52 Books in 52 Weeks (What I Read in 2017)
01 Jan 2018
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- * The Three-Body Problem – This series was an instant favorite for me. These books tell a fascinating story (in a somewhat unconventional style) and constantly keep you on your toes until the very end. A lot of really clever things happen, and they manage to evoke a wide variety of emotions throughout the story. Their author is Chinese (and originally wrote them in Chinese, for a Chinese audience), which I think makes them feel very different from things I typically read.
- * The Expanse – This series is a ton of fun. Space opera with interesting characters, intriguing politics, gripping action, thought-provoking conflict, clever innovation, and a believable vision for the future of humanity. It’s not the best at any of those, but the complete package adds up to something really solid. I also think that each novel is better than the previous, in contrast to lots of series that start off with a bang and then go downhill. By far, the worst thing about these books is that reading them will make you want to watch the TV show (which isn’t nearly as good.)
- The Peripheral
- The Obelisk Gate
- New York 2140
- Seven Surrenders
- Woken Furies
- How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
- The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.
- * Dark Matter – This is a fun thriller that I cranked through in a single day.
- A Dance with Dragons
- The Stone Sky
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