#95books

#95books is a Twitter hashtag that started in 2013. The objective: read 95 books a year, tweet them as you go. Jonathan Ball explains here. I’ve yet to make 95, mainly because I read sort of slowly. But I don’t really care, either. The numbers are more a curiosity than a rigid goal, and a gimmick to add a little excitement to reading – as if books themselves are not enough. I like the social aspect of sharing my books, and I like the ritual of writing a tweet when I finish a book.

My current year’s tally is at the bottom of this page. Below are previous years.

The End of San Francisco, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore (July 21)
Humanimal: A Project for Future Children, Bhanu Kapil (Jul 20)
Basmati Brown: paths, passages, cross and open, Phinder Dulai (May 23)
Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels, Justin Vivian Bond (May 22)
Ink on Paper, Brad Cran (May 16)
Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws, Kate Bornstein (May 15)
Running in the Family, Michael Ondaatje (May 10)
Words, Words, Words: Essays and Memoirs, George Bowering (May 6)
Diamond Grill, Fred Wah (Apr 26)
People Who Disappear, Alex Leslie (Apr 9)
This Isn’t the Apocalypse We Hoped For, Al Rempel (Apr 6)
A Wolf at the Table, Augusten Burroughs (Apr 5)
Call Me By Your Name, André Aciman (Mar 25)
Malarky, Anakana Schofield (Mar 18)
Tenth of December, George Saunders (Mar 11)
IKMQ, Roger Farr (Mar 10)
Look Who’s Morphing, Tom Cho (Feb 28)
I Don’t Feel So Good, Elizabeth Bachinsky (Feb 26)
Reading the 21st Century, Stan Persky (Feb 11)


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