple of statistics I’d love to share with you guys! These statistics show where I got these books, who published them, how I rated them, and more. So let’s dig in and highlight some of the best and worse of the bunch. πŸ˜€

Where I got my books

This chart shows where I got all the books I reviewed in 2013! You can see that I bought most of the books (48) with NetGalley and Edelweiss coming in second.

Name Number of Reviews Average Rating
ARC From Publisher 13 Reviews 3.77 Stars
Author 6 Reviews 3.08 Stars
Blog Tour 12 Reviews 3.92 Stars
BookExpo America 11 Reviews 3.64 Stars
Edelweiss 20 Reviews 2.90 Stars
Finished Copy From Publisher 1 Review 2 Stars
Gifted 4 Reviews 4.12 Stars
NetGalley 25 Reviews 3.36 Stars
Purchased 48 Reviews 3.46 Stars
Won 4 Reviews 3.50 Stars

How many books I read in each genre

Ignoring “Young Adult” coming out on top (because that’s technically an age group), romance was my most popular genre, followed by contemporary. I’m not surprised because I read a buttload of contemporary romances!

My favourite contemporary romances

Rating-wise, and ignoring genres with only one review (because that’s no fair!), Thriller totally rocked it. I read 6 thriller books and they got an average rating of 4.17 out of 5. We’re talking The Naturals, Find Me, Premeditated, The Rules for Disappearing and more!

Name Number of Reviews Average Rating
Abuse 4 Reviews 3.88 Stars
Action 1 Review 2.50 Stars
Adult 13 Reviews 3.65 Stars
Adventure 1 Review 3 Stars
Aliens 1 Review 4.50 Stars
Angels 2 Reviews 3 Stars
Apocalyptic 2 Reviews 2.75 Stars
Chick Lit 1 Review 4.50 Stars
Contemporary 77 Reviews 3.48 Stars
Crime 2 Reviews 3.25 Stars
Demons 2 Reviews 3.75 Stars
Drama 3 Reviews 2 Stars
Dystopian 28 Reviews 3.29 Stars
Erotica 7 Reviews 3.79 Stars
Fairy Tale Retelling 2 Reviews 3.75 Stars
Fantasy 23 Reviews 3.24 Stars
Greek Mythology 1 Review 4.50 Stars
Historical Fiction 4 Reviews 3 Stars
Humor 1 Review 4 Stars
Magic 2 Reviews 2.50 Stars
Memoir 1 Review 2.50 Stars
Mermaids 5 Reviews 2.70 Stars
Military 1 Review 3 Stars
Music 2 Reviews 2.75 Stars
Mystery 10 Reviews 3.55 Stars
Mythology 6 Reviews 3.25 Stars
New Adult 28 Reviews 3.38 Stars
Non-Fiction 1 Review 2.50 Stars
Paranormal 20 Reviews 3.68 Stars
Post Apocalyptic 7 Reviews 2.57 Stars
Retelling 2 Reviews 2.75 Stars
Romance 96 Reviews 3.41 Stars
Science Fiction 34 Reviews 3.35 Stars
Space 2 Reviews 2.25 Stars
Sports 2 Reviews 2.50 Stars
Survival 1 Review 3 Stars
Suspense 2 Reviews 2 Stars
Thriller 6 Reviews 4.17 Stars
Time Travel 3 Reviews 4 Stars
Vampires 2 Reviews 4.25 Stars
Young Adult 106 Reviews 3.35 Stars
Zombies 2 Reviews 2.50 Stars

Fabulous YA thrillers

I had bad luck with drama, space, and wow—the post apocalyptic category really tanked. I read 7 books in that genre and they got an average rating of 2.57 out of 5! Yeeks.

Horrible post-apocalyptic books

How many books I read by each publisher

HarperTeen dominates! I guess that’s not surprising. A huge reason is probably because I got a lot of physical ARCs from them and I’m auto approved for them on Edelweiss. But I’m proud to say that the next one down is self-published! I love me some indie authors! ♥

Self published books that rock

As far as ratings go, I continue to love Sourcefire Books and Atria books. I started reading more Disney Hyperion books this year and with an average rating of 4 stars, they’re rocking it! It looks like I haven’t been doing well with Spencer Hill Press (2.33 star average) and Random House. They both had some real doozies like Frigid, PODs, Lies Beneath, and Dualed.

Name Number of Reviews Average Rating
Atom 1 Review 0 Stars
Atria Books 5 Reviews 4.10 Stars
Balzer & Bray 7 Reviews 3.14 Stars
Berkley Trade 1 Review 5 Stars
Bloomsbury USA Childrens 5 Reviews 3.40 Stars
C&C Legacy Publishing 1 Review 2.50 Stars
Cincinnatus Press 1 Review 3 Stars
Corgi Children’s Books 1 Review 2.50 Stars
Delacorte Books for Young Readers 3 Reviews 3.50 Stars
Dial 2 Reviews 3.25 Stars
Disney Hyperion 6 Reviews 4 Stars
Doubleday 1 Review 2 Stars
Dutton Adult 1 Review 5 Stars
Dutton Juvenile 2 Reviews 3.50 Stars
ECW Press 1 Review 3.50 Stars
EgmontUSA 1 Review 3 Stars
Entangled Teen 3 Reviews 4 Stars
Farrar Straus and Giroux 4 Reviews 3.50 Stars
Feiwel & Friends 2 Reviews 4.75 Stars
Forever Romance 1 Review 3.50 Stars
Gallery Books 1 Review 1.50 Stars
Harlequin Teen 7 Reviews 3.86 Stars
HarperCollins 1 Review 4.50 Stars
HarperTeen 16 Reviews 3.53 Stars
Henry Holt and Co. 1 Review 3 Stars
Katherine Tegen Books 9 Reviews 3.22 Stars
Little Brown Books for Young Readers 3 Reviews 4.50 Stars
Metal Blonde Books 1 Review 4 Stars
MTV Books 1 Review 1.50 Stars
NAL 1 Review 4.50 Stars
Omnific Publishing 2 Reviews 3.25 Stars
Papoti Books 1 Review 5 Stars
Penny Press 2 Reviews 3.50 Stars
Putnam Juvenile 1 Review 0 Stars
Random House Books for Young Readers 2 Reviews 2.25 Stars
Razorbill 3 Reviews 3.50 Stars
Scholastic Point 1 Review 4 Stars
Science Future Press 1 Review 3 Stars
Self Published 14 Reviews 3.61 Stars
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2 Reviews 1.50 Stars
Simon Pulse 4 Reviews 3.38 Stars
Skyscape 4 Reviews 2.88 Stars
Sourcebooks Fire 3 Reviews 4.17 Stars
Speak 1 Review 1.50 Stars
Spencer Hill Contemporary 1 Review 2 Stars
Spencer Hill Press 2 Reviews 2.50 Stars
Spiegel & Grau 1 Review 2.50 Stars
St. Martin’s Press 3 Reviews 2.83 Stars
Tor Teen 1 Review 2 Stars
Walker Childrens 3 Reviews 3.50 Stars
William Morrow 5 Reviews 3.10 Stars

How I rated books

It looks like I handed out the most 4 star ratings, with 3 stars coming in at a close second.

Rating Number of Books
5 Stars 19
4.5 Stars 22
4 Stars 27
3.5 Stars 12
3 Stars 26
2.5 Stars 14
2 Stars 12
1.5 Stars 8
1 Star 4
0.5 Stars 0
0 Stars 0
Did Not Finish 3

Four books I absolutely hated

And that’s all folks!

I’m really, really proud of all the books I’ve read and reviewed in 2013. It was certainly a crazy year. I feel like next year is going to be really up in the air. I suspect that I’ll get less reading done because I’ll have a lot more things to juggle. Lately has stolen a lot of my reading time (I’m loving it, but it means more coding, less reading :P).

But 2013 has been a great year and I want to say a massive THANK YOU to all my readers! πŸ˜€ I love you and Nose Graze wouldn’t exist without you! I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  1. Oh Allegiant, how it haunts me. I haven’t read it yet but I know the ending, so I’ve been putting it off. I feel like since I read and reviewed the first two, I should just go ahead and finish the series and stop being such a baby about it. But I’m not sure I can take 400+ pages of Tris whining, Tobias whining, and the two of them not sorting out their problems. Yuck, indeed.

    Also, The Edge of Never! I saw that at Target the other day and immediately wanted to pick it up, but I have such a TBR pile right now I reluctantly put it back. :B

    This is a really cool feature from the UBB plugin. I’ll have to use it next year. πŸ˜›

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    1. Bleh, it basically is 400+ pages of that. Such a huge disappointment.. especially because I loved Divergent, but then it all just went downhill. πŸ™

  2. I love stats! I’m working on (and procrastinating) my post for my 2014 reading challenge…and wishing I had more stats on my 2013 challenge. I can’t afford a plug-in like that, but it is. so. awesome. HarperCollins are probably my favourite publishers. I’m most likely to like their books, so I don’t worry when I request. I’d never read any indie-authors until this year! I’m happy. πŸ™‚ Congrats on 147 books! Woah! That’s amazing. πŸ˜‰ I read 107.

    1. I’d honestly never post stats like this if I couldn’t generate them automatically. I think I saw one person who manually put together something like this and I think that would drive me crazy! O_O I could never do it! Lol.

      107 is a great number! Congrats. πŸ˜€

  3. You and your effing stats! I hate you because I want to be you. lol. I always wanted to read PODs, yeah, wont be doing that now. I am so excited for Four Seconds to Lose. I probably wont be reading as much next year either, so much school and I want to start my book tour business in the summer. I am nervous it’s not going to work out but I really, really want it to.

    Jennifer Bielman recently posted: 2013 Best Books by Genre (Happy New Year!)
    1. Ughhhh PODs was horrible!!

      I can’t wait to see your book tour business! It’s going to rock super hard!

    1. My god I wish I DNF’d Taking Chances. That was literally one of the worst books I’ve EVER read.

      The whole Divergent series just really disappointed me after the first book. I loved Divergent itself but then the other two books just went further and further downhill. πŸ™

    1. Branching out is good! I find that if I read too much of the same thing I get bored and start rating them lower lol.

  4. Oh it looks like you had a generally really fantastic year, though! I’m happy that you founds really great books out of the bad books there were, and I’m thinking that I should probably read some of those contemporary books you mentioned loving, like Attachments or maybe The Naturals or The Edge of Never <33 Have a fantastic new year!

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  5. I love these stats, and seeing what the UBB plugin can do. I installed the plugin a month ago and am updating my old reviews, but it will be a while before I can run stats like this for all of 2013. It will be fun when I can though.

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  6. I love your stats! This is a great post. Romance would definitely come in at #1 for me as well, I can’t read a book if there isn’t romance in it.

    Allegiant was a HUGE disappointment! Its put me off seeing the movie now as well which I was super excited about πŸ™

    Happy New Year Ashley! x

  7. Really nice to read those stats! I was wondering if you could advise me on some books to read. I have finished a lot of books and I don’t know what to buy anymore.

    I loved books like The Hunger Games, Divergent, Harry Potter etc. The Fantasy genre is something I really enjoy but if you know another nice book for me to read? What do you think that is a must read book?


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