A book a week

Target: 100+
Running total: (fiction: , non-fiction: )
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.

2009 was a good year for reading despite not only moving house but also getting married. I won't be doing either of those things again this year. :-)


WeekBook(s) read
Jan 1 - Jan 7Jane Shaw, Bernese Adventure
Jan 8 - Jan 14 
Jan 15 - Jan 21Mike Carey, The Naming of the Beasts
 Charlie Brooker, The Hell of it All
 Julian Baggini, Complaint
Jan 22 - Jan 28Various authors, Ox-Tales: Earth
 Various authors, Ox-Tales: Air
Jan 29 - Feb 4Various authors, Ox-Tales: Fire
Feb 5 - Feb 11Rudyard Kipling, Many Inventions
Feb 12 - Feb 18Various authors, Ox-Tales: Water
 Stephenie Meyer, Twilight
Feb 19 - Feb 25Kathleen Tynan, Agatha
Feb 26 - Mar 4Pamela Cox, New Term at Malory Towers
 Max Siegel, Barbara
Mar 5 - Mar 11Tamora Pierce, The Will of the Empress
 Glyn Daniel, The Cambridge Murders
Mar 12 - Mar 18Andrey Kurkov, Death and the Penguin
Mar 19 - Mar 25Alan Garner, Thursbitch
Mar 26 - Apr 1Susan Scarlett (Noel Streatfeild), Pirouette
Apr 2 - Apr 8Alan Garner, Strandloper
Apr 9 - Apr 15 
Apr 16 - Apr 22Christopher McDougall, Born to Run: The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
 David Nicholls, One Day
Apr 23 - Apr 29Anne Digby, Boy Trouble at Trebizon
Apr 30 - May 6Stephenie Meyer, New Moon
May 7 - May 13Pamela Cox, Summer Term at Malory Towers
May 14 - May 20 
May 21 - May 27Tim Harford, The Undercover Economist
May 28 - Jun 3China Miéville, The City and the City
Jun 4 - Jun 10 
Jun 11 - Jun 17Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö, Roseanna
 Alice Thomas Ellis, The Clothes in the Wardrobe
 Charles Elliott, More Papers from the Potting Shed
Jun 18 - Jun 24Iris Murdoch, Something Special
 Alan Ryan, Liberal Anxieties & Liberal Education
Jun 25 - Jul 1Olive Higgins Prouty, Now, Voyager
 Patricia Duncker, The Deadly Space Between
 Thomas de Zengotita, Mediated: how the media shape your world
 Alexandre Dumas fils, La Dame aux Camélias
Jul 2 - Jul 8Sarah Waters, Affinity
 Susan Hill, Howard's End is on the Landing
Jul 9 - Jul 15Agatha Christie, While the Light Lasts
Jul 16 - Jul 22Vita Sackville-West, The Edwardians
Jul 23 - Jul 29Daniel Davies, The Isle of Dogs
 Alice Thomas Ellis, The Birds of the Air
 Alan Burgess, The Small Woman: Gladys Aylward
Jul 30 - Aug 5 
Aug 6 - Aug 12 
Aug 13 - Aug 19Michael Marland (ed.), Short Stories for Today
Aug 20 - Aug 26David Eagleman, Sum: Tales from the afterlives
 Don DeLillo, White Noise
 Agatha Christie, The Man in the Brown Suit
 Robert Cormier, Fade
Aug 27 - Sep 2Gilbert Adair, A Mysterious Affair of Style
Sep 3 - Sep 9Jeanette Winterson, Tanglewreck
Sep 10 - Sep 16 
Sep 17 - Sep 23 
Sep 24 - Sep 30 
Oct 1 - Oct 7Ian Fleming, The Spy Who Loved Me
Oct 8 - Oct 14Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Oct 15 - Oct 21Stephenie Meyer, Eclipse
 Various authors, Best SF two : science fiction stories
Oct 22 - Oct 28Christopher Brookmyre, All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses An Eye
Oct 29 - Nov 4James Hilton, Good-bye, Mr. Chips
Nov 5 - Nov 11Mary Warnock, Making Babies: is there a right to have children?
 Penelope Farmer, Charlotte Sometimes
Nov 12 - Nov 18Richard Wiseman, 59 Seconds: Think a little, change a lot
Nov 19 - Nov 25Christine Chaundler, A Disgrace to the Fourth
Nov 26 - Dec 2Peter Høeg, Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow
 Zoe Williams, Bring It On, Baby
Dec 3 - Dec 9 
Dec 10 - Dec 16Daniel Levitin, This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
Dec 17 - Dec 23Michael Frayn, Towards the End of the Morning
 Cory Doctorow, Little Brother
 Ianthe Brautigan, You Can't Catch Death: a daughter's memoir
Dec 24 - Dec 30Tanya Huff, Blood Price