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4,000 Book Reviews! Posted at 3:22 PM by Dave Post

Dave Post

WWEnd Top 25 Reviewers:

3. Allie (158)

Books Reviewed on WWEndLast week, Worlds Without End passed 4,000 book reviews! You may recall that at the end of January we announced 2,500 reviews which kind of puts into perspective how fast our review database is growing. We’ve had over 1,500 reviews posted in just 8 months! Our hats are off to our 331 members who have put so much time and effort into these great reviews and we want to especially recognize our top 25 reviewers who have gone above and beyond.

Click any avatar on the right to find a list of all the reviews for each of our top reviewers.  See our Books Reviewed on WWEnd list for all the books in our database that have been reviewed thus far.

Of course we know how you like your stats so we broke down the data for your entertainment and edification.

Book Reviews
Total Male Female
Total Reviews 4,014 2,494 1,615
SF Reviews 2,411 1,713 743
Fantasy Reviews 1,413 633 824
Horror Reviews 260 179 87
Actual Books Reviewed
Total Male Female
Total Books Reviewed 1,882 1,227 663
SF Books Reviewed 1,019 747 274
Fantasy Books Reviewed 729 375 360
Horror Books Reviewed 172 121 51
Authors Reviewed
Total Male Female
Total Authors Reviewed 736 430 306
SF Authors Reviewed 413 270 143
Fantasy Authors Reviewed 362 169 193
Horror Authors Reviewed 104 65 39

Please note:  The male and female numbers refer to the authors’ gender not the reviewers.  Some of the numbers above don’t match up exactly because some books are listed in more than one genre and some books are co-authored by male and female authors etc.

Most Reviewed SF Books:

Most Reviewed Fantasy Books:

Most Reviewed Horror Books:

As you can see, Science Fiction book reviews lead the way with almost 1,000 more reviews than in Fantasy while Horror, which is relatively new to WWEnd, lags far behind with fewer than 300 reviews to date. I would have guessed our Fantasy reviews would be closer to even with our SF reviews so those numbers are a little surprising.  There does not seem to be a whole lot of cross-over from SF/F to Horror but 259 still seems a bit lower than expected.

There is an interesting mix of old standbys and newer works in the most reviewed books lists. Ancillary Justice tops all books with 26 member reviews which is pretty amazing considering it came out just last year.  I like that The Demolished Man and The Stars My Destination, both with 16 reviews each and both personal favorites of mine, made it into the top reviewed SF list.

The most reviewed SF books list is an even break between books by men and women authors whereas the Fantasy list is all women authors aside from Neil Gaiman and China Meiville.  The Horror list is more male dominated but it’s a much smaller number of reviews than the other lists.  I wonder how that compares to other sites?

What do you make of these stats?  What points of interest can you find in them?

Thanks again to all WWEnders for sharing their thoughts on the books they’ve read.  I hope visitors to our site find these reviews helpful in finding great books to read!


couchtomoon   |   07 Oct 2014 @ 18:04

*throws confetti!*

Val   |   08 Oct 2014 @ 09:01

Dave, the numbers for Horror reviews under book reviews don’t add up.

Number one reviewer eh? I guess I have too much time on my hands 😛

Steve P   |   08 Oct 2014 @ 09:52

Congrats WWEnd! And thanks to everyone who has posted reviews!

Roland Johnson   |   08 Oct 2014 @ 09:57

It will be interesting to compare these results with the breakdown of books. I suspect there will be a strong correlation especially on gender vs genre. Most horror books seem to be written by men, for example.

Allie   |   08 Oct 2014 @ 13:32

Wow, so many reviews! Congrats to WWEnd!

Scott Laz   |   08 Oct 2014 @ 13:58

Thanks to all the reviewers! I’ve been on the site for a few years now, and the growth has been obvious. It’s getting to the point that almost any book I look up has some useful commentary. (All this productivity also makes me a little chagrined at my lack of time to write reviews in the last few months!)

Dave Post   |   08 Oct 2014 @ 14:18

@Val: The Horror stats are fixed. Thanks for pointing out the error. I suspect you’ll be our #1 reviewer for quite some time.

Paul James   |   11 Oct 2014 @ 09:41

Fantastic news. Looking forward to reading and writing more reviews.

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