Now, it's time to look at the numbers ...
The Grand TotalTotal Number of Books Owned: 336
Unread vs. ReadUnread Books: 136
Read Books: 200
Let's Break 'Em DownIn my collection, I have 202 standalones (60% of my collection) and 134 books that are part of a series (40%).
I own 90 middle grade books (26%), and 123 young adult books as well as 123 adult books (each representing 37% of my collection).
Within the middle grade books, 34 (38%) are part of a series, while 56 (62%) are standalones. Out of my young adult books, 85 are series (69%), while 38 are standalones (31%). I only own 15 adult series books (12%), but have 108 standalones (88%).
The final breakdown of my collection is as follows:
|Middle Grade Series||10%|
|Middle Grade Standalones||17%|
|Young Adult Series||25%|
|Young Adult Standalones||11%|
In all honesty, I thought the numbers would be higher. Of course, over 300 book is a LOT, but I am happy that I've read more than half of what I own. Although the whole idea of clearing my TBR is exciting and inspiring, I am also happy with the fact that I likely will not have ever read all of the books on my shelves because I do enjoy looking at my shelves and choosing my next read. I will definitely aspire to lowering my TBR number significantly -- it would be awesome to have under 50 unread books. One day I will get there! But for now, I'm happy with how things are =)