Alex In Leeds

(Book Reviews and Adventures…)

My Reviewing Stats

I am a geek and always curious about the breakdown of the books that I am reviewing. :) Here you can see my stats for male vs female authors, where I get my books from, the years of publication and how many books were read by year. These stats are updated regularly as more book reviews are posted.

Last Updated: 18JAN2014

I currently have 187 book reviews posted to the site:

2 reviews from 2004
1 reviews from 2005
2 reviews from 2011
132 reviews from 2012
46 reviews from 2013
4 review from 2014

I did have over 700 reviews covering 2004-2013 but have removed large numbers of them as many are too brief to be useful now and some covered local history related titles.

This goes some way to explaining why currently my reviewing stats now skew to fiction over non-fiction.

I’ve reviewed:

110 – Fiction
76 – Non-Fiction
1 – Poetry

Currently the authorship split is:

90 - Male Author
85 – Female Author
12 –  Multiple Authors

I’m working to get it to an equal split or thereabouts between the sexes.

The books reviewed were sourced from:

46 – Public Library
42 – The Leeds Library (members only library)
25 – My own shelves
16 - Secondhand bookshops
10 – Chain bookshops (Waterstones, Blackwell, Borders, W H Smith etc)
10 - Charity shops
6 – Publisher (Direct)
4 – Independent bookshops
2 – Friends/Family/Gift
15 - Publisher via NetGalley
5 – We Love This Book Magazine
4 - New Books Magazine
1 – Bookcrossing
1 – Bought via Amazon

(Those with numbers in grey I no longer request/receive books from.)

I have reviewed books translated from:

Danish | Dutch | French | German | Icelandic | Italian | Japanese | Old English | Russian | Spanish

I have reviewed fiction/poetry written by authors from:

America | Argentina | Austria | Canada | Corsica | Czech Republic | Denmark | Dominica | England | France | Germany | Iceland | India | Ireland | Italy | Malaysia | The Netherlands | Russia | Scotland | Singapore | South Africa | Sweden | Wales

I have reviewed books first published in the following years:

c. 1240
1688
1731

1800 | 1801 | 1802 | 1803 | 1804 | 1805 | 1806 | 1807 | 1808 | 1809
1810 | 1811 | 1812 | 1813 | 1814 | 1815 | 1816 | 1817 | 1818 | 1819
1820 | 1821 | 1822 | 1823 | 1824 | 1825 | 1826 | 1827 | 1828 | 1829
1830 | 1831 | 1832 | 1833 | 1834 | 1835 | 1836 | 1837 | 1838 | 1839
1840 | 1841 | 1842 | 1843 | 1844 | 1845 | 1846 | 1847 | 1848 | 1849
1850 | 1851 | 1852 | 1853 | 1854 | 1855 | 1856 | 1857 | 1858 | 1859
1860 | 1861 | 1862 | 1863 | 1864 | 1865 | 1866 | 1867 | 1868 | 1869
1870 | 1871 | 1872 | 1873 | 1874 | 1875 | 1876 | 1877 | 1878 | 1879
1880 | 1881 | 1882 | 1883 | 1884 | 1885 | 1886 | 1887 | 1888 | 1889
1890 | 1891 | 1892 | 1893 | 1894 | 1895 | 1896 | 1897 | 1898 | 1899

1900 | 1901 | 1902 | 1903 | 1904 | 1905 | 1906 | 1907 | 1908 | 1909
1910 | 1911 | 1912 | 1913 | 1914 | 1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | 1919
1920 | 1921 | 1922 | 1923 | 1924 | 1925 | 1926 | 1927 | 1928 | 1929
1930 | 1931 | 1932 | 1933 | 1934 | 1935 | 1936 | 1937 | 1938 | 1939
1940 | 1941 | 1942 | 1943 | 1944 | 1945 | 1946 | 1947 | 1948 | 1949
1950 | 1951 | 1952 | 1953 | 1954 | 1955 | 1956 | 1957 | 1958 | 1959
1960 | 1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969
1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979
1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989
1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999

2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009
2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

I have reviewed 76 books published by the ‘Big Six’ and 111 from independent presses.

I’ve reviewed books produced from the following publishers:

The Big SixGeorg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group/Macmillan | Hachette | HarperCollins | Penguin Group | Random House | Simon & Schuster

Independents & Small PressesAllison & Busby | Alma Books | And Other Stories | Andrews McMeel | Atlantic Books | Bloomsbury | The British Library | B T Batsford | Cambridge University Press | Canongate Books | Carroll & Graf (pre-2007) | Chatto & Windus (pre-1987) | Collins (pre-mergers) | Constable & Robinson | Corporate Link | The Devonshire Press | Doubleday (pre-1986) | Duckworth | Europa Editions | Evans Bros | Faber & Faber | First Second | Folio Society | Gallic Books | Granta Books | Graywolf Press | Great Northern Books | Hesperus Press | Honno | Island Press | J M Dent (pre-1988) | Kennedy & Boyd | Kohl Publishing | Methuen | Myrmidon Books | New English Library | Oneworld | Open Road Media | Other Press | Oxenwood Press | Oxford University Press | Peirene Press | Persephone Books | Pickering & Chatto | Profile Books | Pushkin Press | Quercus | Reprint Society | Routledge | Salt PublishingSecker and Warburg | Serpent’s Tail | SnowBooks | Sort of Books | Sourcebooks | Syracuse University Press | Telegram Books | Triad Books | Victor Gollancz | Virago (pre-1996) | Virago (1996-2006) | W W Norton & Co | Weidenfeld & Nicolson | Yale University Press

Non-Fiction History PressesAmberley Publishing | The History Press | Oxbow Books

2 thoughts on “My Reviewing Stats

  1. Do you have a top 100 list??

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