I love books, I read a lot of fiction and sci-fi, but I also enjoy memoirs and graphic novels. Here I make lists of what I read each year. At the end of each year I write an overview of my favourite books, and, for the very best ones, there are “Book Everyone Should Read” posts on my Blog.


  1. S. A. Chakraborty: The City of Brass
  2. Ernest Cline: Ready Player One
  3. S. A. Chakraborty: The Kingdom of Copper
  4. Annalee Newitz: The Future of Another Timeline
  5. Jia Tolentino: Trick Mirror
  6. R. F. Kuang: The Poppy War
  7. Kiley Reid: Such a Fun Age
  8. R. F. Kuang: The Dragon Republic
  9. Jenny Lee: Anna K
  10. Martha Wells: Artificial Condition
  11. Martha Wells: Rogue Protocol
  12. John Scalzi: The Last Emperox
  13. Carrie Fisher: Wishful Drinking
  14. Aliette de Bodard: The Tea Master and the Detective
  15. S. L. Huang: Zero Sum Game
  16. Martha Wells: Exit Strategy
  17. S. L. Huang: Null Set
  18. S. L. Huang: Critical Point


  1. Ottessa Moshfegh: My Year of Rest and Relaxation
  2. Lisa Halliday: Asymmetry
  3. Mary Robinette Kowal: The Calculating Stars
  4. Mary Robinette Kowal: The Fated Sky
  5. Kara Cooney: When Women Ruled the World
  6. Paula McLain: A Mind of Her Own
  7. Arkady Martine: A Memory Called Empire
  8. Sy Montgomery: How to Be a Good Creature
  9. Louisa Hall: Trinity
  10. Becky Chambers: A Closed and Common Orbit
  11. Jane Yolen: Finding Baba Yaga
  12. Seanan McGuire: Every Heart a Doorway
  13. Victoria Schwab: This Savage Song
  14. Simon Rich: Miracle Workers
  15. Madhuri Shekar: Evil Eye
  16. Alissa Nutting: Tampa
  17. Martha Wells: All Systems Red
  18. Rob Dircks: Where the Hell is Tesla?
  19. Becky Chambers: Record of a Spaceborn Few
  20. Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman: Good Omens
  21. Sandhya Menon: When Dimple Met Rishi
  22. N. K. Jemisin: The Obelisk Gate
  23. Jeanette Winterson: Frankissstein
  24. Nnedi Okorafor: LaGuardia
  25. Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone: This is How You Lose the Time War
  26. Kamila Shamsie: Home Fire
  27. N. K. Jemisin: The Stone Sky
  28. John Scalzi: Lock In
  29. N. K. Jemisin: Emergency Skin
  30. Veronica Roth: Ark
  31. Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey: She Said
  32. Ronan Farrow: Catch and Kill
  33. John Scalzi: Head On
  34. Amor Towles: You Have Arrived at Your Destination
  35. Oyinkan Braithwaite: My Sister, the Serial Killer
  36. Krysten Ritter: Bonfire
  37. P. Djèlí Clark: A Dead Djinn in Cairo
  38. Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda: Monstress
  39. Becky Chambers: To Be Taught, If Fortunate
  40. P. Djèlí Clark: The Haunting of Tram Car 015
  41. Lily Brooks-Dalton: Good Morning, Midnight
  42. Rivers Solomon: The Deep
  43. N. K. Jemisin: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
  44. Cadwell Turnbull: The Lesson
  45. Mackenzi Lee: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
  46. Jeff VanderMeer: This World is Full of Monsters
  47. Lauren Gunderson: The Half-Life of Marie Curie
  48. Octavia Butler: Bloodchild
  49. Warsan Shire: Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth
  50. Tamsyn Muir: Gideon the Ninth


  1. Masha Gessen: The Future is History
  2. James S. A. Corey: Leviathan Wakes
  3. Caitlin Moran: How to Build a Girl
  4. Meg Wolitzer: The Interestings
  5. Shana Knizhnik, Irin Carmon: Notorious RBG
  6. Roxane Gay: Hunger
  7. Naomi Alderman: The Power
  8. André Aciman: Call Me By Your Name
  9. Jeffrey Kluger: Apollo 8
  10. Khaled Hosseini: The Kite Runner
  11. Adrian Tchaikovsky: Children of Time
  12. John Scalzi: Redshirts
  13. Benjamin Alire Saenz: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
  14. Jill Twiss: A Day in Life of Marlon Bundo
  15. Natalia Holt: Rise of the Rocket Girls
  16. Madeline Miller: The Song of Achilles
  17. Malala Yousafzai: I Am Malala
  18. Becky Chambers: The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet
  19. Ann Leckie: Ancillary Justice
  20. Iliza Shlesinger: Girl Logic
  21. Madeleine Albright: Fascism: A Warning
  22. Madeline Miller: Circe
  23. Nnedi Okorafor: Binti
  24. Meg Wolitzer: The Female Persuasion
  25. Blake Crouch: Dark Matter
  26. Angie Thomas: The Hate U Give
  27. Margaret Atwood: The Handmaid’s Tale
  28. Terry Pratchett: Guards! Guards!
  29. Ronan Farrow: War on Peace
  30. Ijeoma Oluo: So You Want to Talk About Race
  31. Deborah Harkness: A Discovery of Witches
  32. Rhoda Belleza: Empress of a Thousand Skies
  33. Jane Austen: Emma
  34. John Scalzi: The Consuming Fire
  35. Maya Angelou: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  36. Angela Saini: Inferior
  37. Jill Santopolo: The Light We Lost
  38. Ursula K. Le Guin: Nine Lives
  39. Terry Pratchett: Mort
  40. N. K. Jemisin: The Fifth Season


  1. Han Kang: The Vegetarian
  2. Donal Ryan: The Spinning Heart
  3. Jeff Chang: We Gon’ Be Alright
  4. Toni Morrison: Beloved
  5. Kate Chopin: The Awakening
  6. Frank Herbert: Dune
  7. Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird
  8. Al Franken: Giant of the Senate
  9. Trevor Noah: Born a Crime
  10. Aziz Ansari: Modern Romance
  11. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
  12. Al Franken: Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them
  13. Timothy Snyder: On Tyranny
  14. Heinrich Harrer: Seven Years in Tibet
  15. H. G. Wells: The War of the Worlds
  16. Hillary Rodham Clinton: What Happened
  17. Andy Weir: The Martian
  18. Paul Beatty: The Sellout
  19. Brian Greene: Light Falls
  20. John Scalzi: The Collapsing Empire
  21. Arthur C. Clarke: 2001: A Space Odyssey
  22. Rupi Kaur: Milk and Honey
  23. Andy Weir: Artemis
  24. Lawrence Krauss: The Greatest Story Ever Told – So Far
  25. John Scalzi: The Dispatcher
  26. Yuval Noah Harari: Homo Deus
  27. Carrie Fisher: The Princess Diarist
  28. Robin Sloan: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
  29. Hope Jahren: Lab Girl
  30. Kameron Hurley: The Stars Are Legion
  31. George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo
  32. Tiffany Haddish: The Last Black Unicorn

2015 – 2016

  1. Emily St. John Mandel: Station Eleven
  2. Alice Munroe: Dear Life
  3. Yannick Grannec: The Goddess of Small Victories
  4. R. J. Palacio: Wonder
  5. Elena Ferrante: My Brilliant Friend
  6. Elena Ferrante: The Story of a New Name
  7. Elena Ferrante: Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
  8. Elena Ferrante: The Story of the Lost Child
  9. Charles Duhigg: The Power of Habit
  10. Hanya Yanagihara: A Little Life
  11. David Vann: Aquarium
  12. Zadie Smith: White Teeth
  13. Graeme Simion: The Rosie Project
  14. Milan Kundera: The Festival of Insignificance
  15. Jeanette Winterson: Gut Symmetries
  16. John Updike: Gertrude and Claudius
  17. Sheryl Sandberg: Lean In
  18. Jonas Jonasson: The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden
  19. Juli Zeh: Gaming Instinct
  20. Kazuo Ishiguro: Never Let Me Go
  21. Marguerite Duras: The Lover
  22. Hilary du Pre and Piers du Pre: A Genius in the Family
  23. Blair Tindall: Mozart in the Jungle
  24. Michel Faber: The Crimson Petal and the White
  25. Vit Sliva: Navrsi

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