2018 in Review: Excel Edition

Now that 2018 has passed, I have a full year’s worth of fanfiction novel data to blab about. Let’s start with the basics.

Basics

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  • In 2018, I read a total of 46 books (I know the number on  my Goodreads account disagrees, I’ll get to that later) for a total of 5,051,121 words, with an average WC of 109,807 words/book
  • The longest book I read was Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson at 213,348 words. The shortest was All Systems Red, a novella by Martha Wells at 34,398 words. I’m excluding Extra Curricular Activities by Yoon Ha Lee (14,255) because it’s really more of a long short story.
  • Author-wise, 26 books were written by female authors and 20 were written by male authors, for a 56/44 split. As a reader of almost exclusively SciFi/Fantasy, I’d say that’s a pretty good split considering the genre’s author demographics
  • Amusingly, the only contemporary romance book I read, Crazy Rich Asians, was written by a male author, Kevin Kwan

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