Finished reading: 500 Chess Questions Answered by Andrew Soltis 📚
Not a novel and not a textbook, but it took long enough to read that it deserves mention. This is full of valuable tips and notes, but aside from reading it cover to cover, it doesn’t serve much use as a reference. There were a few points about calculating that I can incorporate into my games, but otherwise, it seems to be focused at beginners despite having some pretty complex examples.
If you’re new to the game, it’s worth a read.
I’m jonocarroll on lichess.org and chess.com if anyone wants a game. My Elo is currently around 1100 (rapid).