Since August of 2011, we’ve been running a special feature on Google+ called “What Are You Reading?” All sorts of people have left their responses, which I’ve taken and entered into a Google Form for everyone to see.
Here are some of the relevant statistics:
- 292 entries since August, not including double entries for individuals who were still reading the same book for several weeks (including myself)
- George R. R. Martin was the most popular author with 7 entries overall; R. A. Salvatore was a close second with 6
- Runner-ups were Anthony Brandt, Jim Butcher, C. J. Cherryh, Larry Correia, Thomas Friedman, Neil Gaiman, Laura Ann Gilman, Mira Grant, Anne McCaffrey, Patrick Rothfuss, Brandon Sanderson, and Connie Willis, each of which had 3 entries each
- The most popular books were That Used to Be Us by Thomas Friedman and The Man Who Ate His Boots: The Tragic History of the Search for the Northeast Passage by Anthony Brandt with 3 entries each
- The most popular series was A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
- 98 books written by women were mentioned; that’s 33.56% of the entries (to be honest, I expected a worse percentage than this)
And there you have it. I was going to put up a gallery of the cover images, but that would take so damned long I’m not going to bother. If anyone else wants to take up that project, let me know.
Thanks to everyone who told us what you were reading! Here’s to another year of the same thing!
Now a question for everyone:
How as 2011 as a reading year? Good? Bad? Why? Leave a comment!