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 thoughts on “2010 reading list, a year end summary”
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.
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.
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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