Books Read in 2016

This is mostly for my records:

Non-Violence Mark Kurlansky
In Brasil Fran Bryson (ms)
The Cardinal’s Blades Pierre Pevel
David and Goliath Malcolm Gladwell
Before They Are Hanged Joe Abercrombie
Last Argument of Kings Joe Abercrombie
Love and Romanpunk Tansy Rayner Roberts
The Book of the Damned Tanith Lee
Days of Blood and Starlight Laini Taylor
Dreams of Gods and Monsters Laini Taylor
Castle of Dark Tanith Lee
The Hare With the Amber Eyes Edmund de Waal
You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) Felicia Day
Illuminae Jay Kristoff & Aime Kaufman
Throne of Glass Sarah J. Maas
Arkanae Lynette Noni
Hindsight Melanie Casey

So 17 books. Several kinds of books – fantasy, crime, travel, non-fiction, short story collection. A variety of authors – Aussie, French, UK, and US authors, 6 male/9 female authors. I wish I’d read more, but I struggle to read fiction when I’m writing it. Which is where I’m at right now.

2 thoughts on “Books Read in 2016

  1. I hadn’t spotted that Mark Kurlansky, although I’ve loved his other stuff.
    Glad to hear you are deep in writing fiction. We chose paperback format for this trilogy, so I’m a bit behind but loved the first book.
    I can see why reading fiction might get in the way of writing it. Must be frustrating though.

  2. Thanks, Trudi – I was feeling dispirited that I’d finished reading only 24 books for the year. Another 5 started and abandoned. I used to feel guilty if I gave up on a book, but now I’ve decided my time is too precious to waste on something that is not giving me anything in return. But that still adds up to only 29 books attempted for the year – I used to read over a hundred. I could blame my work (editing), but it’s also that I’m not commuting, and trains are a great place to get reading done.

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