December 28, 2012

What I read in 2012

Before I write about my favorite books of 2012, I wanted to post some data about what I read in 2012.

I read a total of 82 books this year. 26 of them were indie published vs. 56 traditionally published. This far exceeded my New Year's resolution goal of reading ten indie books.

In terms of the ratings I handed out for the 82 books, they fell into these buckets:
  • 5 stars - 24 books
  • 4 stars - 31 books
  • 3 stars - 25 books
  • 2 stars - 2 books

Not surprisingly, the ratings clustered around 4 stars because my average ratings on Goodreads is 4.01.

Digging a little deeper into the indie books, their ratings were as follows:
  • 5 stars - 6 books
  • 4 stars - 11 books
  • 3 stars - 8 books
  • 2 stars - 1 book

The six indie books that received 5 stars, ranked in order of how much I liked them, were:
  1. Hollowland by Amanda Hocking
  2. Hera by Chrystalla Thoma (note: not a novel but still packaged as it's own book)
  3. Treason by S.M. Boyce
  4. Rex Rising by Chrystalla Thoma
  5. Break You by Blake Crouch
  6. Deadlocked by A.R. Wise

In my next post, I'll list my top ten favorite books of 2012. Will any of the 5 star indie books make the list? Stay tuned!

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