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Offline Sawyer

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Favorites of 2017
« on: December 24, 2017, 01:11:31 PM »
New-ish books
March Graphic Novels - John Lewis
The Sellout - Paul Beatty
Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy - Ta-nehisi Coates

Other Stuff
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay - Michael Chabon
The Song Of The Dodo: Island Biogeography In An Age Of Extinctions - David Quammen
Discworld 1-5 - Terry Pratchett

Most Evil Character Encountered
Lewis Strauss and his sick vendetta against Oppenheimer in American Prometheus by Kai Bird

My mission to read more books by women failed miserable this year, but I managed to inject a little more diversity into my reading list.

Offline fuzzyMarmot

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Re: Favorites of 2017
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2017, 09:50:06 PM »
Thanks for posting this, Sawyer! I always enjoy your recommendations.

Here are a few of my favorites for the year:

Fiction
Sing, Unburied, Sing--Jesmyn Ward
The Heart's Invisible Furies--John Boyne
Stephen Florida--Gabe Habash
Panchinko--Min Jin Lee
The Idiot--Elif Batuman

Non-fiction
The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia--Mahsa Gessen
The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land--Thomas Asbridge
American Kingpin--Nick Bilton
All Out War: The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain's Political Class--Tim Shipman

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Re: Favorites of 2017
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2017, 03:03:17 AM »
My favourite book I read for the year was The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin
I also enjoyed the 2 sequels The Dark Forest & Death's End

I also liked:
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss

I am in the middle of one of Bob's recommendation and really loving it. We are Legion (We are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor

Non-Fiction: Yellow & Black: A Season with Richmond
How Star Wars Conquered the Universe.

 

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