Saturday, December 31, 2016
Books read 2016
Every year, I publish a list of the books I've read in the previous year. I don't know why I have only 44 this year, a down year by comparison with other years, although one reason might be that The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity is a pretty big volume, 1,296 pages in paperback, although as it happens I read it as a Kindle. I haven't tried to differentiate between books I actually read, and books I listened to as an audiobook.
1. Belisarius, the Last Roman General, Ian Hughes.
2. The Turing Exception, William Hertling.
3. A Borrowed Man, Gene Wolfe.
4. The Just City, Jo Walton.
5. Red Rising, Pierce Brown.
6. Joe Steele, Harry Turtledove.
7. Golden Son, Pierce Brown.
8. The Annihilation Score, Charles Stross.
9. Apex, Ramez Naam.
10. Luna, New Moon, Ian McDonald.
11. After the First Death, Lawrence Block.
12. Disasters of Ohio's Lake Erie Islands, Wendy Koile.
13. Deep Shaker, Les Roberts.
14. The Chocolate Falcon Fraud, JoAnna Carl.
15. Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie.
16. Cockpit Confidential, Patrick Smith.
17. Death of a Liar, M.C. Beaton.
18. The Sword of Damascus, Richard Blake.
19. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates.
20. The Core of the Sun, Johanna Sinisalo.
21. I'll Give You the Sun, Jandy Nelson.
22. Morning Star, Pierce Brown.
23. To Live Forever, Jack Vance.
24. The Way of Zen, Alan Watts.
25. Timothy Leary's Trip Through Time, R.U. Sirius.
26. The Player of Games, Iain M. Banks.
27. The Rise and Fall of Alexandria, Justin Pollard.
28. Written in Fire, Marcus Sakey.
29. Swing Set, Janice Weber.
30. The Yearbook, Carol Masciola.
31. The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War, Andrew Roberts.
32. Love Wins, Debbie Cenziper and Jim Obergefell.
33. The Sun, the Moon & the Rolling Stones, Rich Cohen.
34. Discordian Problems, N. Nash Cage.
35. The Network, Scott Woolley.
36. Arkwright, Allen Steele.
37. What the Dormouse Said, John Markoff.
38. Rebels on the Air: An Alternative History of Radio in America, Jesse Walker.
39. Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art, Virginia Heffernan.
30. The Ghosts of Athens, Richard Blake.
31. 1920: The Year That Made the Decade Roar, Eric Burns.
32. Medieval Russia: 980-1584,Janet Martin.
33. The Investment Club, Doug Cooper.
34. Cosmic Trigger 1, Robert Anton Wilson.
35. Travel Writing, Peter Ferry.
36. The Other Wes Moore, Wes Moore.
37. The Beetle, Richard Marsh.
38. A Tower in Babel: A History of Broadcasting in the United States to 1933, Eric Barnouw.
39. Exit Right, Daniel Oppenheimer.
40. The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity, Scott Johnson.
41. Speculator, Douglas R. Casey.
42. The Secret War, Max Hastings.
43. Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut, Paul Krassner.
44. Panacea, F. Paul Wilson.