I seem to have got through remarkably few books this year. Ever since I began to keep these lists, about four years ago, I found I usually managed to read around 25-30 books per year. Must try harder in 2012!

A Single Man – Christopher Isherwood
The Marquise of O- and Other Stories – Heinrich von Kleist
The Fry Chronicles – Stephen Fry
The Loom of Youth – Alec Waugh
Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome – E.M. Berens
A Short History of English Literature – Sir Ifor Evans
Case Histories – Kate Atkinson
Alligators in the Sewer and 222 Other Urban Legends – Thomas J. Craughwell
The Poetic Museum – Julian Spalding
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
Junky – William S. Burroughs
A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
The Habit of Art – Alan Bennett
Parisians – Graham Robb