During the past year, I read 61 books.
To be precise, it’s been a year and eight days; I arrived back in Hong Kong on the 16th of April, 2010 and started keeping a track of what I read on LibraryThing since then (also rating and writing reviews of each book after I finished them).
Some statistics about what I read. First, let’s pull some automatic stats from LibraryThing...
Ratings I gave (average = 3.43)
When were the books I read published? (Average = 2006)
How high is my hypothetical book stack for this year? (Just taller than Emperor Napoleon.)
Now onto some manual statistics...
I know many of the 61 books were actually comic books/graphic novels, which are much easier to read than text-only books. Just how many of the 61 were comic books? 29 / 61 — which means I only read 32 “book” books.
What about the fiction/non-fiction split? I prefer the former but have been trying to catch up on the latter. 31 were non-fiction, which is a good half-half split. Though many of these (10) were biographical works, which often read like fiction.
And which six books did I give five stars to?
- The Student-Centered Classroom Handbook: A Guide to Implementation, by Bil Johnson
- The Art of Game Design: A book of lenses, by Jesse Schell
- The Death and Life of the Great American School System, by Diane Ratvich
- The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, by David Mitchell
- The Art of Fiction, by John Gardner
- Famous Artists Course Lessons 1-24, by Famous Artists School Inc.