As a new year starts, I see lots of people vowing to read plenty of books in 2017. I love reading but I always struggle with finding the time, so with that in mind, I’ve decided to list the last dozen I read in an attempt to motivate me to the next 12. That’s only one a month after all. There are a couple of series in there, so I’ve classed those as one each.
|Leviathan Wakes by J Corey||The first in a long series of near future science fiction, recently adapted for TV and it's great!|
|Night Without Stars by Peter F Hamilton||The final book in Hamilton's 2 parter that finishes off his Commonwealth books. Satisfactory ending.|
|The Gentleman Bastard sequence by Scott Lynch||These are great, real sense of adventure and brilliant humour. Suffer a little if read back to back as a tad formulaic.|
|The Psychopath Test by John Ronson||One of two non fiction titles here, brilliantly funny but also great empathy from Ronson as he examines what a psychopath is.|
|The World of Ice and Fire||Well, GRRM isn't actually going to get a physical novel out any time soon is he?|
|Dancer's Lament Ian Esslemont||Another of the legion of Malazan spin off books, can't believe they're so well written given how many there are.|
|Memory, Sorrow and Thorn by Tad Williams||In my opinion, the best fantasy series ever, and I reread it as a new series is coming. WooHoo!|
|The Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe||Randall Munroe, of xkcd.com fame, uses an incredibly limited vocab to explain very complicated stuff. It's great|
* the astute among you might currently be railing at how that list isn’t 12 books long. It contains some series. You can even debate how long one of them is- it was 3 books in hardback, 4 in paperback.