Looking back at 2015 in Books and the Blog

As we’re into Week 1 of 2016, time for me to take a glance back at 2015? 190 books read — made my goal (on 12/31), 255 posts (short of my goal by a couple hundred), almost triple the traffic over last year (which was almost triple the year before — this is a trend I could live with).

I did a quick breakdown of how my reading broke down by genre over the last few years. Nothing really stands out, other than that I really need to read more Non-Fiction. For someone who doesn’t plan too heavily, the way these numbers (esp. if you look at percentages) are pretty similar from year to year is kind of odd.

Genre 2015 2014 2013 2012 2012-2015
Fantasy 17 (9%)  11 (7%)  15 (8%)  12 (6%)  55 (8%)
General Fiction/Literature 17 (9%)  7 (4%)  30 (16%)  30 (14%)  84 (13%)
 Humor  1 (1%)  3 (2%)  0 (0%)  0 (0%)  4 (1%)
 Mystery/Suspense  64 (34%)  62 (37%)  63 (33%)  73 (35%)  262 (40%)
 Non-Fiction  8 (4%)  4 (2%)  2 (1%)  11 (5%)  25 (4%)
 Science Fiction  16 (8%)  17 (10%)  14 (7%)  11 (5%)  58 (9%)
 Steampunk  7 (4%)  3 (2%)  3 (2%)  11 (5%)  24 (4%)
 Theology/Christian Living  42 (22%)  42 (25%)  37 (19%)  10 (5%)  131 (20%)
 Urban Fantasy  19 (10%)  20 (12%)  26 (14%)  48 (23%)  113 (17%)
 Western 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (0%)  1 (0%)

I’d like to see posts and traffic go up in 2016 — hopefully the number of books will be about the same, maybe a little more variety between Genres, hopefully a little more variety in types of posts — we’ll see.

Have a great 2016, hope you find plenty of good things to read!

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