2021 reading list and commentary

picture of me in big glasses opening a large book and inside it is paper towels and pressed leaves

Here was the twitter thread of what I read last year but I should note, it has two 46es on it. I read about the same this year. I started and finished 115 books. Not bad. One more book got added to my best in show category: The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson, though I felt like I read a lot of good books this year.

Here are stats for the books that I finished.

average read per month: 9.6
average read per week: 2.2
number read in worst month: 6 (February)
number read in best month: 14 (July & November)
number unfinished: 0
percentage by male authors: 61
percentage by female and non-binary authors: 39 (decreasing, not good)
percentage of authors of color/non-Western: 21 (improved but still needs work)
fiction as percentage of total: 70
non-fiction as percentage of total: 30 (would like to increase this)
percentage of total liked: 89%
percentage of total ambivalent: 10%
percentage of total disliked: less than 1%
ebook to book ratio: 63:52

Previous librarian.net summaries: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004. The always-updated booklist, going back to 1997, lives at jessamyn.info/booklist and it has its own RSS feed.

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