Genre Count for Books Read in 2015!

Hey, everyone! Today we decided we’d share something we’ve never done on our blog before: a genre count of all the books we’ve read so far this year! Some books overlap genres so we’ve included them in both sections if applicable.

We’ll go by age category and break down the genres from there.

Horror (8)

  • All Goosebumps titles — Sasha

Mystery (2)

  • Floors by Patrick Carman — Sarena
  • The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands — both of us

Historical (1)

  • The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands — both of us

Fantasy (3)

  • Balance Keepers #2: The Pillars of Ponderay by Lindsay Cummings — Sarena
  • The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black — both of us
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Sasha

Other (1)

  • The Twits by Roald Dahl (reread) — Sasha

young adult

Horror/Thriller (3)

  • The Merciless by Danielle Vega — both of us
  • A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis — both of us
  • Creed by Lindsay Currie and Trisha Leaver — Sarena

        >Thriller/Action (1)

  • The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall — Sasha

Fantasy (26)

  • Sabriel by Garth Nix — Sasha
  • Abhorsen by Garth Nix — Sarena
  • Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor — Sasha
  • Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes — both of us
  • Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes — both of us
  • Gathering Darkness by Morgan Rhodes — both of us
  • A Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes — Sasha
  • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard — both of us
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo — Sasha
  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir — both of us
  • The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh — Sarena
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas — Sarena
  • Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas — both of us
  • Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas — both of us
  • The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski — Sasha
  • City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare — Sasha
  • City of Glass by Cassandra Clare — Sasha
  • City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare — Sasha
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare — Sasha
  • Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare — Sasha
  • Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare — Sasha
  • The Jewel by Amy Ewing — Sasha *often categorized as dystopian but is listed as fantasy by the author*
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs — both of us
  • Lullaby by Amanda Hocking — Sasha
  • Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige — Sarena
  • The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson — Sasha

        Fantasy > Paranormal (2)

  • Vampire Academy #1 by Richelle Mead — Sasha
  • Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins — Sasha

Contemporary (10)

  • Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian — Sarena
  • Fire with Fire by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian — Sarena
  • Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian — both of us
  • Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid — Sarena
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli — both of us
  • The Good Girls by Sara Shepard — Sasha
  • PS I Still Love You by Jenny Han — Sasha
  • Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson — Sarena
  • Falling into Place by Amy Zhang — Sarena
  • Made You Up by Francesca Zappia — Sarena

Historical (3)

  • Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke by Anne Blankman — Sarena
  • A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis — both of us
  • Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd — Sarena

Sci-fi/Dystopian (11)

  • Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi — Sarena
  • Insurgent by Veronica Roth — both of us
  • The Heir by Kiera Cass — both of us
  • The One by Kiera Cass — Sasha
  • Cress by Marissa Meyer — both of us
  • Fairest by Marissa Meyer — Sasha
  • Salt & Stone by Victoria Scott — Sasha
  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey — Sasha
  • The Death Code by Lindsay Cummings — both of us
  • The Program by Suzanne Young — Sarena
  • The Cage by Megan Shepherd — Sarena

Contemporary (4)

  • Still Alice by Lisa Genova — both of us
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel — Sarena
  • The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin — Sarena
  • Landline by Rainbow Rowell — both of us

Classics (1)

  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald — Sasha

Historical (3)

  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett — Sarena
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon — Sarena
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe — Sarena

Play (1)

  • Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett — Sasha

Mystery/Thriller (5)

  • The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith — Sasha
  • Pines by Blake Crouch — Sasha
  • Before I Go To Sleep by SJ Watson — Sasha
  • Zoo by James Patterson — Sasha
  • The Truth and Other Lies by Sascha Arango — Sasha

Fantasy (2)

  • A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin — Sasha
  • A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab — Sasha

    Now, it’s time for some stats! (Don’t worry, we don’t like math, so there won’t be a ton of numbers) 😉

    We read 105 books combined so far this year, 85 of which are listed above (discrepancy because of overlapping reads).

  • 31% of books we’ve read so far this year were YA fantasy (our most-read genre).
  • 13% were YA sci-fi and/or dystopian.
  • 65% of books we’ve read in 2015 so far were in the YA category. 16% were MG and 19% were adult.

    And, considering contemporary is our least favourite genre, we’ve read a LOT more contemporary this year! 16% of all books we read this year were from the contemp genre, most being YA.

    Phew! That’s it for our count, and it’s pretty obvious we love Young Adult fantasy. We’re hoping to read a lot more MG throughout the rest of the year, since we haven’t gotten to read as much as we’d hoped. (Side note: MG is my favourite category! It seems there have been so many amazing YA releases this year that we couldn’t hold back! -Sarena)

    What’s your most-read genre? 🙂

-S&S

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