Science Fiction

I managed to read 1 more book in 2019 than I did in 2018 and I didn’t wait until May to write about them. So I feel pretty good about that. But one book different is basically the margin of error with book you start in 1 year and end is the second. It’s interesting look look at my GoodReads “My Year in Books”. They give a page count (which is a little strange given I mostly listen to audio book, but it’s probably roughly accurate).
I finished 25 books in 2017. Not bad. I got the number up from last year but I think it’s mostly because I read lots of “fun” books. Lots of fantasy. Another factor is that now with 2 children I have less time for things like movies and TV shows, audiobooks and podcasts are what I have time and energy for these days. Non-Fiction Politics: The Dictator’s Handbook by Bruce Bueno De Mesquita and Alastair Smith it great.
According to what I tracked on Good Reads, I finished 20 books is 2017. I feel OK about that. I wish I had a done a bit more “serious” reading, there was a lot of entertainment in there, but it was all fun (at least most of the time) and even in the fluff there were some interesting ideas. Non-Fiction Politics: The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt is one of my favorite books of all time and one of the most important books I’ve read.
The bad news is I only read 17 books in 2015. However I feel pretty good about that because I read all 10 of The Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson, which are all massive. All 10 averaged well over 40 hours a piece. It’s kinda scary to think I spent so much time listening to those books. Recording them must have been a massive undertaking. The Malazan books were good books, an absolutely massive world with lots of interesting stuff going on, however I may have over done it.
I think I’m going to start writing an annual blog post about my favorite books every year. Here’s this years run down. In case you are wondering I don’t actually have a memory capable of remembering all the books I’ve read this year and what I thought of them, but I’ve been logging my reading at and that makes it easy. Here they are in no particular order. I’m probably going to try to stick to one book per category.