Book Log

I read a lot. I've been keeping a book log since the beginning of 1999. I've read 1796 books since then (about 94 books per year).

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

Currently Reading

How the Mind Works
by Stephen Pinker It is perhaps the case that I enjoy reading about brains as much as zombies are said to enjoy eating them.

Finished Reading

Title and Author (Series)Finished
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

27 books finished so far.

7,566 pages in the selected books (an average of about 280 pages each).

That's an average of about 13 days per book (assuming no overlap) or 8 days per book (taking actual overlap into consideration), which is equivalent to 27 books (or 7,586 pages) per year. Or 21 pages per day, actually.

Typical number of books in progress simultaneously: 1.

Fiction books: 11 (41%)
Non-fiction books: 16 (59%)