The ratings for the books I read this year broke down as follows:
- 5 stars - 23 books
- 4 stars - 30 books
- 3 stars - 29 books
This works out to an average rating of 3.93 stars per book, almost identical to my average rating of 3.92 last year!
Of the 82 books I read, 26 were indie published. This is a smaller percentage than last year’s 47%.
The ratings for the indie published books were distributed in an interesting way:
- 5 stars - 5 books
- 4 stars - 13 books
- 3 stars - 8 books
For some reason, there were far more 4-star books than 5- or 3-stars. 4-star indie books accounted for 43% of all the 4-star books I read this year, while indie books comprised only 22% of the 5-stars and 28% of the 3-stars. Why did the indie books cluster so much around the 4-star rating? I have no idea, except that it seemed that the indie books I read were largely good but not great whereas there was a broader spectrum to the traditionally published books I read in 2016.
In my next post, I’ll list my top ten favorite books of the year. Stay tuned!