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2013 Summary - Memorable Books on DorothyL


By Theresa de Valence - Posted on 27 February 2014

From December through mid-January, readers of DorothyL listserv posted their favourite books read (for the first time) during the prior year to the DorothyL list. The summary of submissions is below, see the 2013 lists for details.

In 2007, I also asked a number of questions of submitters. If you're as curious as I was about the people who make up the DorothyL member list, look at the 2007 Summary.

Total number of Best book titles submitted1784
Number of titles by DL authors11%196
Number of unique titles66%1183
Number of unique titles by DL authors9%105
Number of unique titles © current year33%388
Number of unique authors744
Number of unique DL authors8%57
Books copyright201347%847
201218%319
20116%104
20104%63
20093%48
2000-200810%175
1960-199910%175
1868-19593%46
20140%7
Total DorothyL maillist recipients at time of posting2870
Number DL members who submitted lists5%140
Female submitters88%123
Male submitters12%17
Female submitters read books written by women 57.9% of the time
Male submitters read books written by men 61.9% of the time
FemaleMale
Average # books submitted12.713.0
Mode (most common)1010
Maximum # books submitted5455
Minimum # books submitted12

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