Sunday, July 11, 2010

Midsummer's Book Stats


Inder's read-2010 book montage


North and South

The Old Man and the Sea

Life of Pi

Keep Chickens! Tending Small Flocks in Cities, Suburbs, and Other Small Spaces

Spoon River Anthology

The New Frugality: How to Consume Less, Save More, and Live Better

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

The Odyssey

Lilith's Brood

The Fever Trail: In Search of the Cure for Malaria

The Remains of the Day

A Christmas Carol and Other Stories

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating with More Than 75 Recipes

Waiting for Birdy: A Year of Frantic Tedium, Neurotic Angst, and the Wild Magic of Growing a Family

The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life

Mother Nature: Maternal Instincts and How They Shape the Human Species


Inder's favorite books »

Number of books read between January 1, 2010 and July 10, 2010: 17

Fiction: 8

Nonfiction: 7

Poetry: 2

Books about parenting: 2

Books about chickens: 1

Books about sexuality and aliens: 1

Books I was assigned in high school but didn't read: 1

Ancient ballads: 1

Victorian novels: 3

Books included in some edition of 1,001 Books You Must Read Before You Die: 6

Dry boring histories/biographies about random topics: 2

Pretentiously hip, postmodern novels: 2

Books purchased new this year: 1

Books purchased used this year: 1

Books borrowed from the library: 8

Books borrowed from friends: 3

Audiobooks: 3

Best sci-fi read in a long, long time: Lilith's Brood, by Octavia Butler

Best fiction read this year so far: The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishimuro

Best nonfiction read this year so far: Mother Nature, by Sarah Blaffer Hrdy


  1. What, no charts? Seriously, I love book reports! Yay!

  2. I can see BOOBS on one of those covers.

    Hey, let me know how you like The New Frugality

  3. Yeah, I was kind of self conscious about reading "Lilith" on BART. I felt compelled to point out to random people that this is actually an edgy, well-written, sci-fi novel about three-gendered aliens who mate with humans, not a soft-core trashy romance novel! No, really!

    I got over it, though, because it's really good.

  4. Sorry, forgot to mention - The New Frugality had some interesting history of personal finance movements in light of the nation's economic shifts over the past 70ish years. However, the actual personal finance advice in the book was obvious and unoriginal. 2 out of 5 stars, in case you were wondering. Possibly worth a skim.

  5. good to know, thx!


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