A Year in Review 2011 : Pt 1 : Reading and Site Stats

Ah… time for my favourite post of the year! I do so love working out the stats and deciding on my reads of the year – and changing my mind, then picking them again, and then working out how I can bend my own rules to include everything… 😉

Apologies in advance as I’ve gone a little overboard and had to split this baby into a few posts! 🙂

Okay, so first up are the stats! And this post is all stats so feel free to skip it if you wish. I’ll be posting (the I’m sure far more interesting!) reads of the year post on Wednesday.

(And if you’re interested I’ll be posting a wrap up of my music listening life in 2011 tomorrow)

Reading Stats:

  • Total Books Read : 84
  • Pages: 24,316
  • Fiction: 84
  • Non Fiction: 0
  • Graphic Novels: 13
  • Young Adult: 55 (65%)
  • Written By Women: 38
  • Written By Men: 41
  • New Authors to Me: 54
  • Re-Reads: 2
  • Series: 26
  • Short Story Collections: 3
  • Audiobooks: 8
  • Best Reading Month: March (11 Books)
  • Worst Reading Month: Jun & Nov (2 Books Each)

And now some site stats:


Top Ten Most Viewed Posts of the Year

  1. 50+ Fantastic Young Adult Dystopian Novels
  2. Review: One Day by David Nicholls
  3. Review: Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  4. The TwentyEleven Challenge
  5. Review: Hector and the Search for Happiness by François Lelord
  6. Maximum Security (Cherub Book #3) – Robert Muchamore
  7. Review: Sony PRS 350 eReader
  8. Review: Digital Fortress – Dan Brown
  9. Review: The Rabbits by Shaun Tan and John Marsden
  10. Review: My Name is Mina by David Almond

Top Ten Referring Sites of the Year

  1. Google
  2. Facebook
  3. Twitter
  4. theprizefinder.com
  5. yabookblogdirectory.blogspot.com
  6. bookbloggerappreciationweek.com
  7. dystopischeliteratur.org
  8. athomewithbooks.blogspot.com
  9. stainlesssteeldroppings.com
  10. learning.blogs.nytimes.com

Top Ten Search Terms of the Year

Adjusted to combine duplicates & similar searches

  1. Young Adult Dystopian Novels*
  2. Among the Hidden
  3. “One Day” David Nichols Ending/Spoiler/Emma Morley
  4. Digital Fortress
  5. Hector and the Search for Happiness
  6. All my Friends are Superheroes
  7. Monsters of Men Review
  8. My Name is Mina
  9. Shaun Tan
  10. Sky Burial
    * Searches for YA Dystopian novels are just over twice that of the rest of the top-ten put together!

The Years Baddest Bloggers!

No prizes for this (just the glory!) but I thought it it’d be fun to group this years bad blogger rounds together and see who is the baddest 2011 blogger! 😉

  1. Clover (Fluttering Butterflies) – 3pts
    Chris (Dreamstuff Books) – 3pts
    Steph (StephSu Reads) – 3pt
  2. Kelly (The Written Word) – 2pts
    Liz (My Favourite Books) – 2pts
  3. Carl V (S/Steel Droppings) – 1.5 pts
  4. Ryan (Empire of Books) – 1 pt
    Melissa (YA Bookshelf) – 1pt
    Vasilly (1330v) – 1pt
    Eva (A Striped Armchair) – 1pt
    Amanda (Floor to Ceiling) 1 Pt
    Rob (Rob Around Books) – 1 Pt
    Nymeth (Things Mean a Lot) – 1 Pt

Top Ten Commenters

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and took the time to leave their thoughts on any of my reviews or posts this year. But particular thanks to these people who came back time and again and really contributed to my site this year!

  1. Kailana Kailana
  2. Alyce Alyce
  3. Beth F Beth F
  4. Clover Clover
  5. Chris Chris
  6. Nikki-ann Nikki-ann
  7. Amanda Amanda
  8. Alex Alex
  9. Trisha Trisha
  10. Diane@BibliophileBytheSea Diane@BibliophileBytheSea

10 thoughts on “A Year in Review 2011 : Pt 1 : Reading and Site Stats

  • January 3 at 12:04 am

    You are a stats god, my friend! 🙂

    And isn’t it the most fun to bend rules to suit yourself when it comes to reading? I know I do it all the time and I must say it makes me happy, LOL!

    • January 4 at 9:48 pm

      Rules are definitely there to be bent. Especially the self imposed ones! 😉

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  • December 29 at 9:36 pm

    Yay for being #6 in your Top Ten Commenters!

    All the best for 2012! 🙂

  • December 28 at 6:27 pm

    Impressive stats! I used to do a much better job of keeping track of my stats, but got so busy over the summer that I’m very behind in that now.

  • December 28 at 3:39 pm

    I was surprised to see me as the top commenter because I am always so far behind on everything! I am enjoying catching up on your posts, though. I need to do some posts before the day is out.

  • December 26 at 9:37 pm

    YAY! I love stats posts, I really do. Hope next year is even more fantastic 🙂

  • December 26 at 1:48 pm

    First off, I have to say that I absolutely love all your wrap-up posts and that you split them into multiple posts. Just saying. 😀 Second, I’m surprised but delighted that I ended up in the top contributers, since I’ve been absolutely remiss about commenting for most of 2011! I hope to get better at that in 2012. Third, I think I’ve said this before (I know I’ve thought it, if I haven’t said it) but I LOVE that sidebar widget you have that features your best book of each month. 🙂

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