callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,
callmemadam
callmemadam

Reading stats 2017



This year I read 131 books. Of these 48 were by men and 83 by women.
Dead tree books: 86
Kindle books: 40
Read on iPad: 4

I borrowed twenty books from the library. Every year I resolve to use the library more. I’ll have to start using their online request system again (a pain due to the poor website), because I make too many fruitless visits in the hope of serendipitously finding something I want to read.

Books of the year? Not a great year but I’ve enjoyed these, in no particular order and not counting re-reads. Links to reviews or mentions.

Golden Hill , Francis Spufford. ‘A Tale of Old New York’
A Matter of Loyalty , Elizabeth Edmondson
The three spy thrillers by Mick Herron: Slow Horses, Real Tigers, Spook Street
This Boy , Alan Johnson
The Lie Tree , Frances Hardinge
Eleven Minutes Late. A Train Journey to the Soul of Britain , Matthew Engel
Because of the Lockwoods , Dorothy Whipple
What was Rescued , Jane Bailey
Leaving Berlin , Joseph Kanon
Bewildering Cares , Winifred Peck
Player One , Douglas Coupland
Tags: alan johnson, book lists, dorothy whipple, douglas coupland, elizabeth edmondson, frances hardinge, francis spufford, jane bailey, joseph kanon, matthew engel, mick herron, winifred peck
Subscribe

Recent Posts from This Journal

  • Words fail me

    The Test Match (England v. India) has just started. My very first look at the blog and England are 0 for 1. Will we ever find an opening batsman sho…

  • The Man who Died Twice, Richard Osman

    Whoa, Richard Osman has certainly moved up a gear in this second instalment of The Thursday Murder Club Series. With twenty-million pounds-worth…

  • At last: The Chalet School prospectus

    As previewed here. The Chalet School is situated by the side of the Tiern See (or Tiernsee) in the beautiful Austrian Tyrol (or Tirol). The lovely…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 2 comments