My 2008 new year’s resolution (which I posted in March) was to read 12 books during 2008. I ended up reading more than double of that. Here are all of them, in a more or less chronological order. The ones in bold are titles I highly recommend:
- Childhood’s End, Arthur C Clarke
- Robot Dreams, Isaac Asimov
- The Braided World, Key Kenyon
- The Songs of Distant Earth, Arthur C Clarke
- Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny
- Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card
- Speaker for The Dead, Orson Scott Card
- Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein
- The Gods Themselves, Isaac Asimov – My Review
- 84 Charing Cross Road, Helene Hanff
- Foundation, Isaac Asimov
- Marketing Yourself, Hermawan Kertajaya (in Indonesian).
- Dying of The Light, George R. R. Martin.
- The Dragons of Eden, Carl Sagan.
- Lord of The Flies, William Golding.
- Gateway, Frederik Pohl.
- Rant, Chuk Palahniuk.
- Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut.
- Ubik, Phillip K. Dick.
- Old Man’s War, John Scalzi.
- Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury.
- A Scanner Darkly, Phillip K. Dick.
- Against The Fall of Night, Arthur C Clarke.
- Passenger To Frankfurt (Indonesian ver), Agatha Christie.
- Martian Time-Slip, Philip K. Dick.
- The Children of Men, P.D. James.
- Yiddish Policemen’s Union, Michael Chabon.
- Broca’s Brain, Carl Sagan.
- The Ghost Brigades, John Scalzi.
- A Fire Upon The Deep, Vernor Vinge.
Yep, thirty! From all of them, the most memorable titles of 2008 are Stranger in a Strange Land and A Fire Upon The Deep. You definitely got to read them!
It was an amazing ride, reading all those interesting stories. What about my 2009 New Year’s resolution? That’s for another post ;)
Happy New Year.