The OF Blog: Facts and figures about 2009's reads #201-300

Monday, August 17, 2009

Facts and figures about 2009's reads #201-300

For those curious about #1-100 and #101-200, click on this link:

Took me slightly over two months to read 100 more books, so here are some interesting (and occasionally odd) facts and figures about the latest 100 reads:

  • Since making a more concerted effort to raise the number of female authors read, I have gone up to a slightly more respectable 22% for these 100. However, I hope to improve this number even more in the near future, since I have quite a few works lined up by female authors whose works I've been meaning to read for some time now. Sometimes, greater self-awareness can lead to a broader reading scope, no?
  • 26% of the books read were read in Spanish or Spanish translation (a couple were in Polish and Serbian, but not available in English, so I read them in my second language)
  • 11% of the books read were read in Portuguese (3), Serbian (3), Italian, German, Latin, French, Hungarian (one each)
  • The number of books written by Popes dropped from 2% for the #101-200 down to 1% this time
  • 1% of the books read were Greek histories written by Spanish classics professors
  • 1% of the books read were grammars for the Serbian language
  • 13% of the books read were anthologies and/or short-story collections
  • 4% of the books read were poetry collections
  • 7% of the books read were of English translations of books published in various languages
  • 3% of the books read were graphic novels or graphic novel adaptations of novels
  • 2% of the books read were 2009 debut novels
  • 14% of the books read were re-reads from previous years
  • 13% of the books read were published in the US or elsewhere in 2009

And most importantly:

  • 2% of the books read dealt with squirrels and their daily habits

So...any questions you might have about these books? I'll be posting more about #271-300 in a day or two, likely with a few more additions.

1 comment:

Tyson said...

What book dealt with squirrels? I'm curious.

 
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