A book a week

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

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.

2011 was always going to be difficult, but I managed to maintain the book-a-week average (plus a few more besides). Reading is quiet and tends not to wake a baby who's asleep in the sling! This year will be different... back to work in March so I don't expect to have as much "free time" (ha!). On the other hand, there's always lunchtimes, and one day baby might even learn to sleep for sensible amounts of time without being held...

A note on dates: I only add a book when I've actually finished it; if it looks like I've read an implausible number of books in a week, it's probably just that I've had several books on the go at once and finished them all in the same week.

WeekBook(s) read
Jan 1 - Jan 7Jo Nesbø, Nemesis
Jan 8 - Jan 14Jo Nesbø, Headhunters
 Jan Mark, Stratford Boys
Jan 15 - Jan 21James Garvey, The Ethics of Climate Change
Jan 22 - Jan 28Caitlin Moran, How to be a Woman
Jan 29 - Feb 4Deborah Jackson, Do Not Disturb: giving our children room to grow
Feb 5 - Feb 11Tracy Chevalier, Girl with a Pearl Earring
Feb 12 - Feb 18Martine McDonagh, I have waited, and you have come
 Kathryn Stockett, The Help
Feb 19 - Feb 25Iain Banks, Complicity
 E. M. Delafield, Diary of a Provincial Lady
Feb 26 - Mar 4Marjane Satrapi, Embroideries
Mar 5 - Mar 11 
Mar 12 - Mar 18Deborah Cameron, The Myth of Mars and Venus: do men and women really speak different languages?
Mar 19 - Mar 25Fritz Müller-Guggenbühl, Swiss-Alpine Folk-Tales
 Diana Wynne Jones, Earwig and the Witch
Mar 26 - Apr 1 
Apr 2 - Apr 8
Apr 9 - Apr 15 
Apr 16 - Apr 22 
Apr 23 - Apr 29Jan Mark (ed.), School Stories
 Elizabeth von Arnim, Elizabeth and her German Garden
Apr 30 - May 6Joanne Harris, Chocolat
May 7 - May 13Pamela Cox, Winter Term at Malory Towers
 Pamela Cox, Fun and Games at Malory Towers
 Pamela Cox, Secrets at Malory Towers
 Pamela Cox, Goodbye Malory Towers
 Jo Nesbø, Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder
May 14 - May 20 
May 21 - May 27George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
May 28 - Jun 3Deborah Harkness, A Discovery of Witches
 Trudi Canavan, The Magicians' Guild
Jun 4 - Jun 10Lisa Shearin, Magic Lost, Trouble Found
Jun 11 - Jun 17Jill Paton Walsh, Torch
Jun 18 - Jun 24Antonia Fraser, Oxford Blood
 Zoë Heller, Notes on a Scandal
Jun 25 - Jul 1 
Jul 2 - Jul 8Michael Morpurgo, The Mozart Question
Jul 9 - Jul 15Philippa Gregory, Fallen Skies
Jul 16 - Jul 22George R. R. Martin, A Clash of Kings
Jul 23 - Jul 29Tim Harford, Dear Undercover Economist
 George R. R. Martin, A Storm of Swords 1: Steel and Snow
Jul 30 - Aug 5George R. R. Martin, A Storm of Swords 2: Blood and Gold
 Edmund Crispin, Love Lies Bleeding
 George R. R. Martin, A Feast for Crows
 Noel Streatfeild, Far to Go
Aug 6 - Aug 12 
Aug 13 - Aug 19George R. R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons 1: Dreams and Dust
 Lisa Shearin, Armed and Magical
 George R. R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons 2: After the Feast
Aug 20 - Aug 26 
Aug 27 - Sep 2Elizabeth Kostova, The Historian
Sep 3 - Sep 9Terry Pratchett, Making Money
Sep 10 - Sep 16 
Sep 17 - Sep 23E. L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey
Sep 24 - Sep 30Nina Bawden, The Witch's Daughter
Oct 1 - Oct 7Brian Aldiss, Greybeard
Oct 8 - Oct 14 
Oct 15 - Oct 21Agatha Christie, Three Act Tragedy
Oct 22 - Oct 28Agatha Christie (Charles Osborne), Black Coffee
Oct 29 - Nov 4 
Nov 5 - Nov 11 
Nov 12 - Nov 18Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night
 Agatha Christie, Murder is Easy
 Dorothy L. Sayers, Murder Must Advertise
Nov 19 - Nov 25Christopher Brookmyre, Jaggy Splinters
 David Thorne, I'll go home then, it's warm and has chairs: the unpublished emails
 Susanna Clarke, The Ladies of Grace Adieu and other stories
Nov 26 - Dec 2Anna Roberts, Summerland
 Ada Leverson, Love's Shadow
Dec 3 - Dec 9P. D. James, Cover Her Face
 P. D. James, Death of an Expert Witness
Dec 10 - Dec 16P. D. James, Unnatural Causes
 P. D. James, The Private Patient
Dec 17 - Dec 23Ruth Rendell, Put On By Cunning
 Dorothy L. Sayers, Have His Carcase
Dec 24 - Dec 31Jonathan Franzen, Freedom
 Marian Keyes, Rachel's Holiday