Thursday, June 14, 2012

Books of the Year

We're half way through the year and so far its been a really great reading year for me. (Unlike last year which was a bit sparse.) I've read 32 books, which is quite a bit above my normal average and most of them have been really rather good. Here's the 11 books that got As in my little notebook in chronological order: 

January: Arguably - Christopher Hitchens 

February: Platform - Michel Houllebecq; Slaughter's Hound - Declan Burke

March: The Complete Essays of George Orwell; The Art of Fielding - Chad 
Harbach; The Red Queen - Matt Ridley

April: Vanished Kingdoms - Norman Davies; The Nameless Dead - Brian McGilloway

May: Bring Up The Bodies - Hilary Mantel; Manhunt - Peter Bergen

June: 2312 - Kim Stanley Robinson