[Saturday Reads] My 2021 Goodreads Reading Stats


Myra here.

Every Saturday we hope to share with you our thoughts on reading and books. We thought that it would be good practice to reflect on our reading lives and our thoughts about reading in general. While on occasion, we would feature a few books in keeping with this, there would be a few posts where we will just write about our thoughts on read-alouds, libraries, reading journals, upcoming literary conferences, books that we are excited about, and just book love miscellany in general.

2021 Reading Stats

Every year, I share my reading stats, thanks to Goodreads. My target for 2021 was to read 365 books, and I am glad to share that I was able to read 370 books in total, with 26,730 pages read – as compared to 403 books in 2020.

Here is a breakdown of books I read across genres:

Genre # of Books Read (2021)
Fiction picturebooks 216
Early Readers 13
Non-fiction picturebooks 69
Poetry picturebook 9
Adult fiction 34
Graphic Novels 4
Non-fiction, memoirs, PD texts 11
Middle Grade / YA fiction 12
Poetry Anthology/ Novels in verse 2

I read 294 picturebooks in total (inclusive of fiction, non-fiction and poetry titles). Here is a range of books I read in 2021 – the shortest and the longest title, most popular to the least popular:

Here is the range of books I read this year. Sadly, Goodreads does not allow the books to be filtered across rankings any longer, unlike in the previous years.

How about you? What are your reading goals in 2022?

January 1, 2022 at 06:30AM Myra Garces-Bacsal