A Year in Reading (2015)

I did a bit better reading (and perhaps worse blogging) this year, upping my total to 26 books for the year, or one every other week. My top 5 books of the year are in bold text; interestingly, even though I read a lot more fiction than non-fiction, the majority of my favorites are non-fiction.

  1. Quicksilver, by Neal Stephenson
  2. Insurgent, by Veronica Roth
  3. Super Sad True Love Story, by Gary Shteyngart
  4. Many-Colored Land, by Julian May
  5. Doomsday Equation, by Matt Richtel
  6. Lock In, by John Scalzi
  7. Kitten Clone, by Douglas Coupland
  8. One Summer, by Bill Bryson
  9. Voices of Heaven, by Frederick Pohl
  10. Midnight in Siberia, by David Greene
  11. Robopocalypse, by Daniel Wilson
  12. The Golden Torc, by Julian May
  13. Ghost Brigades, by John Scalzi
  14. Bone Church, by Victoria Dougherty
  15. Robogenesis, by Daniel Wilson
  16. End of Absence, by Michael Harris
  17. The Last Colony, by John Scalzi
  18. The Strangler Vine, by M.J. Carter
  19. Windswept, by Adam Rakunas
  20. Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie
  21. The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn To Let Go so Their Children Can Succeed, by Jessica Lahey
  22. Armada, by Ernest Cline
  23. Cain at Gettysburg, by Ralph Peters
  24. Seveneves, by Neal Stephenson
  25. The Swimmer, by Joakim Zander
  26. The Invention of Fire, by Bruce Holsinger

A Year in Reading (2014)

My personal reading for 2014 has been mostly for entertainment. The list is shown in chronological order. My favorite five from the list below are noted with bold text.

  1. Arsenals of Folly: The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race, by Richard Rhodes
  2. The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel, by Neil Gaiman
  3. The Martian, by Andy Weir
  4. Like a Mighty Army (Safehold), by David Weber
  5. Redshirts, by John Scalzi
  6. Bad Monkey, by Carl Hiassen
  7. Old Man’s War, by John Scalzi
  8. 2312, by Kim Stanley Robinson
  9. Trojan Horse: A Novel, by Mark Russinovich
  10. Quarter Share, by Nathan Lowell
  11. Ready Player One: A Novel, by Earnest Cline
  12. A Delicate Truth: A Novel, by John LeCarré
  13. Reamde: A Novel, by Neal Stephenson
  14. Good Faith, by Jane Smiley
  15. Existence, by David Brin
  16. Luna Park, by Kevin Baker
  17. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel, by Robin Sloan
  18. Divergent (Divergent Trilogy, Book 1), by Veronica Roth
  19. Half Share, by Nathan Lowell
  20. LEGO: A Love Story, by Jonathan Bender
  21. World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, by Max Brooks