2023

reading goal: 25 books - at least 3 non-fiction books

reading reality:

if a single book spans more than one month of reading, it is catagorized in the month I finished it.

january

Cover of Ragtime

Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

currently

picked up a copy at my fave used book store while on vacation. familiar with the musical first; I couldn't help but hear the music of the prologue while reading the first chapter.

Cover of Night Watch

Night Watch by Terry Pratchett

read

I gave a little presentation on this one for book club. Sam Vimes is right up there with the all-time great Sams.

Cover of Men At Arms

Men At Arms by Terry Pratchett

read

I'm on a mission to read all the books about the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, just not in order :)

Cover of Snuff

Snuff by Terry Pratchett

currently

Sam Vimes on vacation! Shout out to Stephen Briggs, btw. He is a great reader, and his involvement with Discworld runs deep. If you're going to listen to Pratchett, he's the narrator you want.

Cover of Under the Tuscan Sun

Under the Tuscan Sun: at Home in Italy by Frances Mayes

currently

book club goes overseas!

on the shelf
Cover of The Long Game 1996-2003: The Inside Story of How the BBC Brought Back Doctor Who.

The Long Game 1996-2003: The Inside Story of How the BBC Brought Back Doctor Who by Paul Hayes

set aside

after hearing Paul Hayes on The Doctor Who Show podcast, I was curious enough about this book to buy it. there may as well be a sticker on the cover that reads "for Whovians only" but nevertheless it is a worthwhile read and offers insight into the inner workings of the BBC. it's just, uh, dense.

Cover of Beowulf: A New Translation

Beowulf: A New Translation by Maria Dahvana Headley

set aside

started in april 2021 and was enjoying it right up until I set it aside! I am a distracted reader, but keen to pick this one back up.

to-read pile