Sunday, January 1, 2017

Reading log, 2016

Here it is, my annual reading list, for 2016.

Far and away my favorite of the year was The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair. Never having read it until this year, I was surprised that it's a pro-socialism book, not an anti-food-packing-industry book. Said Sinclair about the novel after its publication: “I aimed at the public’s heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach.”

  • Elizabeth Gaskell
    Cranford (1853)

  • G. K. Chesterton
    The Innocence of Father Brown (1911)

  • Oscar Wilde
    The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)

  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    Gift From the Sea (1955)

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    A Study in Scarlet (1887)

  • Charlie Jane Anders
    All the Birds in the Sky (2016)

  • Oscar Wilde
    The Importance of Being Earnest (1895)

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    The Sign of the Four (1890)

  • Herb Sutter and Andrei Alexandrescu
    C++ Coding Standards (2005)

  • Upton Sinclair
    The Jungle (1906)

  • H. G. Wells
    The War of the Worlds (1897)

  • Charlotte Brontë
    Jane Eyre (1847)

  • Theodore Sturgeon
    More Than Human (1953)

  • Hugh Howey
    Wool (2012)

  • Emily St. John Mandel
    Station Eleven (2014)

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