Out of a Hundred (Or, How to Fling Shit with the Monkey)
The New York Times has their 100 Notable Books of 2005 up. Out of the entire list, I've read one book, Haruki Murakami's Kafka on the Shore, and I own a second, which is Salman Rushdie's Shalimar the Clown. I also saw Jared Diamond speak about his new book, but I didn't buy it; still, I suppose that counts as a third. So: out of the 100 Notable Books that the New York Times have noticed and deemed worthy, I have read one, own a second, and saw another author speak.
The New York Times and their notable lists are just useless. I'd hate to have my yearly reading represented as anything but a minority on it.