A book a week

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

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 was my highest reading total of the last decade -- possibly something to do with the GLOBAL PANDEMIC i.e. spending half the year being basically unable to go out, but possibly also to do with the kids getting better at entertaining themselves. This year promises even more pandemic and even older kids, so here goes.


WeekBook(s) read
Jan 1 - Jan 7Robin Stevens, Death Sets Sail
Jan 8 - Jan 14Philip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre, The Legend of Kevin
Jan 15 - Jan 21Matt Haig, The Midnight Library
Jan 22 - Jan 28Tamora Pierce, Mastiff
 Philip Reeve, Railhead
Jan 29 - Feb 4 
Feb 5 - Feb 11Emily St John Mandel, Station Eleven
Feb 12 - Feb 18Christopher St John Sprigg, Death of an Airman
Feb 19 - Feb 25Diana Wynne Jones, Howl's Moving Castle
Feb 26 - Mar 4 
Mar 5 - Mar 11 
Mar 12 - Mar 18 
Mar 19 - Mar 25Diana Wynne Jones, The Dark Lord of Derkholm
Mar 26 - Apr 1Peadar O'Guilin, The Call
 Lorraine Gregory, The Maker of Monsters
Apr 2 - Apr 8 
Apr 9 - Apr 15 
Apr 16 - Apr 22 
Apr 23 - Apr 29 
Apr 30 - May 6Tom Cox, Ring The Hill
May 7 - May 13Benjamin Dean, Me, My Dad and the end of the Rainbow
 Ian Rankin, A Song for the Dark Times
May 14 - May 20Casey McQuiston, Red, White & Royal Blue
 C. N. Lester, Trans Like Me
May 21 - May 27Diana Wynne Jones, The Merlin Conspiracy
 Christian McKay Heidicker, Scary Stories for Young Foxes
May 28 - Jun 3 
Jun 4 - Jun 10 
Jun 11 - Jun 17 
Jun 18 - Jun 24Silas K. Hocking, Real Grit
Jun 18 - Jun 24M. G. Leonard, Beetle Boy
Jun 25 - Jul 1Philip Reeve, Black Light Express
Jul 2 - Jul 8Zanna Davidson, Fairy Unicorns (books 1-6)
Jul 9 - Jul 15Leigh Hobbs, The Big Book of Mr Badger
Jul 16 - Jul 22Italo Calvino, The Baron in the Trees
 Michael Chabon, Werewolves in Their Youth
 David Almond, Skellig
Jul 23 - Jul 29Malorie Blackman, Pig-Heart Boy
 Malorie Blackman, A.N.T.I.D.O.T.E.
Jul 30 - Aug 5 
Aug 6 - Aug 12Ross Montgomery, The Midnight Guardians
Aug 13 - Aug 19Naomi Novik, A Deadly Education
 Naomi Novik, Spinning Silver
 T. Kingfisher, A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking
 Diana Wynne Jones, Year of the Griffin
 Zilpha Keatley Snynder, Below the Root
Aug 20 - Aug 26Hannah Whitten, For the Wolf
Aug 27 - Sep 2Geraldine McCaughrean, Forever X
Sep 3 - Sep 9Gillian Cross, Tightrope
Sep 10 - Sep 16Noel Langley, The Land of Green Ginger
Sep 17 - Sep 23Malala Yousafzai, Malala: my story of standing up for girls' rights
 Patience Agbabi, The Infinite
Sep 24 - Sep 30Anthony Horowitz, Point Blanc
 Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl
Oct 1 - Oct 7 
Oct 8 - Oct 14 
Oct 15 - Oct 21Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer, To Night Owl from Dogfish
Oct 22 - Oct 28 
Oct 29 - Nov 4 
Nov 5 - Nov 11 
Nov 12 - Nov 18 
Nov 19 - Nov 25 
Nov 26 - Dec 2 
Dec 3 - Dec 9 
Dec 10 - Dec 16 
Dec 17 - Dec 23 
Dec 24 - Dec 30