I’m not going to lie, I slacked off a lot on this towards the end of the month, and was having a hell of a time playing catch-up pre-election. I used the shock and dismay after last night to power through the last few days of reviews.
Anyway. I’m going to start doing something different, going forward. It can be pretty time consuming organizing all this information, so I think I’m going to stop updating the yearly information every month, and instead make one culminating post at the end of the year. If everyone protests, though, I’ll keep on as I have been.
213 reviews (-6% from last month)
Average rating: 3.74 stars (+3.6%)
Most popular book: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne (3 reviews; 3.00 avg)
Most popular author: Rainbow Rowell (5 reviews; 4.00 avg)
Most reviews: badkittyuno (congratulations!; 20 reviews)
Fiction: 160 reviews (-10.6%)
Nonfiction: 46 reviews (no change)
Uncategorized: 8 reviews (+87.5%) (Note from Mswas: please make sure you do NOT have “uncategorized” selected. There should be enough genre variety to add at least one. Make sure the box didn’t get checked accidently. )
Most popular genre: Fantasy (45 reviews)
Male authors: 79 (-17.7%)
Female authors: 125 (-1.6%)
Oldest book read this month: A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter (1909)
Books from 2016: 57 (25.2% of total)
Books from the last 10 years: 169 (74.7%)
Most popular author countries: United States (59.7%), Great Britain (9.7%), and Australia and Canada (1.8% each)
Avg. Goodreads rating: 3.95 stars
Avg. Goodreads vote totals: 91,094
Avg. page count: 329
Average author age: 47.
Our monthly review breakdown:
Jan – 393
Feb – 365
Mar – 312
Apr – 278
May – 275
June – 252
July – 298
August – 318
October – 213
The CBR database currently contains over 11,500 reviews for I don’t know how many individual books and authors. Maybe, one day, when I get caught up I’ll try to figure that out. I’ve input Goodreads info on almost 7,000 of these books, have the sex info on over 10,000 authors, and the country information on about 6,500.
I’m still, of course, in the process of going back through CBR3, 4, and 5, along with various blogs for CBR1 and 2, not to mention the Pajiba reviews section of the mothership (though, I’ve only done a handful).
If anyone has suggestions for what else they want to see in the monthly stat round-up, just let me know. I’ve temporarily put the brakes on the Google Docs file for community edit.