Last year I read quite some books, unconsciously, without much thought but entirely engrossed. It bought me peace and quiet. A big chunk of it was fiction.
As a challenge of not only equalling the amount of reading I get done, I also set myself up to expand on the topics to read. This has been hard so far.
Here is a list in reverse chronological order that I finished reading. I read 30 in all. 2 of which are audio books.
Notes: Heart touching, soul-crushing, nostalgia-inducing, poetry filled and an ecstasy evoking read.
Fiction straying not far from facts, blurred the lines between reality and imagined. The vivid descriptions of Delhi, J&K, the people and everything about India, has left me yearning to see them for myself in the new light shone by Arundhati Roy through her words
Rainer Maria Rilke
Notes: I always enjoy military non-fiction. This did not disapoint although it didn’t match up to my expectations of submarine warfare set with the Thunder Below: The USS Barb book
Arthur C. Clarke
Susan J. Fowler
Iain M. Banks
Notes: Very fascinating
William H. McRaven
First forray into politics and current affairs. I would love to read more of such books.
Notes: Literally tid bits of everything that lead to modern world.
Ben R. Rich
Notes: Nonfiction, Science, Spy planes, Engineering.
Arthur C. Clarke
Notes: Classic. Reminded me so much about Interstellar_the movie and_Rendezvous with rama
Notes: Feels like a spy novel. Hard to believe it is nonfiction.
Notes: different science fiction.
Notes: Fighter jets, their evolution, the role they played in conflicts around the world from before WW1, through WW2, Vietnam war, Desert Storm (Iraq) and further.
Notes: Different science fiction. Set in a world where souls can exist, thoughts and memories can be shared by means of mental contracts. Mind bending.