Book Log

I read a lot. I've been keeping a book log since the beginning of 1999. I've read 1800 books since then (about 94 books per year).

Below is the list for this year. See complete list.

Currently Reading

Reading Magic
by Mem Fox I have taught kids to read. I am reading this book to see how proponents of literacy can encourage parents to read with their kids.
Genome
by Matt Ridley I'm interested in popular science topics like evolutionary psychology, and I read and enjoyed another book by Matt Ridley, The Rational Optimist.
Organizational Theory, Design, and Change (7th ed.)
by Gareth R. Jones I got a good price on this textbook even though it seems to be the current edition. Seems like an interesting subject.

Finished Reading

Title and Author (Series)Finished
I Am China
by Xiaolu Guo
23-Jun-17
Roots
by Alex Haley
16-Jun-17
How the Mind Works
by Stephen Pinker
07-Jun-17
I'll Tell You Mine
by Pip Harry
29-May-17
Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Bronte
15-May-17
How to Lie with Maps
by Mark Monmonier
06-May-17
How to Lie with Statistics
by Darrell Huff
30-Apr-17
Graphic Discovery
by Howard Wainer
29-Apr-17
Musicophilia
by Oliver Sacks
24-Apr-17
The Back of the Napkin
by Dan Roam
20-Apr-17
Airframe
by Michael Crichton
12-Apr-17
Travels
by Michael Crichton
10-Apr-17
Visual Explanations
by Edward R. Tufte
08-Apr-17
China in Ten Words
by Yu Hua
30-Mar-17
Dreaming in Chinese
by Deborah Fallows
25-Mar-17
We Love Toa Payoh
by Urban Sketchers Singapore
25-Mar-17
[A fellow SWG YA writer's project]
by [Fellow SWG YA Writer]
24-Mar-17
The Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger
20-Mar-17
Writing the Breakout Novel
by Donald Maass
19-Mar-17
The Weekend Novelist Rewrites the Novel
by Robert J. Ray
13-Mar-17
Saint Anything
by Sarah Dessen
06-Mar-17
Save the Cat
by Blake Snyder
04-Mar-17
Style: Toward Clarity and Grace
by Joseph M. Williams
26-Feb-17
Everybody Writes
by Ann Handley
23-Feb-17
Out of Mao's Shadow
by Philip P. Pan
13-Feb-17
Dangerous Liaisons
by Choderlos de Laclos
06-Feb-17
Middlemarch
by George Eliot
28-Jan-17
Royal Magic
by Ruth Chew
22-Jan-17
Wrong Way Around Magic
by Ruth Chew
22-Jan-17
The Three-Body Problem
by Cixin Liu (trans. Ken Liu)
07-Jan-17
Peter Pan
by J. M. Barrie
01-Jan-17

31 books finished so far.

9,654 pages in the selected books (an average of about 311 pages each).

That's an average of about 11 days per book (assuming no overlap) or 9 days per book (taking actual overlap into consideration), which is equivalent to 31 books (or 9,680 pages) per year. Or 27 pages per day, actually.

Typical number of books in progress simultaneously: 1.

Fiction books: 14 (45%)
Non-fiction books: 17 (55%)