366 days ago, I listed the books that I had read in 2008 as a permanent record of my reading and as a means to find out how I was doing with my perennial resolution to read more. So, by way of a comparison, today I publish my reading log for 2009…

  • A Passage to India – E.M. Forster
  • Smoke and Mirrors – Neil Gaiman
  • The Reader – Bernhard Schlink
  • 13 Treasures – Michelle Harrison
  • Jackdaw Summer – David Almond
  • Four Quarters – T.S. Eliot
  • Monty Halls’ Great Escape: Beachcomber Cottage – Monty Halls
  • The Seance – John Harwood
  • The Crossing of Ingo – Helen Dunmore
  • The Ghostwriter – John Harwood
  • Fleshmarket – Nicola Morgan
  • Notes From An Exhibition – Patrick Gale
  • The Glassblower of Murano – Marina Forata
  • 44 Scotland Street – Alexander McCall Smith

So that’s 14 then – one less than last year. That said, it’s been one of heck of a year of getting married and getting a new job for which I’ve been driving to work instead of bussing it and talking to people at lunchtime instead of reading…