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 Spreadhseet to track my reading activity which I have been doing religiously for the past 1.5 years. With the data that 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 of 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, and it was far from impressive. I need to reduce the reds from the calendar this year!The first and the last month 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 that it generates to be very boring. So, I prefer to track this on my own as I am able to capture much more information that way. Though not shown in the graphics above, I am able to get insights like number of pages read in a sitting, average duration of one sitting, etc.
Anyway, here is the list of books that I read this year:
- Murder In Mesopotamia
- The Unexpected Guest
- Much Obliged, Jeeves
- The Silkworm
- Hercule Poirot’s Christmas
- Ghar Wapasi
- The Last Juror
- Coming Round The Mountain
- A Prisoner of Birth
- Men Of Steel
- Heads You Win
- Baaghi Baliya
- Death In The Clouds
Do let me know what books you read in 2019.