A book a week

Target: 100+
Running total: (fiction: , non-fiction: )
Ebooks:
Week: 52

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.

Last year saw a slight increase on the previous year, but that was partly because of discovering both P. D. James and Patrick O'Brian, and possibly because of reading more ebooks (not so much because they're more portable, as because they're downloadable at times when I wouldn't otherwise have a book with me or be able to buy one).

This year I have a short list of books I'd like to make sure I read (though I'll still probably mostly be guided by whim and happenstance and the recommendations of friends):

The last two were Christmas presents, so I really have to read them this year, though I think I still have a couple I haven't read from last Christmas's presents... I also got a book subscription as a Christmas present from Owen this year, so I'll be reading the monthly books (modern fiction) from that as well. Should keep me busy!


WeekBook(s) read
Jan 1 - Jan 7 
Jan 8 - Jan 14P. D. James, A Taste for Death
Jan 15 - Jan 21 
Jan 22 - Jan 28Bunmi Laditan, The Honest Toddler: a child's guide to parenting
 Maggie O'Farrell, Instructions for a Heatwave
Jan 29 - Feb 4
Feb 5 - Feb 11C. S. Forester, Mr Midshipman Hornblower
 Philippa Gregory, Earthly Joys
Feb 12 - Feb 18Helene Hanff, 84 Charing Cross Road / The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street
 Alison Uttley, Lavender Shoes: Eight Tales of Enchantment
Feb 19 - Feb 25
Feb 26 - Mar 4
Mar 5 - Mar 11Nikolay Gogol, The Overcoat
 Primo Levi, The Drowned and the Saved
Mar 12 - Mar 18
Mar 19 - Mar 25
Mar 26 - Apr 1Beatrix Potter, The Fairy Caravan
Apr 2 - Apr 8
Apr 9 - Apr 15Agatha Christie, Problem at Pollensa Bay
Apr 16 - Apr 22Dorothy L. Sayers, Are Women Human?
Apr 23 - Apr 29Sarah Dunant, Blood and Beauty
Apr 30 - May 6Esther Freud, Hideous Kinky
May 7 - May 13Jessica Pine, Rock 'n' Roll Girlfriend
May 14 - May 20Kathleen Tessaro, The Perfume Collector
 Ben Aaronovitch, Whispers Underground
 Tamora Pierce, Tortall and Other Lands: a collection of tales
 Susan Hill, The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read
 Susan Scarlett (Noel Streatfeild), Ten Way Street
May 21 - May 27Ben Aaronovitch, Whispers Under Ground
Ben Aaronovitch, Rivers of London
Ben Aaronovitch, Moon Over Soho
May 28 - Jun 3Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Jun 4 - Jun 10Robert Lee Hall, Exit Sherlock Holmes
Jun 11 - Jun 17Ben Aaronovitch, Broken Homes
 Rick Gekowski, Outside of a Dog: a bibliomemoir
Jun 18 - Jun 24Louis Golding, Adventures in Living Dangerously
Jun 25 - Jul 1
Jul 2 - Jul 8Evelyn Waugh, Work Suspended and other stories
Jul 9 - Jul 15
Jul 16 - Jul 22
Jul 23 - Jul 29
Jul 30 - Aug 5James Herriot, Every Living Thing
Aug 6 - Aug 12 
Aug 13 - Aug 19Jessica Pine, Rock 'n' Roll Girlfriend
Aug 20 - Aug 26Evelyn Waugh, The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold
Aug 27 - Sep 2Dossie Easton & Janet W. Hardy, The New Topping Book
Sep 3 - Sep 9Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time
Sep 10 - Sep 16Noel Streatfeild, Ballet Shoes for Anna
Sep 17 - Sep 23Italo Calvino, Mr Palomar
Sep 24 - Sep 30Steven Brust, My Own Kind of Freedom: A Firefly Novel
Oct 1 - Oct 7Joss Whedon / Brett Matthews, Serenity: Those Left Behind
Oct 8 - Oct 14Zack Whedon / Georges Jeanty, Serenity: Leaves on the Wind
Oct 15 - Oct 21 
Oct 22 - Oct 28 
Oct 29 - Nov 4Joss Whedon et al, Serenity: Better Days and other stories
Nov 5 - Nov 11
Nov 12 - Nov 18
Nov 19 - Nov 25Zack Whedon / Chris Samnee, Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale
Nov 26 - Dec 2 
Dec 3 - Dec 9 
Dec 10 - Dec 16Michael Chabon, Maps & Legends: reading and writing along the borderlands
 Dossie Easton & Janet Hardy, The Ethical Slut: a practical guide to polyamory, open relationships and other adventures
Dec 17 - Dec 23Jonathan Meades, Filthy English
 J. D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey
 Stephanie Milton et al., Minecraft: The official beginner's handbook
 Peter Dickinson, A Bone from a Dry Sea
Dec 24 - Dec 30David Nicholls, Starter for Ten
 Avery Aames, Lost and Fondue
 Ursula K. Le Guin, The Word for World is Forest
 George R. R. Martin, Dying of the Light
 Vikram Seth, Beastly Tales
 Haruki Murakami, After the Quake
 Stephin Merritt, 100 two-letter words
 Jenny Offill, Dept. of Speculation
 E. F. Benson, Queen Lucia