2014 Reading Review

Another year, another book count and retrospective post.  (Note that this year I merged blogs; Quo Legatis was the old name for my reading blog.)

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Biography 1 3 2 3 2
Fantasy 1 3 5 2 2
Fiction 3 5 3 4 2 3
Non-fiction 5 7 4 6 4 18
Sci-fi 7 3 6 7 1 6
YA 1 5 1 1 2
Grand Total 18 26 21 23 11 29

An all-time* reading total record and a spectacular recovery from last year!  Somewhat helped by 3 cross-country trips this summer-fall … got just about two books read while sitting on airplanes each trip (one outbound, one inbound).

(*since I began this blog … pretty sure I read much more in years past when life was not so busy.)

My best books of the year:

1491 and 1493 – fascinating looks before and after a year which changed the world

Other recommended books:

Nothing to Envy – North Korea is a horrible place.  ‘Nuff said.

A Short History of Nearly Everything – a fun history of science (fun? science?  yes!)

The Islanders – just a little bit weird … basically a collection of chapters from many good (non-existent) novels

Predator – because I am an engineer and liked the story of overcoming challenges to create something useful.  And missiles.

House of Suns – lots of interesting future history and a decent story

 

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