When I was a kid, I was an absolutely voracious reader. This lasted right up until I graduated from university. But alas, as soon as I was out working full time in the real world, the available hours I had for pleasure reading dwindled dramatically.
During the last year of my career in 2017, I only managed to read seven books for pleasure.
But I had big plans for a turnaround in 2018, my first year of blissful retirement, free at last from competing demands on my time!
So, how many books did I read in 2018?
Oh, the humiliation of it all!
But, for the record, here are the seven books I read in 2018. All of them are novels --
1. Ann Patchett, The Magician's Assistant
2. Rick Riordan, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor
3. Ed McBain, The Gutter and the Grave
4. Karen Connelly, The Change Room
5. Madeline Miller, Circe
6. Miriam Toews, All My Puny Sorrows
7. Beverley McLachlin, Full Disclosure
Do I really have to tell you what my ambitions are for this year, 2019?