I was thinking of doing a list of the books I read last year, I had been keeping track. But I realised that with conventions and interviews (for a job I didn't get), I rather let this go in the last few months. I remember I read a few things on my phone, the Colour out of Space and the Dunwich Horror (to keep up with the podcast), also, checking my Amazon and Abebooks accounts, I've also read:
- Angelica Lost and Found by Russell Hoban (fun but a bit samey)
- Topology of a Phantom City by Alain Robbe-Grillet (interesting but stuck in period misogyny).
- Some George Saunders short stories from In Persuasion Nation and Civilwarland in Bad Decline (great stuff)
- Possessed: The Secret of Myslotch: A Gothic Novel by Witold Gombrowicz (definitely a thirties novel, a bit like a Richard Sala graphic novel it has dark hints under its breezy exterior)
The last book I read last year was Tec Chiang's The Lifecycle of Software Objects, a dispassionate tale of how AI might be created. But it is Chiang so you've got to read it.