A book a week

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

Many 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 ever since (with the exception of 2003, for reasons which are lost in the mists of time). 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 made my target but really didn't read much non-fiction. I just never seem to have the time or energy or headspace to concentrate on anything that requires thought and concentration. Maybe this year will be different. Maybe.

WeekBook(s) read
Jan 1 - Jan 7Danny Wallace, Awkward Situations for Men
Jan 8 - Jan 14Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter, The Long Mars
Jan 15 - Jan 21Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter, The Long Utopia
 Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter, The Long Cosmos
Jan 22 - Jan 28Noelle Stevenson et al, Lumberjanes 1: Beware the Kitten Holy
 Judith Kerr, Mister Cleghorn's Seal
Jan 29 - Feb 4 
Feb 5 - Feb 11Georgette Heyer, Death in the Stocks
Feb 12 - Feb 18Georgette Heyer, Envious Casca
 Charlie Higson, Silverfin
Feb 19 - Feb 25Charlie Higson, Double or Die
 Jane Shaw, Susan Rushes In
 Capt. W. E. Johns, Biggles Makes Ends Meet
 Anthony Horowitz, Never Say Die
 Zane Radcliffe, London Irish
Feb 26 - Mar 4Jacqueline Wilson, Midnight
Mar 5 - Mar 11Anna James, Pages & Co.: Tilly and the Bookwanderers
Mar 12 - Mar 18Madeline Miller, Circe
Mar 19 - Mar 25Robin Stevens, Arsenic for Tea
 Robin Stevens, First Class Murder
Mar 26 - Apr 1Terry Pratchett, Dodger
 Shirley Hughes, Hero on a Bicycle
Apr 2 - Apr 8Terry Pratchett, Nation
Apr 9 - Apr 15Muriel Spark, The Finishing School
Apr 16 - Apr 22Robin Stevens, Jolly Foul Play
Apr 23 - Apr 29Robin Stevens, Mistletoe and Murder
 Robin Stevens, A Spoonful of Murder
 Robin Stevens, Cream Buns and Crime
 Jonathan Coe, Middle England
Apr 30 - May 6Oyinkan Braithwaite, My Sister, the Serial Killer
 Alan Garner, Where Shall We Run To
May 7 - May 13Robin Stevens, Murder in the Spotlight
 Jo Walton, Lifelode
 Anna James, Pages & Co: The Lost Fairy Tales
May 14 - May 20Elinor M. Brent-Dyer, Challenge for the Chalet School
 Robin Stevens, The Case of the Missing Treasure
May 21 - May 27 
May 28 - Jun 3 
Jun 4 - Jun 10Anna Mazzola, The Unseeing
Jun 11 - Jun 17Akwaeke Emezi, Freshwater
Jun 18 - Jun 24Mary Doria Russell, Dreamers of the Day
 Ladee Hubbard, The Talented Ribkins
Jun 25 - Jul 1Melvin Burgess, Billy Elliot
 Walter Mosley, Diablerie
 Catherynne M. Valente, Space Opera
Jul 2 - Jul 8Parker Bilal, The Heights
Jul 9 - Jul 15Benjamin Zephaniah Teacher's Dead
 Alex Gino, George
 Alex Gino, Rick
 Iona Datt Sharma, Not For Use In Navigation
Jul 16 - Jul 22Sarah Gailey, Magic for Liars
Jul 23 - Jul 29Daniel Mallory Ortberg, Something That May Shock And Discredit You
 Hayley Chewins, The Turnaway Girls
 Aaron Reynolds, Effin Birds: a field guide to identification
Jul 30 - Aug 5Tomi Adeyemi, Children of Blood and Bone
Aug 6 - Aug 12Victor LaValle, Big Machine
Aug 13 - Aug 19 
Aug 20 - Aug 26Stephanie Burgis, Moontangled
Aug 27 - Sep 2K. J. Charles, Slippery Creatures
Sep 3 - Sep 9K. J. Charles, The Sugared Game
Sep 10 - Sep 16 
Sep 17 - Sep 23 
Sep 24 - Sep 30Allie Brosh, Solutions and other Problems
Oct 1 - Oct 7Dave Shelton, Emily Lime, Librarian Detective: The Book Case
Oct 8 - Oct 14John Lanchester, The Wall
Oct 15 - Oct 21Alexis Hall, Boyfriend Material
 Henning Mankell, Faceless Killers
 Susan Cooper, Mandrake
Oct 22 - Oct 28 
Oct 29 - Nov 4 
Nov 5 - Nov 11Jill Paton Walsh and Dorothy L. Sayers, A Presumption of Death
Nov 12 - Nov 18Henning Mankell, The Pyramid
Nov 19 - Nov 25Ian Rankin, Dead Souls
 Ian Rankin, Set in Darkness
Nov 26 - Dec 2Ian Rankin, Resurrection Men
Dec 3 - Dec 9Ian Rankin, A Question of Blood
Dec 10 - Dec 16Ian Rankin, Fleshmarket Close
Dec 17 - Dec 23Ian Rankin, The Naming of the Dead
Dec 24 - Dec 31Ian Rankin, Exit Music
 Robin Stevens, Top Marks for Murder
 Ian Rankin, Standing in Another Man's Grave
 Ian Rankin, Saints of the Shadow Bible