Book Log

I read a lot. I've been keeping a book log since the beginning of 1999. I've read 1996 books since then (about 89 books per year).

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

Currently Reading

Sounds and Sins of Singlish and Other Nonsense
by Rex Shelley This is an alphabetical collection of Singlishisms.
Nature via Nurture
by Matt Ridley Previously, I read Matt Ridley's pop science book Genome. Before that, I read another of his books, The Rational Optimist.

Finished Reading

Title and Author (Series)Finished
Book of Humour
by Rewa Mirpuri
02-Aug-20
Fridays with Philip
by Philip Lee
22-Jul-20
Ralisea
by China Mieville
20-Jul-20
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind
by T. Harv Eker
18-Jul-20
Singapore English
by David Deterding
17-Jul-20
Gratitude
by Oliver Sacks
09-Jul-20
Book Uncle and Me
by Uma Krishnaswami
09-Jul-20
A Bird's Eye View of Singapore
by Macaw
09-Jul-20
The English Language in Singapore
by William Crewe (editor)
09-Jul-20
Emily of Emerald Hill
by Stella Kon
02-Jul-20
Straight and Crooked Thinking
by Robert H. Thouless
28-Jun-20
The Flogging of Singapore
by Asad Latif
07-Jun-20
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

31 books finished so far.

8,078 pages in the selected books (an average of about 260 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 30 books (or 8,077 pages) per year. Or 22 pages per day, actually.

Typical number of books in progress simultaneously: 1.

Fiction books: 11 (35%)
Non-fiction books: 20 (65%)