A book a week

2005

2005's New Year's Resolutions included the vague but enthusiastic resolution to "Read more books". This means that at the very least I wanted to exceed last year's total of 113; I was actually aiming for 200.

What with moving house (at least, that's one excuse) I didn't get anywhere near 200, though I still averaged over a book a week. I did, however, succeed in my resolution to read more non-fiction, managing a grand total of 13 (or 14, if you count Mensonge) as against 2004's 11.

WeekBook(s) read 
Jan 1 - Jan 7 Angela Carter, Sea-Cat and Dragon King[DETAILS]
 Stephen Poole, Trigger Happy[DETAILS]
 Nicholson Baker, Vox[DETAILS]
 Michael Cunningham, The Hours[DETAILS]
Jan 8 - Jan 14 Barbara Pym, A Glass of Blessings[DETAILS]
 Lauren Slater, Welcome to My Country: a therapist's memoir of madness[DETAILS]
 T. S. Eliot, What Is A Classic?[DETAILS]
 Dan Rhodes, Anthropology[DETAILS]
Jan 15 - Jan 21 Nicholson Baker, The Everlasting Story of Nory[DETAILS]
 Thomas de Quincey, Ann of Oxford Street [from "Confessions of an English Opium Eater"][DETAILS]
 Philibert Schogt, The Wild Numbers[DETAILS]
 Mitch Albom, Five People You Meet In Heaven[DETAILS]
 Iris Murdoch, The Italian Girl[DETAILS]
Jan 22 - Jan 28 Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time[DETAILS]
 Herman Hesse, Narziss and Goldmund[DETAILS]
 Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl[DETAILS]
 Margaret Wertheim, The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: a history of space from Dante to the Internet[DETAILS]
 Marthe Blau, Submission[DETAILS]
Jan 29 - Feb 4Harold Bloom, How to Read and Why[DETAILS]
Feb 5 - Feb 11Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities[DETAILS]
Feb 12 - Feb 18Raymond Radiguet, The Devil in the Flesh[DETAILS]
 Helen Zahavi, Dirty Weekend[DETAILS]
 Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis: the story of a childhood[DETAILS]
 Dorothy Baker, Trio[DETAILS]
Feb 19 - Feb 25Chuck Palahniuk, Choke[DETAILS]
Feb 26 - Mar 4Alan Moore / Dave Gibbons, Watchmen[DETAILS]
 Christopher Timothy, Vet Behind the Ears[DETAILS]
 Jean Cocteau, Les Enfants Terribles[DETAILS]
Mar 5 - Mar 11Nicholas Otty, Learner Teacher[DETAILS]
 Roald Dahl, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar[DETAILS]
Mar 12 - Mar 18Alan Sillitoe, The General[DETAILS]
Mar 19 - Mar 25Tamora Pierce, Trickster's Choice[DETAILS]
 Martin Amis, Time's Arrow[DETAILS]
Mar 26 - Apr 1  
Apr 2 - Apr 8  
Apr 9 - Apr 15Elena Lappin, The Nose[DETAILS]
 Gwen Edelman, War Story[DETAILS]
 Adam Sweeting, Cover Versions: singing other people's songs[DETAILS]
Apr 16 - Apr 22Nick Hornby (ed.), Speaking With The Angel[DETAILS]
 Alessandro Boffa, You're An Animal, Viskovitz![DETAILS]
 Elizabeth Smart, By Grand Central Station I Sat Down And Wept[DETAILS]
Apr 23 - Apr 29David Harel, Computers Ltd: What they really can't do[DETAILS]
Apr 30 - May 6Bohumil Hrabal, Too Loud a Solitude[DETAILS]
May 7 - May 13Dr Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat[DETAILS]
 Daniel Handler, Watch Your Mouth[DETAILS]
May 14 - May 20Elsie J. Oxenham, The Abbey Girls[DETAILS]
May 21 - May 27Roddy Lumsden & Stephen Troussé (eds.) The message: crossing the tracks between poetry and pop[DETAILS]
 Herman Hesse, Klingsor's Last Summer[DETAILS]
May 28 - Jun 3Marie Darrieussecq, Pig Tales[DETAILS]
Jun 4 - Jun 10John Aizlewood (ed.), Love is the Drug: living as a pop fan[DETAILS]
 Veronica Stallwood, Oxford Double[DETAILS]
 Will Self, Cock and Bull[DETAILS]
Jun 11 - Jun 17Ian Pears, An Instance of the Fingerpost[DETAILS]
Jun 18 - Jun 24Stephen King, Salem's Lot[DETAILS]
Jun 25 - Jul 1Carolyn Keene, The Secret of the Old Clock[DETAILS]
Jul 2 - Jul 8Philippa Gregory, The Other Boleyn Girl[DETAILS]
Jul 9 - 15 [DETAILS]
Jul 16 - 22 [DETAILS]
Jul 23 - 29 [DETAILS]
Jul 30 - Aug 5 [DETAILS]
Aug 6 - 12E. F. Benson, As We Were: A Victorian peep-show[DETAILS]
Aug 13 - 19Jonathan Coe, The Rotter's Club[DETAILS]
 Sarah Waters, Fingersmith[DETAILS]
Aug 20 - 26Josephine Tey, Miss Pym Disposes[DETAILS]
Aug 27 - Sep 2J. M. Coetzee, In the Heart of the Country[DETAILS]
 Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin[DETAILS]
 Angela Brazil, Loyal to the School[DETAILS]
 Angela Brazil, A Fourth Form Friendship[DETAILS]
Sep 3 - 9 [DETAILS]
Sep 10 - 16 [DETAILS]
Sep 17 - 23 [DETAILS]
Sep 24 - 30Terry Pratchett, Night Watch[DETAILS]
Oct 1 - 7Terry Pratchett, The Truth[DETAILS]
Oct 8 - 14Christopher Brookmyre, Be My Enemy[DETAILS]
Oct 15 - 21 [DETAILS]
Oct 22 - 28Malcolm Bradbury, Mensonge[DETAILS]
 Leslie Charteris, X Esquire[DETAILS]
 Leslie Charteris, The Bandit[DETAILS]
Oct 29 - Nov 4 [DETAILS]
Nov 5 - Nov 11G. K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday[DETAILS]
Nov 12 - Nov 18Iris Murdoch, A Severed Head[DETAILS]
Nov 19 - Nov 25Carl Hiaasen, Skintight[DETAILS]
Nov 26 - Dec 2 [DETAILS]
Dec 3 - Dec 9Nicholas Griffin, The House of Sight and Shadow[DETAILS]
Dec 10 - Dec 16Herman Hesse, Knulp[DETAILS]
Dec 17 - Dec 23Laurent Graff, Happy Days[DETAILS]
Dec 24 - Dec 30Margaret Atwood, Surfacing[DETAILS]