The champagne bubbles are flat. Work replaces holiday days. Your regular exercise regime kicks back in, replacing those holiday excesses.

But the one bright light in the return-to-business- as-usual (and the only New Years’ Resolution you actually enjoy keeping) is the new Goodreads Reading Challenge!

Why not take part this year? I’ve been doing this for years. I’ve always been a list-maker where novels have been concerned, so I was happy to switch to an electronic list – one where I could view other recommendations, write my own reviews, and see what friends are reading. 1.2 million readers are taking part this year. Why not join them?

It goes without saying that I’m always open to recommendations – so feel free to let me know your picks as I start setting up my 2019 reading list.

A happy new reading year to everyone!