My goal for 2018 is to get back to my cadence of roughly one book per week. I have a backlog of books by Vaclav Smil and Carlotta Perez that I've been ignoring from 2015. After that, I want to read more history and less fiction. I'm looking forward to reading more of Peter Brown's work: the period of late antiquity is just so damn interesting.
Last read in high school. This edition has a great intro by Margeret Atwood.
A good dose of insight-porn to start the year.
My reading list for 2017 is spartan in comparison to 2016, and looks downright cheap and nasty compared to David Auerbach's. Auerbach is the reader we should all aspire to be.
Both the quality and quantity of my reading dipped in 2017 as work took precedence over everything else. For whatever reason, I was also more ruthless about abandoning books that didn't click. A good example of an abandoned book is The Son by Philipp Meyer, for which I got 15% through before I moved on to something else. I guess I abandoned 20-30 books this year in a similar fashion, not counting Kindle samples.
Peter Brown's "Through the Eye of a Needle" was the undisputed highlight of 2017 for me. However, I think I might be done with science fiction -- for now. I was a latecomer to the genre several years ago, but I really feel like I've read all of the genre's "greatest hits" by now. I don't follow SF fandoms so I'm not up to date with newer authors.
An excellent read in spite of the translation.
The first poetry I've read in a long time.
One of the most extraordinary books I've read about this period of late antiquity.
I can't find a link to the actual edition, but it was mostly analysis of the poem. The poem itself you can read in less than an hour.
This was the first Culture novel I ever read. Technically a re-read.
I think I'm done with Hyperion now.
Conclusion of the Witcher series.
I didn't mean to start re-reading Hyperion again, but the Priest's Tale just sucked me right in to the story again. Comfort food.
First time reading this. It lived up to expectations to entertain, but I don't feel inclined to read the other books in the series.
Requires a re-read to fully appreciate.
Quite simply one of the funniest books I've ever read.
I didn't read this cover-to-cover exactly.
Doesn't appear to be available on Amazon any more.
Made a lot of recipes from this book. I just think Ramsay is a cut above the rest.
Good winter recipes, but the eBook was ruined by extremely poor formatting.
One of the best recipe books out there.
Very simple recipes that often blow people away.