I was getting fed up of never having time to read novels, so I decided to read 52 novels per year (minimum). I am now in my third year of doing this and thought that this blog would be a good way of recording my reading and having discussions/receiving recommendations from other readers.
By profession I am an academic and much of my time I spend reading academic books and papers and policy papers relating to the world of UK Higher Education. What I have found since I have started reading novels again more seriously, is that novel-reading enables me to read the other stuff far more creatively and effectively. In other words, the more novels I read, the better I’m able to read and engage with the academic writing.
I’ve always enjoyed reading detective fiction, so I wanted to make sure that the novels I read included a micx of detective fiction with contemporary and classical literature. Over the next day or so, I’ll post the titles of those books I’ve read over the past couple of years so you’ll get a sense of the range of stuff I’ve been reading. Enjoy and please feel free to comment and offer recommendations.