My Books In Review – 2019

Looking back at the books that I read in 2019 and an analysis of my reading activity.

One of my personal goals in 2019 was to spend more time in the company of books. Though I could not reach the number I had in mind, but given how eventful this year was, with switching jobs and moving cities, I’m going to cut myself some slack.

I have created a template in Google Spreadsheet to track my reading activity which I have been doing religiously for the past 1.5 years. With the data I captured for 2019, I created this visual to represent my year in books. (click on it to expand)


Agatha Christie is clearly my favorite author!

And though I want to read more non-fiction, I could not push myself to do that in 2019. I guess the reason for that is that I take notes when I read non-fiction, which makes it a slow process.

I also looked at my day-to-day reading activity in 2019, which was far from impressive. I need to reduce the reds from the calendar this year! The first and the last months of the year did not go well with my reading activity – I read on 4 days in Jan and 5 days in Dec! I wonder why!

Side Note: I do not use Goodreads to capture my reading activity because I find the insights it generates very boring. So, I prefer to track this on my own as I can capture much more information that way. Though not shown in the graphics above, I can get insights like the number of pages read in a sitting, the average duration of one sitting, etc.

Anyway, here is the list of books that I read this year:

  1. Murder In Mesopotamia
  2. Maharani
  3. The Unexpected Guest
  4. Much Obliged, Jeeves
  5. The Silkworm
  6. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas
  7. Ghar Wapasi
  8. The Last Juror
  9. Coming Round The Mountain
  10. A Prisoner of Birth
  11. Men Of Steel
  12. Heads You Win
  13. Baaghi Baliya
  14. Death In The Clouds
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Do let me know what books you read in 2019.

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