The books I read this year

by Peter Rojas

One of my goals for 2011 was to read more, and while I fell short of my goal of reading a book every two weeks, I did manage to read more than did in 2010. Here's what I read this year:

  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  • At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach
  • Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  • The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking
  • The Great Stagnation by Tyler Cowen
  • The Lost Worlds of 2001 by Arthur C. Clarke
  • The New Capitalist Manifesto by Umair Haque
  • The Next Decade by George Friedman
  • Zero History by William Gibson

I also read all five A Song of Fire and Ice books by George R. R. Martin (I read through the first four in about a month so I could read the new one when it was released):

  • Game of Thrones 
  • A Clash of Kings 
  • A Storm of Swords
  • A Feast for Crows 
  • A Dance with Dragons 
I'm also in the middle of three books:

  • 1491 by Charles Mann
  • The Information by James Gleick
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson