As 2012 draws to a close, I've been crunching some numbers.
How many books did I read in 2012?
You can see all of them here on my Goodreads 2012 Reading Challenge Page.
I read 63 YA debut books, and you can see a list of those I read here.
How many books did I review in 2012?
Like a lot of bloggers, I complain that every book I read is part of a series. This year, it seemed like I read about a hundred dystopian YA books. And then there's that crazy idea that bloggers are all OUT TO GET FREE BOOKS.
With the help of Excel, Apple Pages, and some techie family members, I am out to dispel all those misperceptions. Because numbers don't lie. Unless I'm doing the math. But this time, Excel is doing it for me :)
Note: these statistics go through December 25. Books reviewed this past week release in January and are going to be counted with 2013 stats.
Question One: Where Did I Get the Books I Reviewed in 2012?
Okay, it's a little hard to read this graph. If I make it any bigger, it eats up my sidebar.
But, believe it or not.... in 2012, I bought over one-third (42 out of the 120) of the books that I reviewed.
My second major source of review books was Netgalley (34 books), swaps with other bloggers (11 books), Book Expo America (10 books), and my local library (10 books).
Question Two: What was the format of the books I read?
Question Three: What was the breakdown of publishers for the books I reviewed?
I'm doing two separate charts, the first for the so-called Big Six, plus Disney/Hyperion and Scholastic.
This statistic really surprised me, because Penguin very rarely approves me on NetGalley or Edelweiss -- three times, say my stats. Most of those Penguin books were bought by me!
And I'm loving the trend of the companion book -- I reviewed 9 companion books in 2012.