Books I’ve read this year (so far)
I decided to do a tally.
There’s a small overlap with last year’s reading because I started #3 and #5 last year but only finished them this year. On the other hand I’ve only included books I’ve finished, which means that more than a few books are left out of the equation; including some books where I’ve actually read a substantial number of pages. I was wondering whether to include novellas and plays – I decided to include them here, but you can mentally remove Dickens, Abbott and Stoppard from the list if you prefer to. I like to think it sort of evens out in the end in terms of ‘proper book equivalents’; there are only a few of them on the list, and on the other hand all the Martin books I read and added to the list were single volume publications, even though some of these books have been “divided into two, three, or even four volumes“. There are also quite a few textbooks on this list which should help ‘even things out’. Either way I think the goal of 50 books has been reached at this point. It seems that I’ve read a few more non-fiction books than fiction books overall, but it’s almost 50/50 – naturally I spend a lot more time reading non-fiction than fiction. In terms of the language breakdown, there are 57 books in English and one book in Danish – I wasn’t really aware that it was that bad, but it seems I’ve pretty much stopped reading Danish books at this point.
The list below includes one link/book to a post I’ve written here on the blog about the specific book in question. In cases where I’ve written multiple posts about the book I’ve only linked to one of the posts (most often the last one) – linking takes time, making a list like this one takes time, and the blog does have a search button for a reason.
Books I’ve read:
IV. Close Relationships.
XIII. A Christmas Carol.
XVII. Ten days in a mad-house.
XIX. A Game of Thrones.
XXI. Carpe Jugulum.
XXII. Daily Negations.
XXIII. A Clash of Kings.
XXV. A Storm of Swords.
XXVII. A Feast for Crows.
XXIX. Men at arms.
XXXI. The Devotion of Suspect X.
XXXIII. The Mysterious Affair at Styles.
XXXIV. The Murder on the Links.
XXXV. Lord Edgware Dies.
XXXVII. Three Act Tragedy.
XXXVIII. Gender, Physical Activity, and Aging.
XXXIX. The ABC murders.
XLIII. A Dance With Dragons.
XLIV. Handbook of critical care.
XLV. Evil Under the Sun.
XLVI. One, Two, Buckle My Shoe.
XLVIII. The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty.
L. The Double Helix.
LI. Dumb Witness.
LIII. Five Little Pigs.
LV. Why sex matters.
LVII. Murder on the Orient Express.