With another bookshop crawl on the horizon I wanted to take a look at how much I’d actually read out of the books bought on previous crawls. The crawls are great social occasions and there isn’t actually any pressure to buy books in every shop but I kind of feel I should support them even if I have more books than I can shake a stick at.

London 2016
Bought 13, read 5

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari + Eric Klinenberg
Five Ghosts: The Haunting of Fabian Gray by Frank J. Barbiere + Chris Mooneyham
Severed by Frances Larson

I still haven’t read any of the Persephone titles, sorry to everyone who loves them!

Bought 8, read 4

Ten by Gretchen McNeil
Pyongyang by Guy Delisle
The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood
The Wicked + the Divine by Kieron Gillen + Jamie McKelvie

(Josh has read No Highway by Nevil Shute)
((Midwich Cuckoos was a duplicate so doesn’t really count))

London 2017
Bought 9, read 4

Ms Marvel by G. Willow Wilson + Adrian Alphona
Laika by Nick Abadzis
The Power by Naomi Alderman
The Lake District (AA Guide)

(There were a couple of freebies too, which I haven’t read either)

So I really should be buying just 4 or 5 books on these crawls! I’m going to take a list of books with me to Oxford and try to stick to that, at least for fiction. I seem to be better at reading graphic novels, comics and non-fiction that I buy on a whim. We’ll see how that works out, I’ll probably be back here in two weeks’ time with a massive haul again.

Oxford Bookshop Crawl is on the 5th August 2017 and you can find out more info at Ninja Book Box.