My 2019 in books…

13,511 pages across 41 books

I read better than the average for dyslexic folks.[1] It's still a lot of work. Having an e-reader helps. I can adjust the font size and the line spacing to something comfortable. Oddly, comfortable varies by book and the style of the writing. Occasionally I'll run into a book that no amount of adjustment will help. I can't process it. No matter how much I'd like to read it (Hi Infinte Jest).

For 2019, I set a goal of 30 books. And I blew past it with 41!

Some of those were graphic novels. They count but a little less so.

Still… It's the most books I've ever read in a single year. By far.

It was fun. It was also exhausting. By the end of the year I felt a little burnt out. Somewhere just north of 40 may be a hard limit. Or maybe pushing up against that wall will eventually expand it?

Either way, I'm not going to push as hard in 2020. Even if I could read 60 books a year, I'll never be able to read everything I'd like to. This year, I'm going to see what a natural pace feels like.

See all the books I read in 2019…


  1. This makes intuitive sense to me but who knows? — Brain Scans Show Dyslexics Read Better with Alternative Strategies ↩︎

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