Book Log

I read a lot. I've been keeping a book log since the beginning of 1999. I've read 2067 books since then (about 88 books per year).

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

Currently Reading

Success with Asian Names
by Fiona Swee-Lin Price I like words. I like foreign languages. Names in other cultures are interesting. Also, some of the names I see in Singapore still confuse me.
Les Miserables (Vol 1)
by Victor Hugo (translated by Charles E. Wilbour) I might have read it in high school, but if I did it was probably an abridged version. Time to attack the real thing! My copy is the Wordsworth Classics two-volume edition, translated by Charles E. Wilbour.

Finished Reading

Title and Author (Series)Finished
Empires of the Word
by Nicholas Ostler
02-Oct-21
Diary of an Expat in Singapore
by Jennifer Gargiulo
28-Sep-21
Layli and Majnun
by Nezami Ganjavi, translated by Dick Davis
27-Sep-21
Because Internet
by Gretchen McCulloch
09-Sep-21
1000 Character Classic
by Evelyn Lip
08-Sep-21
Bambi
by Felix Salten, translated by Hannah Correll
29-Aug-21
Oliver Twist
by Charles Dickens
27-Aug-21
Demystifying The Female Brain
by Sara McKay
12-Aug-21
The Art of the Good Life
by Rolf Dobelli
04-Aug-21
Stop Reading the News
by Rolf Dobelli
01-Aug-21
Factfulness
by author Hans Rosling
30-Jul-21
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

41 books finished so far.

13,388 pages in the selected books (an average of about 326 pages each).

That's an average of about 8 days per book (assuming no overlap) or 19 days per book (taking actual overlap into consideration), which is equivalent to 41 books (or 13,424 pages) per year. Or 37 pages per day, actually.

Typical number of books in progress simultaneously: 2.

Fiction books: 18 (44%)
Non-fiction books: 23 (56%)