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.

2012 saw me dividing my time between work (4 days a week) and toddler-wrangling (every other hour available). Despite this, I managed to fit in quite a lot of books. This year shouldn't be any more difficult!

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 7Sean Hughes, It's What He Would Have Wanted
 Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods
 P. D. James, Death Comes to Pemberley
 P. D. James, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman
Jan 8 - Jan 14P. D. James, Innocent Blood
 P. D. James, The Skull Beneath the Skin
 Lemony Snicket, Who Could That Be At This Hour?
 P. D. James, The Murder Room
Jan 15 - Jan 21P. D. James, The Black Tower
 Alan Garner, The Stone Book Quartet
Jan 22 - Jan 28Michael Innes, Operation Pax
Jan 29 - Feb 4 
Feb 5 - Feb 11Agatha Christie, The Big Four
Feb 12 - Feb 18P. D. James, Devices and Desires
Feb 19 - Feb 25
Feb 26 - Mar 4Chuck Palahniuk, Non-Fiction
Mar 5 - Mar 11Agatha Christie, Detectives
 Barbara Pym, Some Tame Gazelle
Mar 12 - Mar 18 
Mar 19 - Mar 25 
Mar 26 - Apr 1Alan Jacobs, The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction
 Meg Rosoff, Just in Case
 P. D. James, A Certain Justice
Apr 2 - Apr 8Hanif Kureishi, The Word and the Bomb
 P. D. James, Death in Holy Orders
 Charlie Higson, By Royal Command
Apr 9 - Apr 15
Apr 16 - Apr 22Tove Jansson, The True Deceiver
Apr 23 - Apr 29
Apr 30 - May 6
May 7 - May 13
May 14 - May 20Deborah Harkness, Shadow of Night
May 21 - May 27Chris Brookmyre, Where the Bodies are Buried
May 28 - Jun 3Various authors, I'm with the bears: short stories from a damaged planet
Jun 4 - Jun 10Bernhard Schlink, The Reader
Jun 11 - Jun 17P. G. Wodehouse, My Man Jeeves
 Siri Hustvedt, What I Loved
Jun 18 - Jun 24Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
 Jo Nesbø, Phantom
Jun 25 - Jul 1 
Jul 2 - Jul 8Jerome K. Jerome, The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow
Jul 9 - Jul 15Geoffrey Household, Rogue Male
Jul 16 - Jul 22 
Jul 23 - Jul 29John Buchan, Huntingtower
 Jeanette Winterson, The Daylight Gate
Jul 30 - Aug 5G. K. Chesterton, The Complete Father Brown Mysteries
Aug 6 - Aug 12Frank Cottrell Boyce, Cosmic
Aug 13 - Aug 19Anonymous, The Pearl
 Andrew Lane, Young Sherlock Holmes: Death Cloud
 Alexander McCall Smith, Precious and the Monkeys
Aug 20 - Aug 26 
Aug 27 - Sep 2Patrick O'Brian, Master and Commander
Sep 3 - Sep 9
Sep 10 - Sep 16Kevin Crossley-Holland, Outsiders
 P. D. James, Original Sin
Sep 17 - Sep 23
Sep 24 - Sep 30Patrick O'Brian, Post Captain
 Patrick O'Brian, H.M.S. Surprise
Oct 1 - Oct 7Stephen King, On Writing
Oct 8 - Oct 14Patrick O'Brian, The Mauritius Command
 Patrick O'Brian, Desolation Island
Oct 15 - Oct 21Patrick O'Brian, The Fortune of War
Oct 22 - Oct 28Patrick O'Brian, The Ionian Mission
Oct 29 - Nov 4Patrick O'Brian, Treason's Harbour
 Patrick O'Brian, The Far Side of the World
Nov 5 - Nov 11Patrick O'Brian, The Reverse of the Medal
 Patrick O'Brian, The Letter of Marque
 Patrick O'Brian, The Thirteen Gun Salute
 Patrick O'Brian, The Nutmeg of Consolation
Nov 12 - Nov 18Patrick O'Brian, Clarissa Oakes
 Patrick O'Brian, The Wine-Dark Sea
 Patrick O'Brian, The Commodore
 Patrick O'Brian, The Yellow Admiral
 Patrick O'Brian, The Hundred Days
Nov 19 - Nov 25Patrick O'Brian, Blue at the Mizzen
 P. D. James, A Mind to Murder
 P. D. James, Shroud for a Nightingale
Nov 26 - Dec 2Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna
 Philippa Gregory, Virgin Earth
Dec 3 - Dec 9Jessica Pine, Just a Small Town Girl
Dec 10 - Dec 16Jessica Pine, Held
Dec 17 - Dec 23P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves and the Yule-Tide Spirit
Dec 24 - Dec 31