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2010 Summary - Best of DorothyL


By Theresa de Valence - Posted on 05 February 2011

From December through February, 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 2010 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.

Summary of Best Books from DorothyL for 2010
Total number of Best book titles submitted1546
Number of unique titles921
Number of unique authors603
Books copyright201051%787
200919%289
20088%118
2000-200715%230
1970-19996%91
1878-19692%26
20110%5
Total DorothyL maillist recipients at time of posting3065
Number DL members who submitted lists4%123
Female submitters89%110
Male submitters11%13
Female submitters read books written by women 55% of the time
Male submitters read books written by men 67% of the time
FemaleMale
Average # books submitted12.810.9
Mode (most common)1010
Maximum # books submitted4323
Minimum # books submitted14

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