July 2nd, 2020


Inspired by a Reddit discussion

I just sorted my “books I own” shelf on Goodreads by date published, and while this admittedly only accounts for books I’ve read, I’m pretty sure it’s accurate regardless given that I buy all my books secondhand.

Turns out the newest book is an early-2019 novel that is a rare instance of me buying new…but otherwise the publication year starts at 2017, of which there are exactly two before it jumps back to 2016.

And then because I was curious, I counted up how many 2010s-published books are on the list: 62. Now, I definitely own more early-2010s books that I haven't read, but for simplicity's sake, just counting those, I made a fun little chart of where they came from.

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