Starting again for 2017

That’s the end of another year, then. I don’t have any elaborate plans for reading in 2017; I’m just going to read by instinct more. I’ve decided to drop a couple of ongoing blog projects, in particular my Classics Club attempt . I will keep the list for reference, because I’m still interested in reading the books; but it was not working for me as something to keep up regularly over five years. 

2016 has shown that going with the flow suits me more as a reader and blogger, so that’s what I’ll continue to do. This year, I tidied up my main reading interests into four areas: world literature and work in translation; fiction that ‘breaks the mould’ of the novel; classics; and books from small publishers. That’s plenty to be going on with. 

Finally, I’d like to thank you for reading, and wish you all the best for 2017.

5 Comments

  1. Happy New Year David. Seems a lot of us are planning to read more where the mood takes us this year – me included. Love that you’re supporting small publishers.

  2. Good plan David. I think the various blogger projects, “challenges” (not that they’re very challenging as a rule” and so on are a distraction. For me a blog should be ancillary to one’s reading, not a driver of it.

    Looking forward to your thoughts in 2017.

  3. Happy New Year.
    I think the best reading plan is not to have one and read by instinct. So I’m with you on that part.
    I wish you a new year full of literary discoveries.

  4. Happy New Reading Year! Reading plans never work too well for me—I like to be surprised. I like your idea of having an overall framework of four areas of interest, though, and reading by instinct within those.

  5. World fiction and something-that-breaks-the -mould are definitely my top two “genres”; that’s what brought me to your blog in the first place.
    Can’t go wrong in either. I’m glad I have the freedom to read by instinct or curiosity, so that’s what I’ve always done.
    Very much looking forward to reading your blog in 2017.
    And a Happy New Year to you too.

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