When asked whether I read a lot I always have to qualify: “As compared to whom?”
I have friends who devour books and think nothing of reading 75 or 80 titles a year, and at the same time friends who read perhaps five or six. I like to think I’m quite comfortable in the middle ranges. I can go weeks without even picking a book up, yet at certain times I’ll be in the middle of reading three different ones at the same time.
There is nothing wrong with people who don’t read so long as they are otherwise gainfully occupied. It irks me when someone says they “have no free time for books” yet watches hours and hours of television. If I can fit TV, books and my unhealthy facebook addiction into my own free time, certainly you can Sky+ the X-Factor and take time out to read something other than the gossip pages of the newspaper.
With that little rant well and truly over, I thought I would take the time to share with you the books I’ve read over the past few years that I have found particularly enjoyable and would recommend. As a side note I would like to emphatically point out that I only have a written record of these titles because someone challenged me to read A Book a Week and I thought, “Well, if I’m going to do it I may as well have proof!” (Plus I have a terrible memory – absolutely awful – this list keeps me from endlessly wandering around book shops going “Have I read this? Who knows!?”)
So I have added a new page to this website. If you look at the top of the page there should be a tab that reads: On Books. Here you will find my list of recommendations as well as a short list of those titles that I am planning to read.
As always I am up for suggestions, so if you can think of something I haven’t mentioned please comment!
Also, the opinions stated are my own and do not represent those of my affiliate stations. 🙂 Feel free to disagree, vehemently, and comment as such!