Time for some reading statistics

Map indicating the author’s country of birth for all the books I have read in 2021 so far.

Nine months of the year has passed and it is time to lock back at my reading so far. Overall I had a really good reading spring, but since then my reading has slowed down to about one book a week for May-September, and I fear that I have spent much more time on youtube than I have with my books lately. However, thanks to all the reading I did in the spring my total statistics still looks rather fine, with 74 books read by authors from 22 countries.

Reading highlights April-September

  • We are not afraid by Gila Lustiger (published by Notting Hill Editions)
  • A wilder time by William E. Glassley (another excellent non-fiction from Bellevue Literary Press)
  • Var vid gott mod by Annika Persson (biography over the textile artist Märtha Måås Fjetterström)
  • The brothers Lionheart (reread)

Reading right now

  • Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
  • The book of dust by Philip Pullman
  • Leap frog & other stories by Guillermo Rosales


Writing on this blog has been slow for the past six months, I have published a total of only four blog posts (including this one), since my previous update in early April. Instead I have written a lot for work, finally publishing an article I have been working on on and off for years (rather technical so I won’t add a link). Perhaps now that it is out of the way I will have more time to spare for blogging.

Autumn colours

10 thoughts on “Time for some reading statistics

    1. I just finished it and loved it! It was weird and wonderful and unlike anything else I’ve read, so that I had no idea where the story was going until fairly late. Not sure I’m up for a review though, it is certainly a story that deserves to be read unspoiled, and I’m not sure that I have anything interesting to say about it that wouldn’t include spoilers.

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      1. I’m happy to hear that! I did find Jan Mayen to be rather similar to Iceland, just much smaller and with less people.

        Too bad that the math scared you away from working in the field, although I guess that many of the parts I like best about the job (e.g. looking at cool stuff and trying to figure out what caused it), could be done equally well as a hobby.


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