A book a week

Target: 100+
Running total:

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.

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

Unfortunately I'd reckoned without 2006 involving, er, moving house. However, we have a 12-month contract at the new place, so this year I really shouldn't have any excuse for not getting back up to speed with the reading.

Owen & I are now on LibraryThing!

Notes to self: Look into Delicious Library; have a go at What Should I Read Next?

WeekBook(s) read
Jan 1 - Jan 7John Buchan, Memory Hold-The-Door
Jan 8 - Jan 14Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49
 Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan, The King's Gift
 Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish
 Poppy Z. Brite, Lost Souls
Jan 15 - Jan 18F. Anstey, A Bayard from Bengal
Jan 19 - Jan 25François Mauriac, The Nest of Vipers
Jan 26 - Feb 1Alf Mac Lochlainn, The Corpus in the Library
 Lemony Snicket, The Miserable Mill
 Lemony Snicket, The Austere Academy
 Lemony Snicket, The Ersatz Elevator
Feb 2 - Feb 8Philip K. Dick, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
 Lemony Snicket, The Vile Village
Feb 9 - Feb 15 
Feb 16 - Feb 22Jacqueline Wilson, The Illustrated Mum
 Norton Juster: The Dot and the Line: a Romance in Lower Mathematics
Feb 23 - Mar 1John Brockman (ed.), What we believe but cannot prove: today's leading thinkers on science in the age of certainty
 Federico Andahazi, The Anatomist
Mar 2 - Mar 8Ryszard Kapuscinski, The Emperor
 Jonathan Coe, 9th & 13th
 Michael Ondaatje, The Collected Works of Billy the Kid
 Bella Bathurst, Special
Mar 9 - Mar 15Don DeLillo, The Body Artist
Mar 16 - Mar 22 
Mar 23 - Mar 29 
Mar 30 - Apr 5Will Self, Grey Area
 Karen Wallace, The Unrivalled Spangles
 Richard Brautigan, In Watermelon Sugar
Apr 6 - Apr 12 
Apr 13 - Apr 19 
Apr 20 - Apr 26 
Apr 27 - May 3Willard Price, My Own Life of Adventure
 Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
May 4 - May 10Lawrence Lessig, Free Culture
 Christopher Brookmyre, A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil
May 11 - May 17Agatha Christie, Elephants Can Remember
 Ira Levin, The Boys From Brazil
 Pam Houston, Cowboys Are My Weakness
May 18 - May 24Charlotte Yonge, The Little Duke
May 25 - May 31 
June 1 - June 7 
June 8 - June 14Midas Dekkers, The Way of All Flesh: A Celebration of Decay
June 15 - June 21 
June 22 - June 28Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
June 29 - July 5Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea
 David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One Day
 Ursula K. Le Guin, The Tombs of Atuan
July 6 - July 12Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore
 Ursula K. Le Guin, Tehanu
July 13 - July 19Terry Eagleton, Saints and Scholars
July 20 - July 26J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
 Ursula K. Le Guin, The Other Wind
July 27 - 2 AugustUrsula K. Le Guin, Tales from Earthsea
 Charlie Higson, Double or Die
3 August - 9 AugustCharlie Higson, Blood Fever
 Graham Greene, The Heart of the Matter
10 August - 16 AugustMark Haddon, A Spot of Bother
 Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys
 Graham Greene, The Third Man / The Fallen Idol
 Jane Solomon, Hotel 167
 Philip Reeve, Mortal Engines
17 August - 23 AugustJacqueline Wilson, The Worry Website
 Graham Greene, Twenty-One Stories
24 August - 30 AugustUrsula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness
 Ursula K. Le Guin, Gifts
31 August - 6 SeptemberIris Murdoch, Under the Net
7 September - 13 September 
14 September - 20 SeptemberPhilip Reeve, Infernal Devices
 Michael Morpurgo, Private Peaceful
 Iris Murdoch, The Bell
21 September - 27 SeptemberIan Rankin, The Black Book
 Brendan Behan, After the Wake
28 September - 4 OctoberRoderick Gordon & Brian Williams, Tunnels
 Lemony Snicket, The Hostile Hospital
 Lemony Snicket, The Carnivorous Carnival
 Lemony Snicket, The Slippery Slope
 Lemony Snicket, The Grim Grotto
5 October - 11 OctoberLemony Snicket, The Penultimate Peril
 Lemony Snicket, The End
12 October - 18 OctoberPhilip Reeve, A Darkling Plain
 Seamus Heaney, Death of a Naturalist
19 October - 25 October 
26 October - 1 NovemberMary Gentle, ASH: A Secret History
 Alain-Fournier, Le Grand Meaulnes
 Herman Hesse, Wandering
 Leslie Charteris, The Saint in Miami
2 November - 8 NovemberGabriel García Márquez, No One Writes to the Colonel
9 November - 16 November 
17 November - 23 NovemberOlaf Stapledon, Star Maker
24 November - 30 NovemberHellen Keller, My Key of Life
 Mike Carey, The Devil You Know
 Meg Rosoff, How I Live Now
1 December - 7 December 
8 December - 14 December 
15 December - 21 December 
22 December - 28 DecemberSigrid Undset, Kristin Lavransdatter
 Virginia Woolf, Monday or Tuesday
 Ruth Jolly & Adrienne Fitzpatrick (eds.), The Chalet School Christmas Story Book
 Neil Gaiman, Stardust