A book a week

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

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.

So last year, for the first time in a decade I failed to average even a book a week, and didn't read Underworld (though I did start it, again, and got some way through it, again).

I suspect the times when I "don't have time to read" are the times when I most need to make time to read. This year I'm going to kick the Candy Crush habit and hope that that frees up more time for reading.

WeekBook(s) read
Jan 1 - Jan 7Robert Galbraith, The Silkworm
 Dan Rhodes, When the Professor got Stuck in the Snow
 George Orwell, Books v. Cigarettes
Jan 8 - Jan 14Kate Thompson, The New Policeman
 Toon Tellegen, The Day No One Was Angry
 Robin Stevens, Murder Most Unladylike
Jan 15 - Jan 21Frances Hardinge, The Lie Tree
Jan 22 - Jan 28Frances Hardinge, Fly by Night
 Tristan Taormino, Opening Up
 Frances Hardinge, Verdigris Deep
Jan 29 - Feb 4Alison Uttley, A Traveller in Time
Feb 5 - Feb 11Robert Galbraith, Career of Evil
 T. Kingfisher, The Raven and the Reindeer
Feb 12 - Feb 18Emily Oster, Expecting Better
 Mary Hoffman (ed.), Daughters of Time: an anthology from The History Girls
Feb 19 - Feb 25 
Feb 26 - Mar 4 
Mar 5 - Mar 11 
Mar 12 - Mar 18Randall Munroe, What If?
Mar 19 - Mar 25 
Mar 26 - Apr 1Frances Hardinge, Cuckoo Song
Apr 2 - Apr 8Frances Hardinge, Gullstruck Island
Apr 9 - Apr 15Jo Nesbø, Cockroaches
Apr 16 - Apr 22 
Apr 23 - Apr 29 
Apr 30 - May 6 
May 7 - May 13 
May 14 - May 20 
May 21 - May 27 
May 28 - Jun 3Siobhan Dowd, The London Eye Mystery
Jun 4 - Jun 10 
Jun 11 - Jun 17Philip Reeve, Here Lies Arthur
Jun 18 - Jun 24David Ferry, Gilgamesh
Jun 25 - Jul 1Neil Gaiman, Odd and the Frost Giants
 Charles Stross, Halting State
Jul 2 - Jul 8Various authors, OxCrimes
 S. F. Said, Phoenix
Jul 9 - Jul 15 
Jul 16 - Jul 22 
Jul 23 - Jul 29 
Jul 30 - Aug 5Hunter Davis (ed.), I knew Daisy Smuten
Aug 6 - Aug 12Laura Ingalls Wilder, Little House in the Big Woods
Aug 13 - Aug 19 
Aug 20 - Aug 26Daniel Heath Justice, Badger
Aug 27 - Sep 2Noel Streatfeild, Theatre Shoes
Sep 3 - Sep 9Naomi Novik, Temeraire
Sep 10 - Sep 16Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor and Park
Sep 17 - Sep 23Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus
 Various authors, Noisy Outlaws, Unfriendly Blobs, and Some Other Things That Aren't as Scary, Maybe, Depending on How You Feel About Lost Lands, Stray Cellphones, Creatures from the Sky, Parents Who Disappear in Peru, a Man Named Lars Farf, and One Other Story We Couldn't Quite Finish, So Maybe You Could Help Us Out
 Sara Gruen, Water For Elephants
 Ruth Manning-Sanders, Stories from the English and Scottish Ballads
 Lindsay Ashford, The Mysterious Death of Miss Austen
Sep 24 - Sep 30Tamora Pierce, Battle Magic
Oct 1 - Oct 7 
Oct 8 - Oct 14Sophie Hannah, The Monogram Murders
 Noel Streatfeild, Dancing Shoes
 Meg Rosoff, How I Was
 Noel Streatfeild, Tennis Shoes
Oct 15 - Oct 21Jo Nesbø, Police
Oct 22 - Oct 28Anna Roberts, The Wolf Witch
 Diana Wynne Jones, Archer's Goon
Oct 29 - Nov 4Anna Roberts, Isle of Spirits
 Anna Roberts, Full Fathom Five
Nov 5 - Nov 11 
Nov 12 - Nov 18 
Nov 19 - Nov 25Harry G. Frankfurt, On Bullshit
Nov 26 - Dec 2 
Dec 3 - Dec 9 
Dec 10 - Dec 16Joan Aiken & Quentin Blake, The Winter Sleepwalker
Dec 17 - Dec 23Jordan Stratford, The Case of the Missing Moonstone
 Philip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre, Cakes in Space
Dec 24 - Dec 31Edmund Crispin, Swan Song
 U. A. Fanthorpe, Christmas Poems
 Dana Simpson, Phoebe and her Unicorn