I can’t believe a year has passed since I entered the blogging community! I started this blog because I read voraciously, I absolutely love all kinds of books, and I wanted to share my thoughts about what I read. I am humbled by the support I have gotten from so many of you in this past year and I absolutely cannot believe the number of followers I have!! I interact with some of you regularly, and others may just be casual readers of my blog, but all of you are much appreciated. I may not have as many followers as some, but in my opinion, I have the best!

For fun, I thought I’d share some statistics from the my first year of blogging.

Followers – 1509
Total book reviews posted – 147 (46 were ARCs)
Average words per post – 628
Total blog views – 16139
Highest view count for one day – 313 (September 30, 2019)
Highest view count for one month – 3155 (May 2019)
Total visitors – 7376
Total likes – 7971
Average likes per post – 53
Total comments – 985
Average comments per post – 7
Most popular day of the week and hour – Mondays at 5pm
Total countries with views – 100

Top 10 Countries With Views in Year One

  1. US
  2. UK
  3. Canada
  4. India
  5. Philippines
  6. Australia
  7. Italy
  8. China
  9. Indonesia
  10. Ireland

My Top 10 Most Popular Tags in Year One

  1. Book Review
  2. Bookshelf
  3. Bibliophile
  4. Books
  5. Bookworm
  6. Reading/Amreading
  7. Book nerd
  8. Book Blog
  9. Fiction
  10. Book

My Top 10 Most Viewed Book Reviews in Year One
I find it interesting that the Stephen Crane short story is my most viewed post. I get hits on that post almost daily. I’m not kidding! I’m assuming it is likely from homework assignments or something school-related because most of the hits are directed from search engines, but I get hits on it all through the summer as well. 

  1. A Dark Brown Dog by Stephen Crane ★★★★★
  2. If Cats Disappeared from the World by Genki Kawamura ★★★★★
  3. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens ★★★★★
  4. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides ★★★★★
  5. Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren ★★★★☆
  6. The Couple by Sarah Mitchell ★★★★★
  7. The Familiars by Stacey Halls ★★★☆☆
  8. Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage ★★☆☆☆
  9. Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land ★★★★★
  10. The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winters ★☆☆☆☆

My Top 10 Least Viewed Book Reviews in Year One
These are all early reviews (when I had very few followers) and they are in a different format than my current posts. Click on a few of these and give them some love – particularly #5 and #9 because they were really great books that I think could use some exposure!!  🙂

  1. More Than Bones by Craig David Singer ★★★☆☆
  2. Enchantress of Numbers by Jennifer Chiaverini ★★☆☆☆
  3. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate ★★★★☆
  4. The Dry by Jane Harper ★★★★☆
  5. Crow Flight by Susan Cunningham ★★★★☆
  6. Replay by Ken Grimwood ★★★★☆
  7. Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead ★★☆☆☆
  8. The Fate of Mercy Alban by Wendy Webb ★★★☆☆
  9. The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor ★★★★★
  10. The Muralist by B. A. Shapiro ★★★★★

My Personal Top 10 Favorite Books in Year One
I reviewed 147 books since I started this blog and the books below are the ones I loved the most. These are not in any particular order and are from a variety of genres.

  1. The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse ★★★★★
  2. The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor ★★★★★
  3. The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow ★★★★★
  4. You by Caroline Kepnes ★★★★★
  5. The Lost History of Dreams by Kris Waldherr ★★★★★
  6. If Cats Disappeared from the World by Genki Kawamura ★★★★★
  7. The Truth About Leaving by Natalie Blitt ★★★★★
  8. The Great Unexpected by Dan Mooney ★★★★★
  9. Ellie and the Harpmaker By Hazel Prior ★★★★★
  10. Into the Hollow by Lynn Vroman ★★★★★

The Most Unusual/Unique Books I Reviewed in Year One
I reviewed a couple of really unique, odd, weird, mind-bending, challenging, and quirky books this past year. These were my favorites (no particular order) and I only have eight for this list.

  1. Sourdough by Robin Sloan ★★★★☆
  2. The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton ★★★★★
  3. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan ★★★★☆
  4. The Passengers by John Marrs ★★★★★
  5. The One by John Marrs ★★★★☆
  6. Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman ★★★★★
  7. Iliad: The Reboot by Keith Tokash ★★★★★
  8. The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow ★★★★★

I could probably continue to make lists, but I think I will stop here. I do have my complete list of books reviewed available on my blog. Click below to access these lists if you are interested.

Complete List of Reviews (in order they were posted) 
Complete List of Reviews by Author

Again, thank you everyone for following/supporting me and for making my first year of reviewing books a fun one! I’m really excited to see what great books we all discover in the future!



32 thoughts on “HAPPY 1st BLOGIVERSARY TO ME!

  1. It’s so FUN to be ONE! Congrats! 🎉 You’ve done the hardest part! I love stats! My most viewed post is Where the Crawdads Sing….week after week and month after month! Lots of buzz for that book!

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