What I Read in 2016

Another year in reading to look back, on what a year it’s been. I’ve surpassed my previous best of 128 reads last year and got up to 135 books read this year. I’m not quite sure how I managed that as it works out to be a book every 2.7 days! This was the year where I decided to read mainly science fiction, and to pick up books based solely on if I liked the sound of it. Read on for the stats… Continue reading “What I Read in 2016”

Reading Stephen King Update #2

I’d hoped to read one Stephen King book per month this year, but have failed on that up to now. I’ve managed 6 more – Firestarter, The Dead Zone, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, End of Watch, From A Buick 8, Misery – and would like to try and make up the months I missed before the end of the year. I think Misery is one of my favourites yet.

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2016 Half-Year Reading Update

These past six months have sure flown by, yet looking at my books read list I’ve managed to get plenty of good novels consumed in that time. My target this year is to read 120 books (which I managed last year), and I’m already 19 books ahead of where I was last July. Still plenty of reading ahead! Continue reading “2016 Half-Year Reading Update”

Reading Stephen King Update #1

Since I posted the list in June of novels I’ve read by Stephen King I’ve managed to read another 4: Finders Keepers, Duma Key, Lisey’s Story, and The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. Not as much as I’d hoped, and I fell short of my challenge to read 1 SK novel per month last year. Still, it means I’ve got plenty left to work though!

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The Old Man’s War Novels by John Scalzi

I’ve recently re-read John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War novels. Why? Well, I loved them first time around and didn’t realise how long it had been since I last picked them up. Add to that the release of the latest in the series, The End Of All Things, and I wanted to remind myself of all the details leading into this one. Despite buying and reading the new novel through the weekly novella downloads (The Life of the Mind, This Hollow Union, Can Long Endure, To Stand or Fall), I still wanted to go back and blast through them all in short order. I’m glad I did, if for no other reason than how entertaining Scalzi can tell a tale. Continue reading “The Old Man’s War Novels by John Scalzi”

2015 Half-Year Reading Update

Up to the end of June I’ve read 59 books this year. That’s pretty good going, and 6 more than I’d read at the same point last year. Some months have been better than others, but on the whole my target of reading 100 books this year is well on the way to being smashed. Have a look below for the full list of what I’ve read. Continue reading “2015 Half-Year Reading Update”

Reading Stephen King

I enjoy reading Stephen King’s novels, though I have read such a small percentage of his published works. In an effort to resolve this glaring oversight I decided to start tracking the novels and collections of his that I’ve read, hence the below list. Some of his novels I read in my youth and early twenties, but I’d like to try and re-read those, as well as making progress on the novels that I have yet to even look at. I’ve got years of reading ahead of me, even at my goal of one book per month. Slowly but surely, I’ll get there! Continue reading “Reading Stephen King”