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 W Sutton is a writer and editor. His two short story collections – A Tiding of Magpies and The Museum for Forgetting – were shortlisted for Best Collection in the British Fantasy Awards in 2017 & 2022 respectively. His novel – Seven Deadly Swords – was published by Grimbold Books. He has edited several short story anthologies and is the editor for the British Fantasy Society Horizons fiction magazine.

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