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.

Last year I completely failed to reach my target as it turns out solo parenting a 6-year-old and a 1-year-old while also working three days a week doesn't leave much time for anything else. I don't know how I'm going to fit in more reading, but I'm definitely going to try.


WeekBook(s) read
Jan 1 - Jan 7Anna Castle, Murder by Misrule (Francis Bacon Mystery #1)
 Algernon Blackwood, The Wendigo
 Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Venus in Furs
 J. P. Martin, Uncle Cleans Up
Jan 8 - Jan 14 
Jan 15 - Jan 21Compton Mackenzie, Plashers Mead
Jan 22 - Jan 28Dana Simpson, Phoebe and her Unicorn 3: Unicorn vs. Goblins
Jan 29 - Feb 4Ted Chiang, Arrival
 James Lovegrove, Provender Gleed
Feb 5 - Feb 11James Turner, The Unfeasible Adventures of Beaver and Steve, Volume #1: A Shoeful of Trouble
Feb 12 - Feb 18 
Feb 19 - Feb 25Philip Purser-Hallard, The Pendragon Protocol
Feb 26 - Mar 4Philip Purser-Hallard, The Locksley Exploit
Mar 5 - Mar 11Philip Purser-Hallard, Trojans
Mar 12 - Mar 18 
Mar 19 - Mar 25 
Mar 26 - Apr 1 
Apr 2 - Apr 8Jasper Fforde, The Eyre Affair
 Naomi Alderman, The Power
 Ted Rall, 2024: A Graphic Novel
Apr 9 - Apr 15Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Player Piano
Apr 16 - Apr 22 
Apr 23 - Apr 29Garth Nix, Frogkisser
Apr 30 - May 6 
May 7 - May 13 
May 14 - May 20Michel Houellebecq, Submission
May 21 - May 27P. G. Wodehouse, The Gold Bat
May 28 - Jun 3P.G. Wodehouse, The Head of Kay's
Jun 4 - Jun 10P.G. Wodehouse, The White Feather
Jun 11 - Jun 17 
Jun 18 - Jun 24 
Jun 25 - Jul 1 
Jul 2 - Jul 8 
Jul 9 - Jul 15 
Jul 16 - Jul 22Frances Hardinge, A Skinful of Shadows
 James Lark, More Tea, Jesus?
Jul 23 - Jul 29Alan Garner, The Lad of the Gad
 Lucy Worsley, My Name is Victoria
 Ian Rankin, Black and Blue
Jul 30 - Aug 5 
Aug 6 - Aug 12Andrew Taylor, The Ashes of London
Aug 13 - Aug 19Fenella Gentleman, The Reading Party
 Neil Gaiman, The Sleeper and the Spindle
Aug 20 - Aug 26 
Aug 27 - Sep 2Henning Mankell, Firewall
Sep 3 - Sep 9Henning Mankell, An Event in Autumn
Sep 10 - Sep 16Henning Mankell, The Dogs of Riga
Sep 17 - Sep 23Terry Pratchett, Monstrous Regiment
Sep 24 - Sep 30Gillian Cross, Shadow Cat
Oct 1 - Oct 7 
Oct 8 - Oct 14Geraldine McCaughrean, Peter Pan in Scarlet
Oct 15 - Oct 21Henning Mankell, Before the Frost
 Derek Landy, Skulduggery Pleasant
Oct 22 - Oct 28Diana Wynne Jones, Cart and Cwidder
Oct 29 - Nov 4Derek Landy, Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing With Fire
Nov 5 - Nov 11Philip Pullman, The Firework-Maker's Daughter
Nov 12 - Nov 18Philip Pullman, Clockwork
 Diana Wynne Jones, Drowned Ammet
Nov 19 - Nov 25Diana Wynne Jones, The Spellcoats
 Diana Wynne Jones, The Crown of Dalemark
Nov 26 - Dec 2J. C. Masterman, An Oxford Tragedy
Dec 3 - Dec 9 
Dec 10 - Dec 16 
Dec 17 - Dec 23Tracy Chevalier, Remarkable Creatures
 Tove Jansson, The Invisible Child and The Fir Tree
 Ian Rankin, Knots & Crosses
 Ian Rankin, Hide and Seek
 Ian Rankin, Tooth and Nail
Dec 24 - Dec 30Iris Murdoch, An Accidental Man
 Nancy Mitford, The Pursuit of Love
 Ellery Queen, The Greek Coffin Mystery