Friday, December 30, 2016

Data analysis: every single book I read in 2016

Above: Primo Levi at his desk

In 2016, I read a total of 39 books. As best as I can determine, of these books...
  • 32 were written by men; 7, by women
  • 35 were written by white authors; 4, by authors of color
  • Of the non-white authors, 3 were Black and 1 was Latino 
  • 34 were originally written in English; 5, in a language other than English
  • Of the books translated from a language other than English, 1 was originally written in German, 1 in French, 1 in Russian, and 2 in Italian
  • 15 were fiction; 24 were non-fiction
  • 23 were books I read for the first time; 16 were books I had read at least once before
For the complete list, click here.

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