Wrap Up

2021 Year in Books

Welp, I had my worst reading year since 2014, just a paltry 34 books read. Since 2015 I’ve read over 50 books a year. But it’s been a hell of a year. From a cancer scare for me to multiple family deaths, well, I’ll be happy to see this year in the rearview mirror.

Total Books: 34
Average Length: 368 pages
Average Rating: 8.4 out of 10

While I didn’t read as many books, I prioritized quality over quantity for the second year in a row and I’m really enjoying knowing that I’m reading books I truly enjoy.

This chart was a bit surprising – I listened to remarkably few audiobooks comparatively and my ARC percentage is now up to 50%!

Unsurprisingly, given the number of ARCs that I read, half of the books are from 2021 and 2022.

Well, it was a slow year so this one, again, not surprising.

This one is always a fun one to do. Each year I think that I should read more from particular publishers, but in this year’s chart, the number read is roughly proportional to the size of the publisher! Random House is the biggest and I read more books from them, versus Norton, HMH, and Chronicle are all pretty small, so just one from each makes sense.

And for the first time in years, fiction surpassed nonfiction! Nonfiction is probably only as high as it is because of Nonfiction Book Club, though we are now presently on hiatus.

I’ve read so many romance books this year it’s a little absurd. But they are the most escapist of all the subgenres, so not surprising.

When I say my interests are varied, I’m not exaggerating. While I sort many nonfiction books into multiple categories, I think the number of genres here is ideal.

Books Read in 2021

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