Sunday, December 23, 2012

2012 reading roundup - let's do the numbers

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
re-read: 2
published in the past year or so: 19
fiction: 31
non-fiction: 28
on the fence: 1
poetry: 1
biography/autobiography/memoir: 9
history/political affairs/social science:  9
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.

1 comment:

Danielle said...

I always like doing this as well and seeing what I ended up reading despite any plans I had at the beginning of a new year (often my plans don't match what I ended up reading!). I think I've written about most of what I've read but I seem to have less and less energy lately to try and write about the last books I've finished. Even without counting I know I've read an appallingly few nonfiction titles. Hope you have a great holiday and a safe journey to Ohio (is there snow there right now?). Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year! :)