Reading, I suppose, is a hobby. I don’t think to add it as an interest on social profiles or applications, but reading for pleasure it is something I do daily. Since a large amount of my work day is reading and editing non-fiction my pleasure reading is mostly non-fiction. Here’s a partial list of the books I have read in 2019.
- Island of the Lost: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World – two groups shipwrecked on the same island. There different approaches to survival made this one of my favorite books of the year.
- Trance – a hypnotic psycho murderer thriller.
- Jesus Cow – a novel by Michael Perry. I am about half-finished and waiting for library renewal.
- Good Sam (A Kate Bradley mystery) – also a Netflix movie. A firefighter is a hero and a journalist chases fires and the story of annonymous cash gifts.
- Montaigne in Barn Boots – Michael Perry, one of my favorite authors, gets philosophical and I got bogged down with his self-critique. I am about 50% done with the book and hope to finish when it renews from my library.
- Off the Grid: My Ride from Louisiana to the Panama Canal in an Electric Car – a hard to like Tesla owner chronicles driving a Tesla Model S from Houston to Panama City.
- The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: A Lisbeth Salander novel – just as gripping and page turning as Steig Larsson’s original books.
- The Rescue (Ryan Decker Book 1) – former special ops soldier takes apart human trafficking ring.
- One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence – young adult D&D that doesn’t live up to Ready Player One or Stranger Things comparisons.
- Calypso by David Sedaris – short essays by the famous humorist.
- Artemis by Andy Weir – a crime caper on the moon by the author of the Martian (a much better book).
- Educated: A memoir by Tara Westover – a terrific biography of personal achievement and family.
- Red Moon by Kim Stanley Robinson – a moon-based drama about politics in China.
- The Killer Collective by Barry Eisler – a crime thriller of a rogue cop and friends breaking up an international crime syndicate.
- Version Control by Dexter Palmer – I am not sure if I finished this book I began in January.
Most of my reading is on a Kindle Fire 10.