Saturday, 5 January 2013

Statistics 2012 and before

As all my friends know, I love lists. I write down anything, I can come up with a lot of information from my notes and I love to publish what I found.

So, without further ado, I present the statistics of my reading year 2012. I am sure I can put together more details the next time but I think this will do at the moment.

*** Statistics 2012 ***

Books Read: 81
Pages read: 28,604pp. = 353 pages/book or 78 pages/day

Books dating from which year:
Pre 1800s: 2
1800s: 5
1900-1949: 8
1950-1999: 27
2000s: 38 (3 of which from 2012)

Male Authors: 52
Female Authors: 29

Nobel Prize Winners: 8

Fiction: 60
Non-Fiction: 21

Oldest Book:
Murasaki, Lady Shikibu "The Tale of Genji" (Japanese: 源氏物語 Genji Monogatari)- early 11th century
Newest Book:
Oates, Joyce Carol "Mudwoman" - 2012
Longest Book:
Follett, Ken "World Without End" – 1,237pp.
Shortest Book:
Büchner, Georg "Woyzeck" - 30pp.
Chunky Books - more than 450 pages: 20, more than 750: 6
Funniest Book:

Ephron, Nora "I Feel Bad About My Neck And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman" 
Saddest Book:
Liao, Yiwu"Testimonials or: For a Song and a Hundred Songs: A Poet's Journey Through a Chinese Prison" (鄰人證明, Zheng-Ci, 2000) 
Weirdest Book:
Jonasson, Jonas "The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared" (Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann) 
Shortest Book Title: "Home" by Toni Morrison
Longest Book Title: "The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared" by Jonas Jonasson
New author (for me) that I would like to read more from: Kurt Vonnegut

Translated Books: 12
3 from Chinese
2 each from Russian and Spanish
1 each from Finnish, Japanese, Serbo-Croat, Swedish, Turkish
Books read in another language:
15 German, 1 French, 3 Dutch
Goal for next year: Definitely read more foreign books, other than English. ;-)

Numbers in Book Titles: 2, 3, 5, 13, 40, 100
Place Names in Book Titles:
Africa, Alice, Baden-Baden, Britannia, China, Drina, Dublin, Europe, Fehrbellin, Homburg, North Korea, Rheinsberg, Rio
Colours in Book Titles: black, red, white
Names in Book Titles:
Christiane, Clarkson, Constance, Eyre, Friedrich, Genji, Goethe, Harold Fry, Juliet, Oscar Wilde, Romeo, Schiwago, Tom, Woyzeck

My Favourite Books:
Allende, Isabel "Island Beneath the Sea" (La isla bajo el mar) - 2010
Atwood, Margaret "The Handmaid’s Tale" – 1985
Bryson, Bill "A Short History of Nearly Everything" - 2003
Chang, Jung "Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China" - 1991
Follett, Ken "World Without End" – 2007
Hamill, Pete "Snow in August" - 1998 
Mandela, Nelson "Long Walk to Freedom" - 1994
Oates, Joyce Carol "Mudwoman" - 2012
Sackville, Amy "The Still Point" - 2010

With my books, I visited places in the following countries:
Africa (6): Algeria, Congo, Egypt, Gambia, Kenya, South Africa
Asia (13): Afghanistan, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, North Korea, South Korea, Syria, Thailand, Tibet
Europe (25): Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portual, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom
North: America (4): Canada, Cuba, Haiti, USA
Australia/Oceania (1): Australia
South America (2): Brazil, Colombia
Countries "visited" in total: 51

You may find some even greater statistics by better bloggers than me at "Stuck in a Book" and "Ready When You are, C.B."

*** Statistics 2011 ***

Books Read: 72
Pages read: 21,602pp. = 300 pages/book or 59 pages/day


Books dating from which year: Pre 1800s: 1
1800s: 5
1900-1949: 5
1950-1999: 16
2000s: 44 (3 of which from 2011)


Male Authors: 39
Female Authors: 34


Nobel Prize Winners: 7


Fiction: 47
Non-Fiction: 25


Oldest Book:
von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang "Iphigenia in Tauris" (German: Iphigenie auf Tauris) – 1787
Newest Book:
Frazier, Charles "Nightwoods" - 2011
Longest Book:
Falcones, Ildefonso "The Hand of Fatima" (Spanish: La mano de Fátima) – 2009 – 972pp.
Shortest Book:
Steinbeck, John "Of Mice and Men" – 1937 – 78pp.
Chunky Books - more than 450 pages: 12, more than 750: 2

Funniest Book:
Moor, Dieter "Whatever we don't have, you don't need" (German: Was wir nicht haben, brauchen Sie nicht) – 2009
Saddest Book:
Saviano, Roberto "Gomorrha: Trip to the Empire of the Camorra" (Italian: Gomorra: Viaggio Nell’impero Economico E Nel Sogno Di Dominio Della Camorra) – 2006
Weirdest Book:
Bayer, Thommie "A weird Christmas Story" (German: Die frohe Botschaft abgestaubt. Ein schräges Weihnachtsbuch) – 1989
Shortest Book Title: "Pan" by Knut Hamsun
Longest Book Title: "An Utterly Impartial History of Britain or 2,000 Years of Upper Calls Idiots in Charge" by John O'Farrell
New author that I would like to read more from: Amos Oz


Translated Books: 10
4 from Spanish
2 from Turkish
1 each from Hebrew, Italian, Norwegian, Rumanian
Books read in another language: 16
11 German, 1 Esperanto, 4 French
 

Numbers in Book Titles: Two
Place Names in Book Titles: America, Baghdad, Britain, Brooklyn, Istanbul, Italien, Kibeho, Rwanda, Sargasso Sea, Stamboul, Tauris, Thames
Names in Book Titles: Einstein, Fatima, Iphigenia, Ishtar, Jeyne Eyre, Julia, Pan 


My Favourite Books:
Bryson, Bill "At Home. A Short History of Private Life" – 2010
Camus, Albert "The Plague" (La Peste) – 1947
Falcones, Ildefonso "The Hand of Fatima" (La mano de Fátima) – 2009
Ilibagiza, Immaculée with Erwin, Steve "Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust" – 2006
Lowenstein, Anna "The Stone City" (La Ŝtona Urbo) – 1999
Mortenson, Greg "Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan" - 2009
O’Farrell, John "An Utterly Impartial History of Britain or 2,000 Years of Upper Calls Idiots in Charge" – 2007
Pamuk, Orhan "Istanbul - Memories of a City" (İstanbul - Hatıralar ve Şehir) – 2003
Ruiz Zafón, Carlos "The Prince of Mist" (El príncipe de la niebla) – 1993
Rutherfurd, Edward "The Forest" – 2000
 

With my books, I visited places in the following countries:
Africa (4): Algeria, Morocco, Rwanda, Somalia
Asia (8): Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, India, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Pakistan
Europe (16): Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom
North America (4): Canada, Jamaica, Mexico, USA
Australia/Oceania (2): Australia, New Zealand
South America (2): Colombia, Peru


Countries "visited" in total: 36


*** Statistics 2010 ***

Books Read: 65
Pages read: 23.038pp. = 354 pages/book or 63 pages/day


Books dating from which year:
1800s: 2
1900-1949: 7
1950-1999: 19
2000s: 39


Male Authors: 41
Female Authors: 26


Nobel Prize Winners: 2


Fiction: 47
Non-Fiction: 18


Oldest Book:
Dostojewsky, Fjodor M. "The Gambler
" (Russian:- Игрок) – 1866
Newest Book:
Jonuleit, Anja "Herbstvergessene" (Autumn Crocus) – 2010
Longest Book:
Tolstoy, Lew Nikolajewitsch (Толстой, Лев Николаевич) "War and Peace" (Russian: Война и мир = Woina i mir) – 1968/69 – 2.099pp.
Shortest Book:
Schmitt, Éric-Emmanuel "Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran
" (French: Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran) – 1999 – 101pp.
Chunky Books - more than 450 pages: 15, more than 750: 4
Funniest Book:
Fry, Stephen "Stephen Fry in America" – 2009
Saddest Book:
Shakib, Siba "Afghanistan, Where God Only Comes to Weep
" (German: Nach Afghanistan kommt Gott nur noch zum Weinen) – 2002
Weirdest Book:
Chabon, Michael "The Yiddish Policemen’s Union" – 2007
Worst Book:
Wisner, Franz "How the World Makes Love: And What It Taught a Jilted Groom" – 2009
Shortest Book Title: "Brida" by Paulo Coelho
Longest Book Title: "The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
New author that I would like to read more from: Nicholas D. Kristof  


Translated Books: 12
3 from Spanish
2 each from Norwegian, Russian, Turkish
1 each from Arabic, Hebrew, Portuguese
Books read in another language: 23
14 German, 7 Dutch, 2 French


Numbers in Book Titles: Two, Four, Seven, Thirteen, 1940
Place Names in Book Titles: Afghanistan, America, Assisi, Barset, Berlin, Brighton, Eden, Egypt, Guernsey, Hollywood, Istanbul, Lissabon
Colours in Book Titles: Black, Rose
Names in Book Titles: Brida, Faustina, Galilei, Ibrahim, Oscar, Sarah, Sir Richard Francis Burton, Stephen Fry, Yacoub


My Favourite Books:
Abdolah, Kader (Hossein Sadjadi Ghaemmaghami Farahani) "The House of the Mosque" (Dutch: Het huis van de moskee) – 2005
Cleave, Chris "The Other Hand" (Little Bee) - 2008
Falcones, Ildefonso "Cathedral of the Sea" (Spanish: La catedral del mar) – 2008
Follett, Ken "The Pillars of the Earth" – 1989
Hislop, Victoria "The Island" – 2007
Ilibagiza, Immaculée with Erwin, Steve "Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust" – 2006
Kingsolver, Barbara "The Lacuna" – 2009
Lee, Harper "To Kill a Mockingbird" – 1960
Ruiz Zafón, Carlos "The Angel's Game" (Spanish: El juego del ángel) – 2008
Shaffer, Mary Ann & Barrows, Annie "The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society" - 2008
Steinbeck, John "East of Eden" – 1952
Tolstoy, Lew Nikolajewitsch (Толстой, Лев Николаевич) "War and Peace" (Russian: Война и мир = Woina i mir) – 1868/69


With my books, I visited places in the following countries:
Africa (5): Botswana, Congo, Guinea, South Africa, Tanzania
Asia (15): Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Israel, Kenya, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania,
Europe (18): Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom
North America (4): Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, USA
Australia/Oceania (2): Australia, New Zealand
South America (3): Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil
Countries "visited" in total: 47 


*** Statistics 2009 ***

Books Read: 70


Books dating from which year:
1800s: 2
1900-1949: 6
1950-1999: 11
2000s: 51


Male Authors: 45
Female Authors: 27


Nobel Prize Winners: 6

Fiction: 36
Non-Fiction: 34


Oldest Book:
Brontë, Anne "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" - 1848
Newest Book:
Oates, Joyce Carol "Dear Husband, stories" - 2009
Funniest Book:
Croker, Charlie "Løst in Tränšlatioπ. Misadventures in English Abroad" - 2006
Saddest Book:
Dallaire, Roméo "Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda"  – 2003
Shortest Book Title: "Lamb" by Christopher Moore
Longest Book Title: "We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land" by Jimmy Carter
New author that I would like to read more from: Richard David Precht


Translated Books: 72
2 each from Italian, Spanish
1 each from Finnish, Portuguese, Russian
Books read in another language: 18
13 German, 2 Dutch, 3 French


Numbers in Book Titles: Two, Three, Five, Ten, 35, 80, 100
Place Names in Book Titles: Emmaus, Holy Land, London, Lüdenscheid, Paradise, Rwanda, Wildfell Hall
Colours in Book Titles: Black
Names in Book Titles: Effi Briest, Einstein, Jørgensen


My Favourite Books:
Brontë, Anne "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" - 1848
Buck, Pearl S. "The Good Earth" - 1931
Coelho, Paulo "The Alchemist: A Fable about Following Your Dream" (Portuguese: O Alquimista) - 1988
Dallaire, Roméo "Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda"  – 2003
Falcones, Ildefonso "Cathedral of the Sea" (Spanish: La catedral del mar) - 2008
Le Clézio, Jean-Marie Gustave "The African" (French: L'Africain) - 2004
Mortenson, Greg & Relin, David Oliver "Three Cups of Tea,.One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time" – 2006
Precht, Richard David "Who Am I and If So How Many?: A Journey Through Your Mind" (German: Wer bin ich und wenn ja, wie viele? Eine philosophische Reise) - 2007
Steinbeck, John "The Grapes of Wrath" – 1940
Tellkamp, Uwe "The Tower" (German: Der Turm. Geschichte aus einem versunkenen Land) – 2008
Terzani, Tiziano "The End is My Beginning" (Italian: La fine è il mio inizio) - 2006
Tolan, Sandy "The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East" – 2006


With my books, I visited places in the following countrie
s:
Africa (5): Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa
Asia (6): Afghanistan, China, Israel, India, Korea, Pakistan
Europe (14): Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom
North America (3): Canada, Mexico, USA
Australia/Oceania:
South America:
Countries "visited" in total: 28

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog, you really get through a lot of books dont you! Iv never thought about the stats side of things before I find this really interesting, especially how many pages read in a year, thats a lot of reading!

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  2. You're welcome, Michelle. Thanks for visiting mine, as well. I love reading and I believe I am a fast reader. I've been writing down the books I read for a couple of years now but never published them. Sometime this summer, I thought I might do this. And I will add more years once I've adapted them to the scheme.

    Anyway, nice meeting you and I will be visiting your page again. (Found you through Carole.)

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