March/Femathon Reading Wrap-Up w/ Stats | 2021 Edition

If somehow you missed all of my posts from last month and don’t know what Femathon is, read all about it here.

STATISTICS:

Note that any category marked Unknown is because I could not find clear information to indicate the answer would be in any other category. Also note that on author gender identity all women are women and all men are men, cis or trans they are counted under the gender they identify as; non-binary authors would be listed under non-binary, and unknown means that I could not find preferred pronouns and probably means the author blurbs are written in first person. Co-Authored books are written by more than one person and does not take gender into account. Also note that I just realized that I haven’t been marking my books that showcase mental health to the point of it being a disability – I for some reason haven’t been putting them in the multiple category (just mental health), and I need to fix that. If books contain multiple forms of diversity as listed under the individual categories they will be listed under Multiple and not broken out into the individual categories (ie I read a lot of Queer/LGBTQIA+ books but those books often contain other categories too).

  • Books: 28 – 27 of which counted towards the Femathon prompts
  • Page Total: 9194 pages (estimated by page counts found on Goodreads)
  • Format: 2 ARC’s (7.1%), 4 audiobooks (14.3%), 8 ebooks (28.6%), and 14 physical books (50%)
  • Intended Audience: 0 Children’s, 5 Middle Grade (17.9%), 6 YA (21.4%), and 17 Adult (60.7%)
  • Authors by Race: 4 Black (14.3%), 4 Asian (14.3%), 1 Hispanic (3.6%), 2 Mixed Race (7.1%), 2 Unknown (7.1%), 15 White (53.6%)
  • Authors by Gender Identity: 3 Male (10.7%), 17 Female (60.7%), 0 Non-Binary (0%), 3 Co-Authored (10.7%), 5 Unknown (17.9%)
  • Books by Diversity Content: 11 Multiple (39.3%), 0 Disability (0%), 0 Queer (0%), 4 Mental Health (14.3%), 3 Racial (10.7%), 4 Fey Diversity (14.3%), 6 None (21.4%)
  • Books by Genre is probably easier if I just insert the table for it:
ClassicsContemporaryDystopianFantasyGraphicHistoricalHorrorHumorManga
020700007
MysteryNonFictionParanormalRomanceSciFiStoriesThrillerOtherDNF’d
001010220
Books by Genre Table
  • And here’s my Books by Rating:
Books by Rating Graph

THOUGHTS ON THE BOOKS:

If you want to know my thoughts on every book I read you should check out my other posts for the ones that counted for Femathon because I thought it would be weird to just copy and past all of those here.
Femathon Week 1 | 2021 Edition
Femathon Week 2 | 2021 Edition
Femathon Weeks 3-4 | 2021 Edition

The only book I read that wasn’t for Femathon was Love Fast Los Angeles by Davey Havok. I gave it 1.5 stars because it did make me laugh a few times, but let’s just say “LA dumpster fire” is not the type of book for me.

Alvin is a party photographer. His controversial, taste-making site has brought fortune and fame to hundreds including the wild girls of the hit reality series “All F’s.” With a fiery, freshly broken heart, Al attempts to enact his vendetta against a former online-teen- heart-throb while struggling to gain the affection of disaffected socialite, Sky Monroe. In this millennial love story, filled with fast cars, pop stars, outrageous poseurs, lavish parties, golden guns, designer drugs and drag queens, dark Hollywood looms behind a blinding spotlight, directing all. Here celebrity is god, irreverence is revered, and obsession takes the wheel to run every red light in this pop fueled noir.

– Goodreads Book Blurb

BOOKS RANKED FROM LEAST TO MOST FAVORITE:

I want to take a second here to say that I really liked a lot of the books I read this month (just check out that book rating graph). I’m basically just ranking these for shiggles – and this ranking is THOROUGHLY SUBJECTIVE.

  • 28 – Love Fast Los Angeles by Davey Havock
  • 27 – Emma by Jane Austen (Manga Classics)
  • 26 – When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole
  • 25 – The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
  • 24 – The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
  • 23 – The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn (Manga Classics)
  • 22 – Lumberjanes Vol. 11 by Boom! Studios
  • 21 – The Hazards of Love Vol. 1: Bright World by Stan Stanley
  • 20 – Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (Manga Classics)
  • 19 – This is My America by Kim Johnson
  • 18 – The Castle of Tangled Magic by Sophie Anderson
  • 17 – The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
  • 16 – Living with Mochi by Gemma Gene
  • 15 – Bridge of Souls by Victoria Schwab
  • 14-11 – The Way of the House Husband Vol. 1-4 by Kousuke Oono, translation by Sheldon Drzka
  • 10 – Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power
  • 9 – Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker: Recipes for Entertaining by Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann
  • 8 – The Sad Ghost Club by Lize Meddings
  • 7 – The Midwinter Witch by Molly Ostertag
  • 6 – The Hidden Witch by Molly Ostertag
  • 5 – The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson
  • 4 – Dearly: New Poems by Margaret Atwood
  • 3 – Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
  • 2 – The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan
  • 1 – Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

CONCLUSION:

I had a fantastic reading month! What was your favorite read in March? Have you read any of the books on this list, if so what did you think about them?

Published by Victoria Mendes

I'm just a house-wife trying to cook good meals on a budget.

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