2010 reading list, a year end summary

I made an effort to make time for reading this year. The combination of this and a lot of airplane time meant more good books read. Here are previous year end lists: 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004. My booklist lives in a separate blog and it has its own RSS feed.Here’s the wrap-up of what I read in 2010.

number of books read in 2010: 48
number of books read in 2009: 39
number of books read in 2008: 31
number of books read in 2007: 53
number of books read in 2005: 86
number of books read in 2004: 103
number of books read in 2003: 75
number of books read in 2002: 91
number of books read in 2001: 78

average read per month: 4

average read per week: .92
number read in worst month: 2 (Jan/June)
number read in best month: 7 (July)
percentage by male authors: 73
percentage by female authors: 27
fiction as percentage of total: 60
non-fiction as percentage of total: 40
percentage of total liked: 90
percentage of total ambivalent: 9
percentage of total disliked: 1

I read a lot of books on a few topics this year: art history/theft/discovery, cybercrime novels and a few victorian mysteries and some graphic novels. Still not really on the ebook bandwagon. Still enjoying reading paper books in bed. Still finishing a few books I started in 2010, I expect this trend to continue. Wish me luck, and happy reading in 2011!

5 comments for “2010 reading list, a year end summary

  1. 01Jan11 at 10:25

    How many books did you start and not finish? Do you keep track of that number or do you always finish every book you start? If it’s the latter, I am amazed. I quit a lot of books.

  2. 02Jan11 at 11:14

    I think I finish most of them eventually though I think two of the ones I finished this year I started in previous years. I think there was only one of these books that I didn’t finish [Death on the Lizard] because it was simply terrible, though I have a few that I haven’t finished yet.

  3. Jim Madigan
    07Jan11 at 5:04

    2010 was a good reading year for me too, I second your recommendations of Tinkers and 1968. Thanks for the Brautigan recommendation, last year I enjoyed reading In Watermelon Sugar.

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