Here it is! The annual post you have all been clamoring for.
In review, Kindred was a great book. Hot damn! Go read it now! And the book that's a huge interview with DFW was amazing. That reminds me, I need to see that movie.
Looking over it, I can see I spent a lot time reading books about productivity and work. There are a few books on here from the same topic that I didn't even finish. I guess 2015 was all about business time.
Also, no idea why I read Drop City followed immediately by Open City. City time? Drop City was good by the way.
So, here's the complete list:
- Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur by Derek Sivers (4 stars)
- The New World: A Novel by Chris Adrian (4 stars)
- An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine (3 stars)
- The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt (3 stars)
- Fiskadoro by Denis Johnson (3 stars)
- The Martian by Andy Weir (5 stars)
- Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon (4 stars)
- The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 by David McCullough (4 stars)
- The Ghost Network by Catie Disabato (3 stars)
- The Son by Jo Nesbø (3 stars)
- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (4 stars)
- We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates (4 stars)
- The Three by Sarah Lotz (3 stars)
- The Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell (4 stars)
- Kindred by Octavia E. Butler (5 stars)
- Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace by David Lipsky (5 stars)
- In the Country of Last Things by Paul Auster (4 stars)
- The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta (3 stars)
- Skippy Dies by Paul Murray (4 stars)
- This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz (4 stars)
- Open City by Teju Cole (3 stars)
- Drop City by T.C. Boyle (4 stars)
- The Shambling Guide to New York City (The Shambling Guides, #1) by Mur Lafferty (3 stars)
- Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (5 stars)
- So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport (4 stars)
- Safety Tips for Living Alone (Kindle Single) (Electric Literature's Recommended Reading Book 133) (3 stars)
- Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data by Charles Wheelan (4 stars)
- Data Smart: Using Data Science to Transform Information into Insight by John W. Foreman (4 stars)
- Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy (3 stars)
- Bit Literacy: Productivity in the Age of Information and E-mail Overload by Mark Hurst (3 stars)
- Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1) by Ann Leckie (4 stars)
- Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin (3 stars)
If you are curious, I use a python script to generate the list of books. (You'll need your Goodreads key in order to use it.) Then I just paste it into GNU Emacs.
You can see the other years here. I've managed to do this for 5 years running. Hooray for narcissistic me!