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Saturday, August 13, 2016

1 Year of Reading

Today marks my 365th consecutive day of reading for at least half an hour. Finishing An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser today puts my book total for the year at 27 with a total page count of 16,233. While that puts me at only a little over two books a month for the year, the distribution has definitely not been even. The six books that I spent the most time reading took over six months altogether. That puts me at three and a half books per month for the other half of the year.

Some books were definitely more enjoyable than others. I think I'd have to say that, among the "classic" books that I read, War and Peace was my favorite, with the Count of Monte Cristo in a close second. My favorite non-fiction book was Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage. In science fiction I've only just recently moved onto Isaac Asimov's works, starting with his books of short stories about robots. So Dune remains at the top of that list, though I wish I had foregone its many sequels.

 I definitely plan to keep going for the foreseeable future. I still have 91 classics on the list I compiled and I am planning to read all 16 of Isaac Asimov's books that deal with robots or are in his Foundation series. My list of non-fiction books, however, is pretty short, so I am always looking for recommendations there.

 You can see my full book list here. I am still working on posts for Robot Dreams, Robot Visions, Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, and An American Tragedy.

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