My 2015 Reading Log

I’ve not managed to read as many books this year. Mostly due to the competition from playing Dragon Age: Inquisition for the first four months of the year. On the plus side, it has been a good year for books. I’ve had a run of superb books. I’ve tried to broaden the range of books I read. I’ve always been a sci-fi fan but not a great fan of ork and goblin style fantasy but I’ve made a conscious effort to try more contemporary fantasy and have been very pleased with the quality of work I’ve found.

I’ve read a total of 12 books in 2015, 10 fiction (mostly science fiction and fantasy) and just 2 non-fiction. Note to self, must read more non fiction in 2016. Neither of the two non-fiction books were particularly inspiring, but at least The Silent Day: A Landmark Oral History of D-Day on the Home Front gave me some insight into life in England during the preparations for D-Day.

My highlight of the year has been Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. The book is currently being made into a film directed by Stephen Spielberg. Can’t wait 🙂

January

Gary Johnson: Brightly Shone The Dawn: Some Experiences Of The Invasion Of Normandy (Non-Fiction)

February

March

April

May

Robert Llewellyn: News from the Clouds (Fiction)

Claire North: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August (Fiction)

Stephen Baxter: Proxima (Fiction)

June
July

Max Arthur: The Silent Day: A Landmark Oral History of D-Day on the Home Front (Non-Fiction)

Ernest Cline: Ready Player One (Fiction)

August
September

James Blish: A Case of Conscience (Fiction)

Silvia Moreno-Garcia: Signal to Noise (Fiction)

October

David Nobbs: The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (Fiction)

M.R. Carey: The Girl with All the Gifts (Fiction)

Randy Henderson: Finn Fancy Necromancy (Fiction)

November

Andy Weir: The Martian (Fiction)

December

 

Author: Jack Hughes

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