A book a week

Several years ago I decided that I would do my utmost to read a book a week, because I felt like I was getting out of the habit of reading new things and I thought that having a goal to aim for would help. The effort paid off, and it's something I've kept up (off and on) ever since -- it encourages me to read more widely, and it helps me to justify to myself the vast quantities of books that I buy.

2005's reading underperformed quite spectacularly due to (among other things) moving house. But 2006 will be better!

Notes to self: Look into cataloguing books with LibraryThing or Delicious Library; have a go at What Should I Read Next?


WeekBook(s) read
Jan 1 - Jan 7Tamora Pierce, Trickster's Queen
Jan 8 - Jan 14Doris Lessing, Memoirs of a Survivor
Jan 15 - Jan 21Julie Burchill, Sugar Rush
Jan 22 - Jan 28Italo Calvino, Under the Jaguar Sun
Jan 29 - Feb 4Keri Hulme, The Bone People
Feb 5 - Feb 11David Mamet / Lindsay Crouse, The Owl
Feb 12 - Feb 18John Gray, Heresies
Feb 19 - Feb 25Terry Eagleton, The Gatekeeper
Feb 26 - Mar 4 
Mar 5 - Mar 11Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections
 William Arden, The Mystery of the Shrinking House [Alfred Hitchcock: Three Investigators]
 M. V. Carey, The Mystery of the Flaming Footprints [Alfred Hitchcock: Three Investigators]
Mar 12 - Mar 18Stella Gibbons, Cold Comfort Farm
Mar 19 - Mar 25Dorita F. Bruce, Dimsie Moves Up Again
Mar 26 - Apr 1Anne Fine, Madame Doubtfire
Apr 2 - Apr 8 
Apr 9 - 15 
Apr 16 - 22Matthew Lewis, The Monk
 Christopher Brookmyre, One Fine Day In The Middle Of The Night
Apr 23 - 29Michael Frayn, The Tin Men
 Isabel Colegate, A Glimpse of Sion's Glory
Apr 30 - May 6Iris Murdoch, A Severed Head
May 7 - May 13 
May 14 - May 20 
May 21 - 27 
May 28 - Jun 3 
Jun 4 - Jun 10Miles Kington, Moreover, too
Jun 11 - Jun 17Iris Murdoch, The Sandcastle
Jun 18 - Jun 24Anthony Burgess, The End of the World News
Jun 25 - Jul 1Mary Cadogan, Chin up chest out, Jemima!
Jul 2 - Jul 8Philippe Vasset, ScriptGenerator©®™
 Mrs Molesworth, Hoodie
Jul 9 - Jul 15Betsy Byars, The Summer of the Swans
Jul 16 - Jul 22Jean Echenoz, Piano
Jul 23 - Jul 29Daniel Pennac, Reads Like A Novel
Jul 30 - Aug 5John Buchan, The Thirty-Nine Steps
 John Buchan, Greenmantle
Aug 6 - Aug 12John Buchan, Mr Standfast
 John Buchan, The Three Hostages
 John Buchan, The Island of Sheep
 Dorita Fairlie Bruce, Dimsie Goes to School
Aug 13 - Aug 19
Aug 20 - Aug 26Nicholson Baker, Room Temperature
 Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle
Aug 27 - Sep 2 
Sep 3 - Sep 9Mireille Guiliano, French Women Don't Get Fat
Sep 10 - Sep 16Rumer Godden, The Diddakoi
Sep 17 - Sep 23Michael Frayn, A Very Private Life
Sep 24 - Sep 30;Terry Eagleton, After Theory
Oct 1 - Oct 7Angela Brazil, A Popular Schoolgirl
 Agatha Christie, Towards Zero
 H.D., Bid Me To Live
 Elizabeth Goudge, Linnets and Valerians
Oct 8 - Oct 14 
Oct 15 - Oct 21Edmund Crispin, The Moving Toyshop
Oct 22 - Oct 28 
Oct 29 - Nov 4 
Nov 5 - Nov 11Henry Hitchings, Dr Johnson's Dictionary: The Extraordinary Story of the Book That Defined the World
 Anthony Bourdain, Typhoid Mary
Nov 12 - Nov 18Keith Waterhouse, Billy Liar
Nov 19 - Nov 25Ian Fleming, Diamonds Are Forever
Nov 26 - Dec 2 
Dec 3 - Dec 9 
Dec 10 - Dec 16 
Dec 17 - Dec 23Peter Ackroyd, The Great Fire of London
Dec 24 - Dec 30