Every year I typically post an enormous year-in-review with a pie graph. This year I decided to try out a mere top ten list instead of the usual monograph, but I still need my graph fix. So here’s a graphic.
2016 Reading by Category:
History, as usual, gets the lion’s share — still, not as much as last year’s 37%. My reading was intentionally more diverse this year, and accordingly science made a strong showing — with more reads last year than in the previous two yeas combined. When I began the year I wanted to model it after 2013, which was terrific in both terms of quality of books and in the variety of topics I considered. Just look at the spread!
Back to 2016: my Digital World theme became mostly about cyber security, but I made a lot of progress in reading books about middle-east histoy and am building on that this year to look at the history of east Asia. I also kept three of my five resolutions, the two failures being (1) buying fewer books and (2) reviewing books that I loved but never shared here.