Book Log

I read a lot. I've been keeping a book log since the beginning of 1999. I've read 1984 books since then (about 89 books per year).

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

Currently Reading

The Flogging of Singapore
by Asad Latif The chewing gum ban and the caning of Michael Fay are two of the things that Americans are most likely to know about Singapore. I don't think anyone has written a book about the chewing gum ban... this is one of two books I know of written about this particular caning incident.

Finished Reading

Title and Author (Series)Finished
From Singlish to English
by Christian Chua
05-Jun-20
Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology
by Ayn Rand, edited by Harry Binswanger and Leonard Peikoff
04-Jun-20
Singlish to English: Basic Grammar Guide
by VJ Times
03-Jun-20
The Caning of Michael Fay
by Gopal Baratham
22-May-20
Don Quixote
by Cervantes (translated by P.A. Motteux)
18-May-20
Crime and Punishment
by Fyodor Dostoevsky, translated by Constance Garnett
05-Apr-20
30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary
by Wilfred Funk and Norman Lewis
29-Mar-20
Educated
by Tara Westover
23-Mar-20
The Many Worlds of Albie Bright
by Christopher Edge
22-Mar-20
Asian Proverbs
by FormAsia
21-Mar-20
Preliminaries to Linguistic Phonetics
by Peter Ladefoged
21-Mar-20
The Heartsick Diaspora
by Elaine Chiew
08-Mar-20
The Place of Grammar in Writing Instruction
by edited by Susan Hunger and Ray Wallace
04-Mar-20
Reading Lolita in Tehran
by Azar Nafisi
21-Feb-20
You Beneath Your Skin
by Damyanti Biswas
13-Feb-20
Troublemaker
by Andrew Clements
27-Jan-20
How to Train Your Dragon (How to Train Your Dragon 1)
by Cressida Cowell
27-Jan-20
Nimita's Place
by Akshita Nanda
26-Jan-20
Anna Karenina
by Leo Tolstoy (intro by E.B. Greenwood, translated by Louise Maude and Aylmer Maude)
16-Jan-20

19 books finished so far.

6,153 pages in the selected books (an average of about 323 pages each).

That's an average of about 19 days per book (assuming no overlap) or 11 days per book (taking actual overlap into consideration), which is equivalent to 18 books (or 6,152 pages) per year. Or 17 pages per day, actually.

Typical number of books in progress simultaneously: 1.

Fiction books: 9 (47%)
Non-fiction books: 10 (53%)