Following on from Carisenda’s ‘book reading shame’, here is a list of what I got through in 2006. In 2005 I finished every Stephen Ambrose book he’d published and generally overdosed on WWII factual history a bit too much. Men of Valour is worth a read if you’re interested in getting introduced to that type of thing.
Last year I read into the history of programming, hackers and Apple a bit —and while visiting Japan I was introduced to Haruki Murakami, without a doubt the best fictional work I have read in years. His books remind me of stories you’d expect from a Studio Ghibli production.
(I know some people can read this many books in a couple of months, I tell myself, reading slowly, I’m getting more out of them …)
Anyone else got any books to recommend ?