I read a lot of this books. This year was no exception. Not including a few books which I gave away and can’t remember reading, and a few books that I read on my computer (mostly code books), here is my list of books I read this year, in alphabetical order by first author. I love talking about books; if you’ve read any of these, drop me a line and let’s chat! I’ve bolded the ones I found particularly good.

The most influential books I read this year were: My Struggle by Karl-Ove Knausgård, and Of Walking in Ice by Werner Herzog. They’ve redefined what I thought was possible with writing.

  • Amanda Palmer - The Art of Asking
  • Amy Tan - World on Fire
  • Andy Weir - The Martian
  • Bill Waterson - Calvin and Hobbes
  • Bill Waterson - Scientific Progress Goes Boink!
  • Bill Waterson - Something Under the Bed is Drooling
  • Bill Waterson - Weirdos from Another Planet
  • Bill Waterson - Yukon Ho!
  • Brandon Sanderson - Mistborn
  • Brandon Sanderson - The Hero of Ages
  • Brandon Sanderson - The Well of Ascension
  • Brandon Sanderson - The Way of Kings
  • Brandon Sanderson - Words of Radiance
  • David Deida - The Way of the Superior Man
  • David Troupes - Parsimony
  • David Troupes - Renaming of the Birds
  • David Troupes - The Simple Men
  • Democracy, A Very Short Introduction
  • Donald Hall - Essays After Eighty
  • Douglas Adams - The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
  • Elie Wiesel - Night
  • Elizabeth Speare - The Sign of the Beaver
  • Frank Herbert - Dune Messiah
  • Gary Snyder - The Back Country
  • Gary Snyder - This Present Moment
  • Gary Synder - Riprap & Cold Mountain Poems
  • Gene Wolfe - A Cabin on the Coast
  • Gene Wolfe - The Ziggurat
  • Haruki Murakami - What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
  • Hermann Hesse - Siddhartha
  • James C. Richards - Better is Better
  • James D. Watson - Avoid Boring People
  • Josh Waitzkin - The Art of Learning
  • JRR Tolkien - The Book of Lost Tales 1
  • JRR Tolkien - The Book of Lost Tales 2
  • JRR Tolkien - The Fall of Arthur
  • JRR Tolkien - The Hobbit
  • JRR Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings
  • Karl Ove Knausgård - My Struggle, vol. 1
  • Karl Ove Knausgård - My Struggle, vol. 2
  • Karuho Shiina - Kimi no todoke
  • Ken Follett - The Pillars of the Earth
  • Kenji Yoshino - A Thousand Times More Fair
  • Leo Babauta - Zen to Done
  • Leo Tolstoy - What Men Live By
  • Mark Salzman - Iron and Silk
  • Matthew Inman - How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
  • Neil Gaimain - American Gods
  • Neil Gaiman - The Ocean at the End of the Lane
  • Pablo Neruda - The Sea and the Bells
  • Pablo Neruda - Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
  • Patrick Rothfuss - The Name of the Wind
  • Patrick Rothfuss - The Wise Man’s Fear
  • Ray Bradbury - Fahrenheit 451
  • Raymond Fiest - Magician: Apprentice
  • Rebecca West - The Return of the Soldier
  • Robert Pirsig - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Robin Hobb - Assassin’s Apprentice
  • Robin Hobb - Assassin’s Quest
  • Robin Hobb - Royal Assassin
  • Robin Sloan - Mr Penumbras 24 Hour Bookshop
  • Ryan North - Poor Yorick
  • Ryan North - To Be or Not To Be
  • Seth Grahame-Smith - Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  • Seth Grahame-Smith - Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies
  • Terry Pratchett - Making Money
  • Thomas Aquinas - On Being and Essence
  • To-ru Zekuu - Shiki Tsukai
  • Ursula le Guin - Searoad
  • Various - As You Were, Punx Comics
  • Walter Isaacson - Benjamin Franklin
  • Werner Herzog - Of Walking in Ice
  • WB Yeats - The Tower
  • William Carlos Williams - Selected Poems


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29 December 2015

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