Last year was a great year, and I had lots of fun. I marked a person best for books read, and I upped my participation here by starting the database. I don’t know if I’ll read as many books as I did last year, but I plan on continuing being the resident stat guru.
And we’ve had an incredibly prolific month! It was hard keeping pace with your reviews.
Anyway, on with the stats!
502 reviews (a record! The previous record was January 2014, with 458)
Average rating: 3.56 stars
Most popular book: Kulti (5 reviews, 3.8 average)
Most popular author: Stephen King (7 reviews; 3.83 avg)
Most reviews: vel veeter (congratulations on 24 reviews! We begin a new year by crowning a new leader!)
Fiction: 409 reviews
Nonfiction: 91 reviews
Uncategorized: 3 reviews
Most popular genre: Fantasy (89 reviews)
Male authors: 192
Female authors: 299
Oldest book read this month: Great Expectations (1860)
Books from 2017: 17
Books from the last 10 years: 360
Most common languages: English (93%), Japanese (0.6%), Danish (0.4%)
Avg. Goodreads rating: 3.95 stars
Avg. Goodreads vote totals: 52,945
Avg. page count: 356
Average author age: 48.
Reviewer averages (minimum of 10 reviews):
badkittyuno (22 reviews, 3.75 stars, 366 pages)
Beth Ellen (11 reviews, 3.45 stars, 328 pages)
Caitlin_D (14 reviews, 3.28 stars, 285 pages)
Classic (23 reviews, 3.09 stars, 388 pages)
Ealbrecht (14 reviews, –, 305 pages)
emmalita (20 reviews, 3.53 stars, 279 pages)
Emperor Cupcakes (15 reviews, 2.79 stars, 342 pages)
vel veeter (24 reviews, 3.75 stars, 277 pages)
Our monthly review breakdown:
Jan – 502
The CBR database currently contains over 13,000 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 79% of these books, have the sex info on 95% of authors, and the nationality of 74% of authors.
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). I’m working on uploading incomplete Cannonballs to a Google Docs for anyone who wants to help.
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.