Since I began tracking my books in a spreadsheet in 2018, I’ve got a bunch of data I can now look at on my reading habits.
One thing I took a stab at was a “duration chart” that could show the reading patterns over time, based on when I started and finished each book.
Using this stacked bar chart style, you can see which books I stalled out on and put down for long periods. Not a judgment on those books’ respective merits, more of a criticism of my dodgy reading habits. The Federalist had probably a full 6 month fallow period where I forgot about it.
Some other fun-but-meaningless statistics:
- Fiction: 24%
- Nonfiction 76%
- Audiobook: 57%
- Kindle: 13%
- Real Book: 30%
Authors I read more than one from
- Nassim Taleb
- Cixin Liu
- HP Lovecraft
- Jonathan Haidt
- Epictetus’s Discourses, written 108 AD
Top 5 genres (from tags)
Page counts are, of course, a very rough estimate. But fun to see the quantity and calculate pages per day on average (about 50!). ↩