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…