Following in the footsteps of Julian Ware-Lane, I’ve decided to take a look at the books I’ve read in the year gone by. My memory is a little, shall we say, bad, so I’ve used Goodreads and this blog as a reference tool.
In 2014, I read:
- “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood
- “News from Unknown Countries” by Tim Lees
- “The Concrete Grove” by Gary McMahon
- “Interzone #250” ed. Andy Cox
- “Black Static #38” ed. Andy Cox
- “The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens who made England” by Dan Jones
- “Interzone #251” ed. Andy Cox
- “The Boy with the Porcelain Blade” by Den Patrick
- “The Norman Conquest” by Marc Morris
- “A History of the Vikings” by Gwyn Jones
- “Black Static #39” ed. Andy Cox
- “Cold Turkey” by Carole Johnstone
- “Robot Uprisings” ed. Daniel H. Wilson and John Joseph Adams
- “Interzone #252” ed. Andy Cox
- “Black Static #40” ed. Andy Cox
- “Hellblazer: Original Sins” by Jamie Delano
- “Interzone #253” ed. Andy Cox
- “Looking for Jake” by China Meiville
- “Civil War” by Mark Millar
- “Black Static #41” ed. Andy Cox
- “Scruffians! Stories of Better Sodomites” by Hal Duncan
- “Rhapsody: Notes on Strange Fictions” by Hal Duncan
- “Interzone #254” ed. Andy Cox
- “Black Static 42” ed. Andy Cox
- “Solaris Rising 3: The New Solaris Book of Science Fiction” ed. Ian Whates
- “Empire of the Deep: The Rise and Fall of the British Navy” by Ben Wilson
So that’s 26 books altogether. Not too shabby.
I set out to read a good mix of fiction and non-fiction, and developed something of a taste for history. Only four out of the twenty six were non-fiction, but they were fairly hefty tomes. I’m hoping to do a bit more of the non-fiction side in 2015.
A number of these (5) were read specifically to review for Interzone, something which has provided an opportunity to widen my horizons and read something a bit different.
If I was doing New Year’s resolutions (which I’m definitely almost certainly not) then reading more books would, I think, be a good candidate.