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2012 Summary - Memorable Books on DorothyL


By Theresa de Valence - Posted on 10 February 2013

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 2012 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 2012
Total number of Best book titles submitted1628
Number of unique titles69%1131
Number of titles by DL authors9%152
Number of unique authors46%746
Number of unique authors © current year56%427
Books copyright201246%757
201120%319
20108%128
20094%62
20083%45
2000-200711%176
1970-19996%97
1860-19692%38
20130%6
Total DorothyL maillist recipients at time of posting2900
Number DL members who submitted lists5%147
Female submitters88%130
Male submitters12%17
Female submitters read books written by women 59% of the time
Male submitters read books written by men 64% of the time
FemaleMale
Average # books submitted10.912
Mode (most common)101
Maximum # books submitted8258
Minimum # books submitted11

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