Wednesday, September 6, 2017

#BookADay Summer Report #1

I did it.

I read (an average of) a book every day for 12 weeks.  I started a week and a half before school go out, and wrapped up over Labor Day weekend, a week and a half after I went back to work.  I resorted to plowing through three graphic novels and a book of poetry right at the end, but I DID IT.*

*I think so, anyway.  When putting this together I found a couple of duplicate titles, and I'm not sure if I double-counted them, or wrote the wrong title down.  

Here are some gorgeous stats.  Feast your eyes!

Clearly I read a majority of books for younger people, but I'm going to say that I'm still pretty sure that 15 adult books is more than the typical American reads in a year, let alone a summer.  So there.

Of the non-picture books, here's a formatting breakdown:

A hefty amount of graphic novels, a handful of other styles, and then a solid majority of, well, novels.  Yes, I read a lot of graphic novels in part to keep on top of the whole one-a-day thing, but as a result, I found some interesting series and stand-alones I wouldn't have tried otherwise.  I just wandered the YA Graphic Novels section of my library and pulled out anything that wasn't superheroes or manga.

The always fun look at genre is next!

The only surprises here are that I only read one "real" mystery, and that I actually read quite a bit of nonfiction.  Otherwise, yes, fantasy and realistic fiction are my long-time favorites, with historical fiction, memoir, and mystery being three of my other preferred genres.

Here's an embarrassing one:

That's under a quarter, isn't it?  I really need to put my money where my mouth is on this one.  I'll save us all some time and add that most of these white authors are American women.  Nothing like reading in one's own comfort zone.  Pfft.  

I had five re-reads: The Crossover, The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia, and Resistance.  I read The Crossover with a teacher summer book club, and the others I read before reading on with the series.  Speaking of series, I finished the two I just mentioned, as well as the Half Bad series, the Savage Song duology, and Schwab's ADSOM trilogy.

Coming up soon in parts 2 and 3: a brief review of the best and worst of the bunch and a sage (humor me) reflection on the experience overall.


  1. Wow! This is impressive. I didn’t even finish Fantastic Mr. Fox in a day, and that’s only 90 pages. :)

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. This is an impressive amount of reading for the summer! I loved the graphs!


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