Right now I’m reading Yellow Dog by Georges Simenon, which I should finish today.
A year or two ago I posted my reading plans for the coming year, with titles, covers and all. I’m not doing that this time, just mentioning some “like to do” things.
Looking at my favorite books of last year (see previous post), I realize I have authors I’d like to read more of: Ross Macdonald, Bill Pronzini, Earl Derr Biggers, Jodi Taylor and of course Maigret. There are also authors I’m way behind on, in terms of series I enjoy, Shell Scott, The Saint, Mike Shayne, Perry Mason, Edward Marston’s The Railway Detective and others. I’ll try to work in a few of those.
I’ll continue reading Sherlock Holmes pastiches, as I have a lot of them on hand. Related to that is a book I’ve been meaning to read for years: Ten Years After Baker Street by Cay Van Ash. I want to try some brand new-to-me authors too, though right now I’m not sure which ones.
One thing is certain, I’ll be reading mostly what’s on hand, not buying new things to read. My reading goals remain the same: 104 books or better, which averages a couple of books a week.
Do you have any reading plans for 2016? Specific authors or books?