Reading list Jan-Aug 2010

>> Saturday, September 4, 2010

My personal target is to read 52 books a year (one per week). Let's see how I've fared up to August (see my list below). 30 books in 8 months, equivalent to 45 books in 12 months, so looks like I might fall short of my target if I don't increase my pace. Since I also want to vary my reading between fiction and non-fiction (fiction will exceed non-fiction, but by how much), BM and BI (BI will exceed BM, but by how much), let me try and break down these 30 books into these simple categories.

FI 17
FM 8
NI 3
NM 2

Woops, looks like I haven't been doing too well (in terms of varieties), I'm too heavily prone to English fictions. 25 fictions vs 5 non-fictions (!) and 20 BI vs 10 BM. Hmm... I guess I read more for entertainment rather than for general knowledge. By the way, the numbers 1 to 5 out of 5 given besides the books' title, author, and reading period is my personal rating.


30. The Automatic Grammatizer & Other Stories by Roald Dahl (30-31 Aug 2010) 3/5 FI
29. Kita Hanya di Seberang Jalan (28-29 Aug 2010) 4/5 FM
28. Step on a Crack by James Patterson (21-22 Aug 2010) 3/5 FI
27. The Witch of Portobello by Paolo Coelho (3-7 Aug 2010) 4/5 FI
26. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (27-28 Jul 2010) 5/5 NI
25. Jaja & Din by Noor Suraya (18 -24 Jul 2010) 2/5 FM
24. M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman (14 - 18 Jul 2010) 3/5 FI
23. Salina by A. Samad Said (10 - 15 Jul 2010) 1/5 FM
22. Detektif Bertudung Hitam by Bahruddin Bekri (5 - 10 Jul 2010) 3/5 FM
21. Strangers and Lovers Revisited by Robert Raymer (4 - 10 Jul 2010) 3/5 FI
20. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri (1-4 Jul 2010) 3/5 FI
19. Parker Pyne Investigates by Agatha Christie (29 Jun - 1 Jul 2010) 2/5 FI
18. CSI NY - Deluge by Stuart M Kaminsky (26-18 Jun 2010) 3/5 FI
17. By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept by Paolo Coelho (14-15 Jun 2010) 3/5 FI
16. The Regatta Mystery & Other Stories by Agatha Christie (12-13 Jun 2010) 3/5 FI
15. Sinergi by Hilal Asyraf (1-2 Jun 2010) 2/5 FM
14. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger (28-30 May 2010) 4/5 FI
13. Inspector Singh Investigates: A Bali Conspiracy Most Foul by Shamini Flint (26 May 2010) 3/5 FI
12. What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell (13 - 28 May 2010) 4/5 NI
11. Inspector Singh Investigates: A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder by Shamini Flint (8 - 11 May 2010) 3/5 FI
10. Dark Alchemy by Jack Dann & Garner Dozois (17 Apr - 1 May 2010) 3/5 FI
9. Wang, Anda dan Islam by Zaharuddin Abd Rahman (10 Apr - 5 May 2010) 3/5 NM
8. Perindu Pelangi by Siti Munirah A Rashid (10 - 11 Apr 2010) 5/5 FM
7. Dingin Salju Indiana by Nurulsham Saidin (6 - 9 Apr 2010) 3/5 FM
6. Business Stripped Bare: The Adventures of a Global Entrepreneur by Richard Branson (25 Mar - 5 Apr 2010) 4/5 NI
5. Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult (3 - 15 Mar 2010) 3/5 FI
4. Perubatan Islam dan Bukti Sains Moden by Dr Danial Zainal Abidin (14 Feb - 23 Mar 2010) 2/5 NM
3. The Dark Tower 2: The Drawing of Three by Stephen King (1 - 12 Feb 2010) 3/5 FI
2. Manikam Kalbu by Faisal Tehrani (23 - 29 Jan 2010) 3/5 FM
1. PS I Love You by Cecilia Ahern (2 - 4 Jan 2010) 4/5 FI

5 comments:

bas,  September 5, 2010 at 12:29 AM  

mynie, aku nak baca wang, islam dan anda tu tapi kenapa kau bagi 3/5 ek? susah nak paham ke apa? fuhh 5/5 for outliers! kau dah baca 'blink' belum? aku rasa blink lagi best (in case kau belum baca--because it really makes you think, and appreciate the real power of your brain, subhanallah!) so aku kena bagi 4.5 to outliers sebab nak bagi 5 to blink :D

Ummu Auni Afif September 5, 2010 at 5:11 PM  

tak sangka kita hanya di seberang jalan get a 4 rating. hehe. ingatkan bukan taste mynie. rasanya itu karya bahruddin bekri yang terbaik setakat ini

Siti September 7, 2010 at 5:44 PM  

bas,
bukannya apa, sbb aku rasa ada certain part a bit technical and i got lost haha ;p
belum baca blink - sah aku akan cari! thanks :)

ummu auni afif,
i'm hooked to bahruddin bekri! first time aku gelak terkekeh-kekeh (rather than gelak dlm hati je) baca novel. saya nak test bagi hubby baca, see what he thinks, boleh ya? maknanya pulang lmbt sikit. the rest i'll post to you after raya ni, together dgn lovely bones and paolo coelho tu.. sorry ye sbb lambat..

Ummu Auni Afif September 17, 2010 at 7:20 AM  

betullah mynie. i actually laugh out loud reading his pieces. boleh :D bagi your husband baca.

boleh tambah tak, i want to borrow outliers and sinergi, together with lovely bones and paolo coelho?

em, saya memang tamak :P

Siti September 22, 2010 at 11:08 PM  

ummu auni afif,

boleh, tapi outliers tu my sis-in-law sedang baca. i post later together with buku bahruddin bekri, k? the rest, i'll post tmrw insyaAllah.

takpe, saya pun tamak juga. sgt faham :)

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