I read 53 books in 2019.
So, I didn’t realize that I have this obsessive aspect of my personality- where I get to doing something and then convince myself that I need to keep doing it to get to some magical number.
In 2018, I planned to read 25 books, but that went pretty quickly. So, I was like 50!! My goal is 50. And I got it. But then last year, I was like, 52 is nice because that is a book a week. 52 is the number!!!
Seventy-five percent of the authors I read were white, 13.21% were black, and 9.43% were asian. I thought I started the year with a lot of diversity, but I somehow just did not keep that going.
Over 70% of the authors I read this year were female. Compare this to 2018, when only 38% of the authors I read were. Not bad. I didn’t do this on purpose. I am not sure how I managed this.
I read about the same propotion of American authors in 2019 as I did in 2018 (75%). Also, In 2019, about 63% of the books I read were non-fiction, which was slightly up from 2018, when only 54% were.
My favorite books this year were:
The Water Dancer (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
Writing Science in Plain English (Anne Green)
The Valedictorian of Being Dead (Heather Armstrong)
Becoming (Michelle Obama)
Educated (Tara Westover)
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Surival, Resilience, and Redemption (Lauren Hillenbrand)