I just reviewed all my books I read over the last year. Here are the ones that stick with me.
- All Systems Red by Martha Wells. The first in a super fun science fiction series
- Still life by Louise Penny. The first in her series featuring Inspector Gamache, every entry I’ve read in the series is great.
- Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher. Hilarious series of letters from a disgruntled professor
On the nonfiction side:
- The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan. Won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but if you’ve spent time on the lakes, worth a read
- The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World by Catherine Nixey. Probably will upset some readers.
- Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou. Wow, so much bad behavior by so many people.
- Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever by Rick Wilson. Lots of competition for books shining a light on our current “President”, this was my favorite.
- Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser. Wow we have had so many near misses. And this is nuclear weapons — how much slop and error is there in other governmental and corporate processes (say, drug testing) where the stakes are much lower?
Welcome any comments or reading ideas from others!