2020: A reading year

I am a bit late on posting my 2020 round up (for a variety on non-interesting reasons) but here it is.

I read 166 books (which is up on 2019 but below my 2017 all time record of 210 books)

I categorised 12 as “Brilliant” (the right book at the right time) which is a higher percentage than last couple of years. Particular recommendations would be:

Obabakoak by Bernardo Atxaga

Triggernometry by Stark Holborn

The Price You Pay by Aidan Truhen

Consider This by Chuck Palahniuk

How to be a Liberal by Ian Dunt

Liar’s Dictionary by Eley Williams


Writing in the Dark by Tim Waggoner

26% of books read were by women – which is more than last year, but obviously still not enough!

I read books from authors from 19 different nationalities.

I aim this year to read more books off the shelves and to buy less books – but last year that was abetted by lockdowns and lack of conventions and litfests and if we get back to normal later this year and there are cons and I can visit bookshelves then that resolution may go out the window…

Published by suttope

Pete Sutton has a not so secret lair in the wilds of Fishponds, Bristol and dreams up stories, many of which are about magpies. He's had stuff published, online and in book form, and currently has a pile of words that one day may possibly be a novel. He wrote all about Fishponds for the Naked Guide to Bristol and has made more money from non-fiction than he has from fiction and wonders if that means the gods of publishing are trying to tell him something. You can find him all over social media or worrying about events he’s organised at the Bristol Festival of Literature. On Twitter he’s @suttope and his Bristol Book Blog is here: http://brsbkblog.blogspot.co.uk/ He's contributing editor of Far Horizons e-magazine which can be found here: http://info-far-horizons.wix.com/far-horizons-emag

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