Since I decided to stick with tea for a while, it seemed reasonable to purchase yet another way to make coffee. This one turned out to be delicious though.

My “The Books I Read List for 2018”

This year was interesting in many ways and in terms of my reading list especially.

For starters I started out rather strong and finished a couple of books right in the beginning of the year, and then I explored Audiobooks, which was the moment, when thing got, not necessarily out of hand, but surely a bit wild.

Once I started to read audiobooks two things happened almost immediately:

  1. The time I spent reading an actual book declined almost immediately (this has also to do with the fact that I prefer focussing on one book at the time)
  2. The time spent listening to podcasts declining equally dramatically. This is something that I always was thinking during all the Audible ads during podcasts: what I start listening to those, I will stop listening to this. Guess what, it happened. At the moment I have a developed a bit better balance, usually catching up with some shows once I have finished another book.

But now the books. First the actual books, and then the audiobooks. Technically there are a few audio-dramas in between, but I kept them in anyway. Also, I did not link to the book either, kind of was too lazy for that.

The Books

  1. James S.A. Corey: Persepolis Rising
  2. Dan Brown: Origin
  3. John Scalzi: Your Hatemail Will Be Graded
  4. Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman: Good Omens
  5. V.A.Schwab: Vicous

The Audiobooks

  1. Douglas Adams: Life, the Universe and Everything
  2. Douglas Adams: Mostly Harmless
  3. Douglas Adams: So long, and thanks for all the fish
  4. Douglas Adams: The Hitchhikers Guide
  5. Douglas Adams: The Restaurant at the end of the world
  6. Ernest Cline: Ready Player One
  7. Martha Wells: All Systems Red
  8. Martha Wells: Exit Strategy
  9. Martha Wells: Rogue Protocol
  10. Martha Wells: Artificial Condition
  11. William Peter Blatty: The Exorcist
  12. Ransom Riggs: Library Of Souls
  13. Ransom Riggs: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children
  14. Ransom Riggs: Hollow City
  15. Stephen King: Elevated
  16. Stephen Hawking: A Brief History Of Time
  17. Margaret Atwood: The Handmaid’s Tale
  18. Stephen Fry: Mythos -The Greek Myths Retold
  19. Stephen Fry: Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets
  20. Neil Degrasse Tyson: Astrophysics for People in A Hurry
  21. Neil Gaiman: Neverwhere
  22. Tim Lebbon, Dirk Maggs: Alien – Out Of The Shadows
  23. George R.R. Martin: Nightflyers and Other Stories
  24. John Scalzi: The Consuming Fire
  25. John Scalzi: The Android’s Dream
  26. John Scalzi: The Redshirts
  27. John Scalzi: Agent To The Stars
  28. John Scalzi: Head On
  29. John Scalzi: The End Of All Things
  30. John Scalzi: The Human Division
  31. John Scalzi: Zoe’s Tale
  32. John Scalzi: The Collapsing Empire
  33. John Scalzi: Lock In
  34. Jason Dark: John Sinclair Compilation 4-7
  35. N.K. Nemesin: The Stone Sky
  36. N.K. Nemesin: The Obelisk Gate
  37. N.K. Nemesin: The Fifth Season
  38. Jonathan Maberry: Lullaby
  39. Michael McDowell: Blackwater – The Complete Saga
  40. Herbie Hancock: Possibilities
  41. Joe Harris, Chris Carter, Dikr Maggs: The X-Files – Cold Cases
  42. Sir Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes – The Definite Collection
  43. Daniel José Older: The Last Shot
  44. Peter Clines: The Fold
  45. Peter Clines: 14

45 audiobooks! I’m sure there are people that have been listening to more, but I think this is quite an achievement. For my yearly stats post I had already calculated that this sums up to 23 days and 1 hour listening to audiobooks.

I’m looking forward to see how my list for next year is going to look like.

Finished the audiobook of Clive Barker’s Hellbound Heart the other day. Really liked the book, even though I found some developments in the story a bit peculiar. But then again, it’s a horror story and/or I might have missed something. 📚