There’s a techy bit associated with this new feature. It’s a page, not a post. That means it won’t appear when you click the On Books category in my menu, although this post does.
But when you visit any of my book posts you’ll see the image at the top of this post in the sidebar. Click on that image and you’ll go straight to the page: Books I’ve read in 2016 (Those of you reading from a phone will see it when you scroll down the screen.)
If you’re observant you’ll spot another link to the same page further down the sidebar, in my list: Things That Matter.
On the matter of reading, I don’t have a definitive goal, other than to keep reading. Some months, and January looks as if it will be one of them, I might average a book a week. But I also know from experience, there will be months when I’ll be lucky to read one complete book. My life, and my reading life in particular, is like that.
It’s likely that on the list you’ll see a fair smattering of recent publications from fiction, translated works, travelogues and a classic or two. I usually read or reread one of the truly greats each year. I enjoy the occasional biography and the occasional investigative non-fiction. But I don’t expect they’ll feature that often. And you probably won’t see much “chick lit” on this list—it doesn’t engage me in the way it once did.
In fact, I’ve noticed my reading tastes have changed. A year or two ago, I was reading mostly NewZealand/Aotearoa fiction and some Australian fiction. Not so much any more. In fact, during 2015 I don’t think I read anything from either country, other than blogs and newspapers of course. And that’s one of the reasons for keeping a list, it’ll help me track my reading habits for the year.
The list works like this:
- Titles are grouped by the month in which I complete them
- Titles appear in the order in which I read them
- Where I can, I include information about how the book came to my attention.
- If a title makes it to my Book of The Month feature I link to that, too.
- I link to each author’s page, when they have one.
For the list of books I’ve read to date click here:
Categories: On Books