How many books do you read a year?

How many books do you read a year?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    200

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    365

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I typically read 1-2 books year, usually acclaimed literary fiction, then have an extended manic episode in which I write a novel in their style.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Correction: You write some utter shite in their style.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    around 600

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Usually, I read about 20 books a year. This year, I think I'll only read about 5. That's because I bought a new gaming rig. I hate myself for it; playing racing and flight sims is pretty fun, but a terrible use of your time. The worst part is how they suck you in. Comparisons with drugs are cliché and old, but adequate nonetheless. The worst part is that they don't give you anything back besides short-lived fun; and I'm not a utilitarian insect whose sole purpose in engaging in intellectual activities is the innate "rewards," but God, I feel so filthy.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Get the Cessna GX900 (?) or Citation, chart a long flight, enable autopilot at altitude, read book.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I never really counted it, but this year I decided to write down all the books I read. In the first four months I've practically read 10 books, so I'll say 25-30. The issue is that by just counting books, we are not counting pages.
    Imagine I read many of Plato's dialogues. Should I count each separately? The Republic or the Laws certainly are long, but most others are fairly short. Must I consider Euthyphro a book as I would consider the Republic, when it is less than 20 pages long?

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    none i stopped reading when they invented the internet

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Last year it was 17, this year isn't even at halfway point and I'm at 23, which is probably because my new years resolution was to get through the whole Drizzt- series in one year
    Is say around 15 is normal for me, of course that also depends on the length of the books

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Two years ago 54, last year 60, hopefully this year 65. I'm 5 behind currently

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have not finished a single book this year or last year. Two years ago I read 12 books.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You'll fit right in

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I set myself a goal of 12, but often get above that.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    When i'm keeping up with my habtis and doing well ~60 (I think if I acutally maintain all year it'd be around 75-80, i read like 2 hrs a day, obviously depends on book length)

    when im doing bad around 35. basically just a matter of how often I keep my morning routine.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't read as much as I'd like but here are some stats:
    >2016 - 15
    >2017 - 2
    >2018 - 4
    >2019 - 12
    >2020 - 12
    >2021 - 13
    >2022 - 19
    >2023 - 14
    >2024 - 4
    2017 and 2018 were some pretty rough years.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      But the years after were much better, good job anon

      In general, obligatory mention that quality > quantity

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Around 50 works a year, so maybe 30-40 books.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    > I'm not a utilitarian insect whose sole purpose in engaging in intellectual activities

    That part was clear from your redundant use of “the worst part is.” Your cognitive abilities appear to have been reduced (if they were ever complete) to the extent one would expect of a narcotics abuser, so perhaps that comparison isn’t so overplayed

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Last year I did 65. So far this year I've read 35. I'm hoping to hit 100.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Well the data is in. Reading is for gays. Real Americans don't waste their time with it.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My ex friend is a successful author, and he read 2-3 a week. It’s a bar that I hit once.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >ex friend
      >successful author
      There's a sad story here. Sucks either way. Care to share?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        ah not as sad as I made it sound I guess. he just blew up, moved to LA, became friends with Hollywood types.
        he might still go for a beer if I rolled into town and messaged him on insta or something… maybe. haven’t spoken to him in 10 years or so.
        we were fellow travellers in the bohemian circles of our smaller city for years.
        kinda want to post his name but don’t think I will.
        I’ve known a few legit geniuses in my life and he’s definitely one of them. and funny as hell.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          we all kinda knew if he didn’t off himself he’d eventually make it big

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm at 25 for this year, I mean that's including books I listened but not including books I'm halfway through, and I've actually been finishing books, so maybe 55 for this year? I read some slop but honestly most of it is good.

    The graphic says that 5% of Americans read >= 40 books a year; that seems pretty good, honestly.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    ITT: Black folk counting audiobooks and those chinese comics.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      nah dude it's just time investement. Like I said on mine I aim for reading 2 hours a day, and have a pretty specific morning routine. Got the two hour figure from this book
      https://www.amazon.com/Intellectual-Life-Spirit-Conditions-Methods/dp/0813206464/
      which I basically agree with. If you want to seriously study philosophy say you do just need to be reading minimum 2 hours a day.

      For me the hard part is more in maintaining my morning routine, I have done it for like 9 months out of the year before and when I do keeping up w/ 2 hours and reading 60-80 books (including giant 1200+ page tomes) is totally within reason.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Most of the Americans who read more than 2 books a year are women reading smut/mysteryslop

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The reign of quantity

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Where are you guys on the chart?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What a life

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I don't believe that 30% of American's don't drink period. I'm between eighth and ninth but most of that comes from the usual weekend binge. I strive to be in the top percentile.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      30 a week, so more than ninth but at least I can feel good that I'm not in the top percentile.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Top decile when I was in college and fourth now that I graduated. Drinking is boring now and I never much liked the taste (save for gin and whiskey...I find most beer and pretty much all wine gross). I prefer coffee or tea.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      2022 I read 47 books. 2023 I read about 80. So far I've read 20. I would've read more but I was working on my novel a lot this year.

      I don't drink as alcohol all but destroyed my family.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    2

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I dislike these kinds of questions because there's a major difference between reading a John Grisham novel (which is basically candy) or something more nourishing but difficult like idk Tolstoy. Took me a month to get through Heidegger's Being and Time but I read The Client in half a day last week. Also

    >...or listened to

    clown world

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    10 to 15 is the sweet spot to me.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    22-24

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The number of books you read is a completely useless stat to compare who has the biggest literary dick. Person A reads 21. Person B reads 60. Who read more?
    Person A actually read more. 21 books of 900 pages vs 60 books of 300 pages.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I only started keeping track a few years ago:
    >2020 - 32
    >2021 - 28
    >2022 - 57
    >2023 - 22
    >2024 - 11
    2022 was definitely an all-time high since high school. I didn't enjoy reading as much then as I do now. It's better to pace yourself and take breaks between novels than consume prose in mass.
    >Verification not required.

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    there is no fricking way the average adult american reads even 1 book a year.

    well, maybe most women read romance shit?

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Around 15-20 cover to cover and probably around 2000-3000 pages of random books I DNF because I dislike them and/or get distracted from them by a book I'm more interested in. I think that's probably average for people around these parts (I never read YA though).

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    As many as I want

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    bullshit no way in hell more than 50% of the populace reads a book a year

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    around 0.5 if added up

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i try and aim for 50 a year as a bare minimum but have been going way over that recently (partly as i've been getting into poetry and reading lots of short collections)

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