Lists of books read by year.
3664 Pages over 13 books, mostly novels.
|Donna Tart||The Secret History|
|Eden Robinson||Son of a Trickster|
|George Saunders||Lincoln in the Bardo|
|J.R.R. Tolkien||The Fellowship of the Ring|
|Robin Diangelo||White Fragility|
|Zachary Tellman||Elements of Clojure|
|John Hodgeman||Medallion Status|
|John Steinbeck||Cannery Row|
|John Steinbeck||East of Eden|
|Haruki Murakami||What I Talk About When I Talk About Running|
|Larry Gonick & Tim Kasser||Hyper-Capitalism|
4190 pages over 11 books, mostly novels.
|Haruki Murakami||The Wind Up Bird Chronicles|
|Johnathan Safran Foer||Eating Animals|
|Jenny Hval||Paradise Rot|
|Warren Ellis||Gun Machine|
|Stephen King||On Writing|
|Haruki Murakami||A Wild Sheep Chase|
|Haruki Murakami||Hear The Wind Sing|
|Margaret Atwood||Oryx And Crake|
|Neil Gaiman||Norse Mythology|
I organize my reading lists, notes, rating and thoughts on books in a single
file using Org Modeº. What you are reading right now is just a headline in the
very same document:
books.org. The file is rather large, containing headlines
"To Read", "Reading" and "Read". When I start a new book I (try to remember to)
capture the metadata about it using org-capture to fill in these properties:
:PROPERTIES: :author: George Orwell :title: 1984 :pages: 328 :page: 328 :date_started: [2020-08-18 Tue 17:40] :date_completed: [2020-09-08 Tue] :genre: Dystopian :type: Novel :rating: 9 :STATUS: complete :END:
These properties can then be turned into a table using Emacs, or filtered through using sparse-trees to.
At the top of this file there is an in-buffer-settings for determining column view:
,#+COLUMNS: %25AUTHOR(author) %25TITLE(title) %PAGES(pages) %RATING(rating) %TYPE(type) %DATE_STARTED(date_started) %DATE_COMPLETED(date_completed)
This enables creating an org block for tabulating books over time for the READ/READING sections:
#+BEGIN: columnview :id local :skip-empty-rows t #+END
Rather than post all my notes on each book (as some are empty, some are quite full, and some are personal) I've decided to summarize my reading lists into tables as above.