Re: Annual Counting of the Tomes 2021

From: Reconciliation Office

To: Budget and Planning

Re: Annual Counting of the Tomes; 2021

To whom it may concern,
The raw data on books read in 2021 is included below. First quarter (Q1) was rough with a total tome count of 2. Second quarter (Q2) showed steady, positive increase to around 75% of Q2-2019. Q3 and early Q4 matched 2019. Projections at the end of Q2 triggered resetting productivity goals to a total of 12 to aid recovery. Goals met in early Q3 reduced stress, allowing staff opportunity to exceed expectations. Holiday, covid surge, and weather impacts stalled Q4 recovery efforts. Full analysis forth coming. Italicized items caused spikes in productivity on all levels.

Q1 Jan-March:
1)Name of the Wind; Rothfuss; Fantasy
2)Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Thief; Leblanc; Mystery

Q2 Apr-Jun:
3)Tower of Swallows (Witcher #4); Sapkoski; Fantasy
4)Lady of the Lake (Witcher #5); Sapkoski; Fantasy
5)The Daughter of Time; Tey; Mystery
6)Fugitive Telemetry (Murderbot 5); Wells; Science Fiction
7)English Country House Murders (Short Stories); Godfrey (editor); Mystery
8)Song of Achilles; Miller; Fiction
9)The Agitators; Wickenden; US History

Q3 July-Sept:
10)Season of Storms (Witcher #6); Sapkowski; Fantasy
11)The Odyssey; Homer; Wilson (translator); Fiction
12)Skyward; Sanderson; Science Fiction
13)Starsight (Skyward #2); Sanderson; Science Fiction
14)Troubled Blood (Cormoran Strike #5); Galbraith; Mystery
15)Outlawed; Anna Norton; Fiction
16)Bedknob & Broomstick; Mary Norton; Mid-Reader (problematic)
17)Project Hail Mary; Weir; Science Fiction
18)Elric at the End of Time (Elric #? seriously, even Moorcock doesn’t know the timeline); Moorcock; Fantasy
19)Arsenic & Adobo (Tita Rosie #1); Manasala; Mystery
20)Gods of Jade & Shadow; Moreno-Garcia; Fantasy
21)A Psalm For The Wild-Built; Chambers; Science Fiction
22)The Only Good Indians; Graham-Jones; Horror

Q4 Oct-Dec:
23)Halloween Party (Poirot #37); Christie; Mystery
24)Mrs. McGinty’s Dead (Poirot #28); Christie; Mystery
25)An Elderly Lady is up to No Good (Short Stories); Tursten; Mystery
26)After the Funeral (Poirot #29); Christie; Mystery
27)An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed (Short Stories); Tursten; Mystery
28)Detective Inspector Huss; Tursten; Mystery
29)The Honjin Murders; Yokomizo; Mystery
30)Mexican Gothic; Moreno-Garcia; Gothic (currently in the freezer)

Year End Total: 30

Hoping you are well!

Rec Office


2021: My Year in Books

No one reads the same book. For a complete list, see Memo from Reconciliation Office RE: Annual Counting of the Tomes.