2016 Stats

In 2016 I read forty-two books, eighteen of which were nonfiction, twelve fiction, seven comic (or image-based) and five poetry.

I averaged 0.8 books a week, but the most books I read in a single month was nine (March).

I read 2 books written in the 11th century
1 book written in the 1700s
3 books written in the 1800s
4 books written between 1900-1949
17 books written between 1950-1999
15 books written between 2000-2016

Books that I rated 1 star: 3 (~7%)
2 stars: 5 (~12%)
3 stars: 7 (~17%)
4 stars: 14 (~33%)
5 stars: 13 (~31%)

So why did I read only half as many books as last year?  Martial arts.  I now spend about 14 hours a week doing kickboxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and MMA, which not only cuts down on my free time but also makes me too tired to read much in bed!

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One comment

  1. Anonymous

    Uh-huh. You must be really Jiu-Jitsu-ing a lot to cut your pace in half ;-) Oh, maybe it’s the ancillary social aspects of all that martial art-ing. Man, I am doing a lot of verbing here.

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