#1: A Hologram for the King // Dave Eggers
Fiction | Paperback | 312 pages
I picked up this novel without much thought during a book binge at Eslite in December, one of half a dozen paperbacks grabbed from the promotional tables near the registers. After quickly reading another of my book binge finds, Orphan Train (recommended!), I thought I’d be able to finish another story by the end of 2016, but alas, it is now a new year and A Hologram for the King has become my first book of 2017. Here’s my review.
#2: The Inevitable // Kevin Kelly
Non-Fiction | Audiobook | 11h30m
When it comes to the non-fiction books that really stick with me, I'd say books about the future rank mostly highly. Kevin Kelly's The Inevitable is one of a number of books published in 2016 dealing with technological evolution and how it will impact our world -- should you read it? Here's my opinion.
#3: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street // Natasha Pulley
Fiction | Paperback | 336 pages
To begin, a warning: DO NOT Google this book or read reviews before buying it, lest the ending be ruined for you. I'm certainly glad I didn't, as popping the title into Google during the writing of this review immediately displayed search suggestions with spoilers. (Come on, Google!)
With that said, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is easily the best book I've read so far in 2017, and you should definitely read it. Here's my spoiler-free review.
#4: Dear Mr. M // Herman Koch
Fiction | Paperback | 400 pages
I've been on a fiction binge this month, as I tend to do when work gets hectic and the brainpower required for reading non-fiction begins to make it feel like more work. Thus, the my 4th read of 2017 brought me to the Dutch writer Herman Koch's Dear Mr. M, my first read by this author. Here's what I thought.
What I'm Reading: Going Solo // Eric Klinenberg
This is my 86th read of 2018, though I’ve been working my way through it for a few months already. Eric Klinenberg’s Going Solo sheds light on the rising trend of living alone, which I can related to as the head of a one-person, one-dog, one-cat household. Is solo living or good bad for societies and individuals? Let’s find out.