On the first day of each month over at Audiobook Empire I used to put up a post that would serve as a way to keep track of what I had been reading during that month as well as what books I may have purchased.
I am going to do the same thing here as well. Hopefully I can break out of my July reading slump.
All of these statistics come from the spreadsheet I use to keep track of my audiobook collection and my reading statistics. If you saw all of the different statistics I keep with this chart you would clearly see that I have a problem. These are the statistics that I feel best sum up how I’ve really done each month when it comes to reading.
|Books Read||Minutes Read||Average number of days to finish a book||Average Rating per Book|
This chart shows the real depth of my reading slump. I read fewer books in July than any other month of the year, the next lowest month was February with 6 books read. It took on average 2.3 days to finish a book which is the second highest average this year behind February’s 3.2 days per book.
The average score of 8.5 means that while I didn’t read a lot in July, I liked every book I read. The 8.5 average rating is the highest of the year so far.
|Yes!: My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of WrestleMania||Daniel Bryan, Craig Tello||Daniel Bryan, Peter Berkrot||Macmillan Audio|
|Radical Abundance: How a Revolution in Nanotechnology Will Change Civilization||K. Eric Drexler||Tim Pabon||Gildan Media, LLC|
|Detroit: An American Autopsy||Charlie LeDuff||Eric Martin||HighBridge Company|
|Smashing Physics: Inside the Discovery of the Higgs Boson||Jon Butterworth||Jonathan Keeble||Audible Studios|
|The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832||Alan Taylor||Bronson Pinchot||Audible Studios|
|Doc: The Rape of the Town of Lovell||Jack Olsen||Kevin Pierce||Jack Olsen Literary Works, LLC|
|Lord of All Things||Andreas Eschbach, Samuel Willcocks (translator)||Nick Podehl||Brilliance Audio|
|Forsaken: Book One of the Shadow Cove Saga||J.D. Baker||Christina Delaine||Hampton Creek Press|
|Bassam and the Seven Secret Scrolls: Bassam, Book 1||Paul B. Skousen||Mark Deakins||Izzard Ink Publishing|
|Ebola K: A Terrorist Thriller||Bobby Adair||Adam Verner||Bobby Adair|
|Take Down||James Swain||Nick Podehl||Brilliance Audio|
|How to Build an Android: The True Story of Philip K. Dick’s Robotic Resurrection||David F. Dufty||Bronson Pinchot||Blackstone Audio, Inc.|
|Thirteen: The Apollo Flight that Failed||Henry S.F. Cooper Jr.||J. Paul Guimont||Audible Studios|
|The Martian: A Novel||Andy Weir||R. C. Bray||Podium Publishing|
Thanks to sales and Whispersync for Voice deals, August was a good month for acquisitions.
|Title||Author||Narrator||Started Reading||Finished Reading|
|Yes!: My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of WrestleMania||Daniel Bryan, Craig Tello||Daniel Bryan, Peter Berkrot||08/03/2015||08/04/2015|
|The Wal-Mart Effect||Charles Fishman||Alan Sklar||08/04/2015||08/05/2015|
|Ebola K: A Terrorism Thriller, Book 1||Bobby Adair||Adam Verner||08/10/2015||08/12/2015|
|Detroit: An American Autopsy||Charlie LeDuff||Eric Martin||08/12/2015||08/13/2015|
|Take Down||James Swain||Nick Podehl||08/19/2015||08/20/2015|
|Thirteen: The Apollo Flight that Failed||Henry S.F. Cooper Jr.||J. Paul Guimont||08/24/2015||08/24/2015|
|The Martian||Andy Weir||R. C. Bray||08/25/2015||08/26/2015|
|The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water||Charles Fishman||Stephen Hoye||08/27/2015||08/29/2015|
|Lock In||John Scalzi||Wil Wheaton||08/30/2015||08/31/2015|
Check back often to monitor my reading progress!
I encourage you to use the comments section of this post to let me know what you are reading or listening to this month. You can also post any interesting bargains or book related contests you find. I’m opening it up to all books not just audio!