Cover of The Terror: A NovelDone it. The 52nd book was a rather slim tome given away free with Classic Rock magazine, entitled Let It Rock, and whilst I have read some other lightweight and low page number books during the year, I also managed to finish the epic War And Peace which is easily worth any eight or nine normal novels (or one hundred and fifty six chick lit books).
High points of the reading year so far have included...
The Millennium Trilogy - Stieg Larson : Densely plotted Swedish revenge tale
The Terror - Dan Simmons : There is something very nasty indeed lurking in the Arctic dark.
Legend - David Gemmell : a re-read, and a really great fantasy war story with a great hero
Waste, Uncovering The Global Food Scandal - Tristram Stuart : Why we throw away half of our food
The Last Of The Mohicans - J Fenimore Cooper : Rip roaring action all the way
Dark Shadows Falling - Joe Simpson : Top climber examines the cult of extreme mountaineering
The Grapes Of Wrath - John Steinbeck : A perfect encapsulation of rage and injustice
If This Is A Man/The Truce - Primo Levi : The Holocaust and its aftermath from a survivor
And hopefully many more good books to come.
Cider With Rosie - Laurie Lee
Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
Chamber Book Of Days