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2011 Summary - Memorable Books on DorothyL


By Theresa de Valence - Posted on 29 January 2012

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 2011 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 2011
Total number of Best book titles submitted2074
Number of unique titles1279
Number of unique authors787
Books copyright201147%978
201019%395
20097%152
20084%80
2000-200713%264
1970-19997%138
1907-19692%51
20121%16
Total DorothyL maillist recipients at time of posting2900
Number DL members who submitted lists7%189
Female submitters85%160
Male submitters15%29
Female submitters read books written by women 56% of the time
Male submitters read books written by men 64% of the time
FemaleMale
Average # books submitted1110.9
Mode (most common)1010
Maximum # books submitted4787
Minimum # books submitted11

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