One of my motivations behind carefully recording my reading statistics this year is that I hoped to identify certain trends that emerge. I’m into my seventh month of record-keeping and have started to notice some interesting things.
The most notable detail for me is that, even though I finished less books than May, I read almost 1,000 more pages. It’s interesting to think about quantity vs. length.
Looking at this month’s finished titles, it has also become apparent that, when I am busy and stressed, I turn to old favorites. Even when I’m exhausted and don’t have the energy to read, I don’t stop reading. I just revisit what I’ve loved in the past. As C.S. Lewis puts it, “I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.” Some books are just as good as I remember, some grow and change with me, and others lose their shine.
Do you ever reread books? Do they get old or are you always noticing new things? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
- Number of books read: 8
- Number of pages read: 3,974
- Number of audiobooks listened to: 2
- Number of rereads: 4
- Longest book: Cress by Marissa Meyer
- Shortest book: I’m Still Here by Austin Channing-Brown
- Highest ratings:
- Paper Towns by John Green (5 stars)
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (4.75 stars)
- Lowest rating: Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver (2.5 stars)
Some notes on my stats:
- Audiobooks are included in total page count. It takes me longer to listen to a book than read it, so I count them
- My ratings are on a 5-star system and are ridiculously subjective
If you want more information about each book, follow the links embedded in the titles. That will bring you to the book’s Goodreads page.