Book Log

I read a lot. I've been keeping a book log since the beginning of 1999. I've read 2056 books since then (about 88 books per year).

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

Currently Reading

Factfulness
by author Hans Rosling We forget that things really are better than they were. This guy seems to have concrete facts to back up the assertion.
1000 Character Classic
by Evelyn Lip This is a book of elliptical four-character Chinese proverbs, one on each page, illustrated and explained.
Empires of the Word
by Nicholas Ostler This is history through the lens of language spread. Very cool.

Finished Reading

Title and Author (Series)Finished
Air-Conditioned Nation Revisited
by Cherian George
26-Jul-21
Websterisms
by Arthur Schulman (Compiler), Jill Lepore (Introduction)
23-Jul-21
Singapore: The Air-Conditioned Nation
by Cherian George
15-Jul-21
Little House on the Prairie
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
08-Jul-21
Is That a Fish in Your Ear?
by David Bellos
07-Jul-21
Dragonhearted
by Xie Shi Min
22-Jun-21
How to Write Short
by Roy Peter Clark
21-Jun-21
Never the Twain
by Abdoel Moeis
19-Jun-21
Kalimantaan
by C.S. Godshalk
12-Jun-21
An Ocean of Minutes
by Thea Lim
29-May-21
Suicide Club
by Rachel Heng
27-May-21
The Leeter Tunku
by Antoine de Saint Exupery, trans. by Gwee Li Sui
26-May-21
The Little Prince
by Antoine de Saint Exupery (Cuffe translation)
26-May-21
The Origins of Virtue
by Matt Ridley
24-May-21
Liberalism Unveiled
by Bryan Cheang and Donovan Choy
22-May-21
Singapore Teachers
by Yanping Fang
10-May-21
Wuthering Heights
by Emily Bronte
05-May-21
The Plague
by Albert Camus / Robin Buss
26-Apr-21
The Autobiography of Munshi Abdullah
by Abdullah bin Abdul Kadir
26-Mar-21
The Beauty of Everyday Things
by Soetsu Yanagi
15-Mar-21
Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking
by Daniel Dennett
15-Mar-21
To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee
08-Mar-21
The Teenage Workbook
by Adrian Tan
26-Feb-21
The Teenage Textbook
by Adrian Tan
26-Feb-21
The Truth About Language
by Michael C. Corballis
25-Feb-21
The Tale of Genji
by Murasaki Shikibu / Edward G. Seidensticker
22-Feb-21
I Am A Filipino Maid
by Loo Bee Geok
19-Feb-21
The Tale of Genji
by Murasaki Shikibu / Royall Tyler
08-Feb-21
Secrets of Singapore
by Lesley-Anne and Monica Lim
20-Jan-21
Bad English
by Ammon Shea
04-Jan-21

30 books finished so far.

10,147 pages in the selected books (an average of about 338 pages each).

That's an average of about 12 days per book (assuming no overlap) or 18 days per book (taking actual overlap into consideration), which is equivalent to 30 books (or 10,174 pages) per year. Or 28 pages per day, actually.

Typical number of books in progress simultaneously: 1.

Fiction books: 15 (50%)
Non-fiction books: 15 (50%)