An interesting coincidence

On Friday, I mentioned that I don’t seem to read much in the month of July and in fact, pointed to only 4 books that I read in this part of July over the last 13 years or so. Well, I noticed an interesting coincidence involving those books that I have read in July: they all seem to be long books:

  • Executive Orders (476,700 words)
  • Truman (460,300 words)
  • Shogun (537,600 words)

And now, of course, The Count of Monte Cristo at 483,000 words.

So, although I don’t read a lot of books in July, those that I have read all seems to be among the longest books that I’ve ever read. Weird.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.