My blog buddy Alexia, over at Dreaming Of Open Seas, did a post with a fabulous chart on her own reading for last year. I have no freakin' clue how to make such a spiffy visual aide, but her post did inspire me to tally up what I read by genre. So, here we go with the break down of what I read last year.
YA books by genre:
Fantasy 19, Horror 8, Action/Adventure 4, Sci-Fi 5, Steampunk 4, Mystery 9, Paranormal 16, Historical 2, Dystopia 12, Realistic 7.
Non-YA fiction by genre:
Fantasy 2, Horror 0, Action/Adventure 0, Sci-Fi 0, Steampunk 2, Mystery 17, Paranormal 1, Historical 0, Dystopia 0, Realistic 1, Drama 2.
Non-fiction by genre:
Crafts: 6, Biography 2, History 5, Science 3, Culture 4.
Note: these totals do not include my own writings.
It's no surprise, of course, that I read more YA than "grown up" books, considering both my job and my hobby, but I am surprised by two things: I only read 3 works of "classic" literature the whole year, and I had no idea I read so many mysteries. Seriously, 26 mysteries?? That was my winning genre this year. Huh. And if I'd been asked before I totaled these up, I would've said that fantasy or paranormal would've been my most-read. Steampunk is one of my favorite genres, but I don't seem to have read too much of it, do I? How odd.
Goals for this year: read more classics again, find more steampunk. :)