In 2017, I read 104 books, which is more like my average. Considering that I had a lot going on with home, family and work, plus the beginnings of writing the novel which became We Watch You, it’s pretty good. I remember my reading was mostly library books and re-reads from my shelf. This was my last year of reading before I began the blog.
Some of the same suspects turn up yet again in 2017, such as The Starlight Crystal, Brideshead Revisited, The Enchanted April, Adrian Mole and the Weapons of Mass Destruction, Beyond the Deepwoods, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, The Illustrated Man and Picnic at Hanging Rock. It was the first time I read Railhead, which I discovered at the library. I also read Dune, which I’ve never had the urge to re-read but I did enjoy the film four years later. I had more of a balanced mix of reading this year, including more non-fiction and contemporary fiction, as well as sci fi and classics.
Other books I read included Life, Death and Vanilla Slices by Jenny Eclair, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fahrenheit 451, Emergency Admissions by Kit Wharton, Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon, Brighton Rock, The Gender Games by Juno Dawson, The Essex Serpent, Bit of a Blur by Alex James and The Neverending Story by Michael Ende.