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 😄
Gary Johnson: Brightly Shone The Dawn: Some Experiences Of The Invasion Of Normandy (Non-Fiction)
Robert Llewellyn: News from the Clouds (Fiction)
Claire North: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August (Fiction)
Stephen Baxter: Proxima (Fiction)
Max Arthur: The Silent Day: A Landmark Oral History of D-Day on the Home Front (Non-Fiction)
Ernest Cline: Ready Player One (Fiction)
James Blish: A Case of Conscience (Fiction)
Silvia Moreno-Garcia: Signal to Noise (Fiction)
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)
Andy Weir: The Martian (Fiction)