I don’t really have these but feel like I need to set some for myself this year, not in turns of numbers but what I read and where I get it from. So here they are:
- Continue to get as many books as possible from the library. I had this resolution in 2022 and it has saved me a fortune and I haven’t had to create space on my bookshelves. I do have to pay £1 for each book I reserve as we only have a small library but I am happy to give them the money. Now that I have Libby for ebooks and BorrowBox for audio books, I can find most of the fiction books I want. it is a bit more hit and miss with non-fiction.
- To read the books that are listed more than once on the best books of the year post.
- Choose one of the ‘best books lists’ to read completely
The following books have been mentioned more than once in the best books of the year posts – 16 lists collected.
|Mentioned 2 times||Mentioned 2 times||Mentioned 2 times|
|South to America by Imani Perry||Queen High by C J Carey||Landlines by Raynor Winn|
|A Heart Full of Headstones by Ian Rankin||Bournville by Jonathan Coe||Act of Oblivion by Robert Harris|
|Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason||The Whalebone Theatre by Joanna Quinn||Lessons by Ian McEwan|
|Song of the Cell by Siddhartha Mukherjee (NF)||Bless the daughter who was raised by the voice in her own head by Warsan Shire||Everything I need I Get From You by Kaitlyn Tiffany|
|Honey and Spice by Bolu Babalola||Who will make the Pancakes by Megan Kelso (GN)||All This Could be Different by Sarah Thankam Mathews|
|Days of Sand by Aimee Jongh (GN)||The Night Eaters by Liu and Takeda (GN)||Fantastic Four Full Circle (GN)|
|In the Margins by Elena Ferante (NF)||brother.do.you.love.me by||The Story of Art without Men by Katy Hessel (NF)|
|To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara||The Furrows by Namwali Serpell|
Do you have any goals for reading in 2023?