And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for, when I reveal the best books I read in 2015!
But first, the reading totals chart:
Not bad, not bad.
I recently mused a bit on books and mortality – given my current age and reading habits, it is unlikely I will have read 1000 more books before I die. On one hand, that’s a lot of books; but on the other hand, that only a fraction of the total number of books published in a single day. I wish there was a good way of knowing which books would be the most enjoyable before you spend the time reading them…
Anyway, without further ado…the awards!
Best fiction: The Martian. Now I just gotta go see the movie!
Fiction runner-up: Victus: The Fall of Barcelona. Interesting time period and bittersweet story.
Best non-fiction: To Conquer the Air. Yeah, go Wilbur!
Non-fiction runner-up: The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874 – 1932. Pretty good overview of pre-WWII 20th century history.