Monday, January 7, 2013

Infographic: Books I Read in 2012

View in New Window

Here's something fun: an infographic of the books I read or bought in 2012. These charts make me look like a surprisingly old-fashioned reader, finding most of my physical books on the shelves of libraries

and used bookstores. However, most of the adult and YA books that I enjoyed the most came from word of mouth, followed by known authors and social media.

What were some of your favorite books you read last year?







If you enjoyed this post, you may also like:





13 comments:

  1. Love this, Sylvia! You are a prolific reader and note taker. I will try to remember to log everything for 2013. The ones that stick in my mind from last year's reading (but not necessarily published last year) were Marissa Meyer's CINDER (YA), DASH & LILY'S BOOK OF DARES by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (YA) and Garth Stein's THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN (adult). If I start in on the picture books, I'll be posting, not commenting, so I'll stop here!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, I will check these out. I'm always looking for a good read.

      Delete
  2. I love pie charts!! Oh sorry, is my nerd showing? ;D

    I'm terrible at keeping track of stuff so I'll never know what I read or bought or borrowed. I do know that I rarely read any adult novels. The closest I get is YA. Anything adult I read is non-fiction.

    Like Wendy said, you are a prolific reader!

    ReplyDelete
  3. How did you keep a track of everything you read? I'm trying to do that this year and would love any tips you have.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I learned the hard way how not to do it. Last year, I just had a text document, where I kept separate categories (bought, borrowed, kids, picture books, etc) and I wrote down the name of the book and how I found it. It was very difficult to take all that information and to break it down for the chart though.

      If all you're doing is listing the books you've read, a word document would work. Or you can go to a website like Goodreads or Library Thing, which lets you track all the books you read.

      This year, I'm doing my list in Xcel. I have columns for each category I want to track, so I add "1" under each category a book fits in (like used, YA, word of mouth). I figure at the end of the year, I can just add the columns up and get the information much more easily. We'll see if that works!

      Delete
  4. Wow, that is a great infographic! I've been wanting to parse my data a little more, take a look at gender and ethnicity and other things like that. Maybe some quiet night on the ref desk.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's a really interesting thought; I think I may do so too for this year. It'd be an interesting breakdown, I'm sure.

      Delete
  5. Love this infographic! I need to look more at what kind of books I read and challenge myself to step out of my comfort zone.

    I haven't read The Devotion of Subject X yet, but I want to! Have you read Naoko, also by Higashino? I read it a few years ago and really liked it. But I'm never sure if it's just the translation or the author. Although I think it has a different translator for the more recent one.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No, the Devotion of Suspect X is the only one I've read from him, but now I want to check out some more. Thanks for stopping by.

      Delete
  6. very cool graphic. maybe i'll keep closer track of what i read this year and break it down like this.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I like your infographic and I'm like you! I browse the books at the library that are displayed too! Still, I thought your book choices had a wide range of genres and weren't too old fashioned to me! This comment challenge is great to discover new blogs!

    ReplyDelete

Join the discussion...