I don’t know why I haven’t done this before – a summary of the year’s reading. Perhaps I’ve just gotten more organized in recent year. Here’s the final book list for 2020:
Plus 5 books that were surplus to requirements (no room on the list). So 35 in total, or ~1/week.
By far, the dominant category for me is new author – 24 of the 35 books read were from an author I’d never read before. That will likely shift in upcoming years as I seek out books from the authors I liked (Amor Towles, William Boyd), and favourites I go back to (Helen Humphreys, Julian Barnes, Michael Crummey). And now I know: if a book is described as reminiscent of James Joyce or Virginia Woolf, avoid it!