As June winds up and with it takes away 6 months of 2014, I thought I should do a quick check on my reading progress of 2014. Here is what Goodreads has to say
The “1 book behind schedule” is a bit unnerving to be honest especially since I was “2 books ahead of schedule” in May. If I have to put up a convincing defense, I could say that the reason for this lag is my decision to take on huge works of non-fiction that I mentioned in an earlier post.
Moving on to some number crunching….
Of the 11 books read, 4 are by Indian authors
Genres – 2 crime fiction, 2 classics, 2 non-fiction, 1 espionage thriller, 1 humour, 1 legal thriller and 1 political satire
Total number of pages read – 3582
Here is something I noticed in my “publication year” tab at Goodreads though
Notice that huge gap in blue dots between 1970-1990 ? So basically, all books I have read so far have either been pre-1970 or post-1995. Not that it is particularly worrisome or spectacularly unique but I did find it odd. What are the chances that 3 “old” books I arbitrarily chose to read this year all fall within 4 years (1957-1961) of one another, given that I have plenty of classics in my TBR. Curiouser and curiouser ! 🙂
How about you ? Are you having a better run at your reading goals ?