I feel a little behind in my accounting. I always enjoy my annual review of where my reading tastes took me over the year. So, let's see what kind of reading year I had in 2012.
I have completed 60 books to date, writing about 58 of them. I have a few more in-progress and am likely to finish 1 or 2. Genre categories are not mutually exclusive. If a book falls into more than 1 category, I list it in both.
Books read: 60
written by men: 44
written by women: 16
in translation: 5
published in the past year or so: 19
on the fence: 1
history/political affairs/social science: 9
I'm a little surprised I got through so much, but I'm conscious as I'm beginning to write my dissertation, that next year's numbers are likely to be a lot more modest. Not that I won't be reading, it will be many more science articles next year and many fewer books. Or at least, that's what I expect.
Next up: my best-of lists for 2012.
Happy holidays everyone.