Following on from Michael Gove’s recommendations on the ’50 book a year’ thing for school kids I thought that I would keep a tally of what I’m reading/have read this year. Look out for regular updates.
So far this year I have read (in no particular order)
- The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (which admittedly I was reading to my son at bedtime so not sure if this counts)
- The Ballard Of John Clare by Hugh Lupton
- John Clare – a biography by Jonathan Bate
- Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
- Duma Key by Stephen King
- Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson
- The Templar Salvation by Raymond Khoury
I am just finishing Burton & Swinburne – The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack by Mark Hodder and then it’s on to Nemesis, Max Hastings’ history of WWII in the Pacific.
Never mind reading all these. Perhaps it’s time to start writing one. If only I could find the time.
- Should children read 50 books a year? (guardian.co.uk)
- Michael Gove is right about reading – so fund humanities | Sarah Churchwell (guardian.co.uk)
- Children’s laureate damns Michael Gove’s ‘arbitrary’ reading plan (telegraph.co.uk)
- Duma Key by Stephen King (booknonsense.wordpress.com)
- The Templar Salvation (timtitolo.wordpress.com)
- The Invention of Hugo Cabret (superradnow.wordpress.com)