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Books I Read This Year

Had some good reads this year. Recs are welcome, but I think I'm going to try out the Song of Ice and Fire series next because 1. I want to be in the loop and 2. my friends won't shut the fuck up about it.
1Billy Woods
History Will Absolve Me


Heart Of Darkness by Joseph Conrad - Read it for a class. Dense and disorienting as fuck, but so rewarding. One of those books that one only fully appreciates after finishing it and thinking about it for a while. 4.5/5
2Earthless
Rhythms From A Cosmic Sky


A Passage To India by E. M. Forster - Also read this for a class. The story, particularly the first half is gauge-my-eyes-out boring, but I'll be damned if E. M. Forster wasn't one of the most talented writers I've ever read. His prose flows so well. 3/5
3Art Blakey
Moanin'


Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe - Yet again, for the same class. Awesome fucking books. Lots of internal conflict, struggle, and yams. Depressing as fuck. 4/5
4Bastro
Sing the Troubled Beast


Waiting For The Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee - If you couldn't guess, this class was on modern fiction. Solid read. Plagued with pretty boring sections and Coetzee's writing itself isn't all that intriguing but it was generally spiced up with some cool ideas. 3.5/5
5Moss Icon
Lyburnum


White Teeth by Zadie Smith - Probably the best book I've read all year. It was the post-modern installment in the aforementioned class. Compelling characters, witty as fuck writing and downright hilarious. One of my favorites of all time for sure. 5/5
6Andrew Bird
Hands Of Glory


Watership Down by Richard Adams - Had been slowly but surely reading this throughout the school year whenever I could find time, which wasn't often. Once I was out of school and found more free time on my hands, I basically read the last 1/3 of this book in one sitting cause of how much the last 100 pages or so ruled. Epic as fuck. Rabbits. 4.5/5
7Meneguar
Strangers In Our House


Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy by Douglas Adams - Huge knowledge gap on my part having never read this, thought I'd fill it. Quick, hilarious read. Definitely makes you think about how little mankind knows, and the distinct possibility of what we do know being ridiculously wrong. 4/5
8Esmerine
Aurora


A Hero Of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov - I'm pretty uncultured in Russian lit. so I figured I'd dive into it here. Main character is such an awesome Byronic asshole. Has some badass duels and shit. 4/5
9Lungfish
Pass and Stow


Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut - Decided to go on a Vonnegut binge this summer because he's so easy to read while still being utterly brilliant. Solid book all the way through. Goes by pretty fast. 3.5/5
10Bitch Magnet
Umber


Godbless You, Mr. Rosewater by Kurt Vonnegut - The first 95% of the book is good but nothing special, but it's not until the last chapter where it really hits you. Definitely a pleasant surprise. 4/5
11Kidcrash
Jokes


Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut - Considered one of his classics. Crude, insane humor with a nice dose of meta. Written from a very matter-of-fact perspective, even for Vonnegut's standards. The drawings in here are awesome. 4/5
12Piglet
lava land


The Fall by Albert Camus - He drops pretty much any semblance of narrative here to pretty much jerk himself off on the page. I mean even the narrative in The Stranger was paper-thin but it's all it really needed to make that book awesome. A lot of cool ideas and everything, but the vehicle in which it's delivered has broken down and requires the reader the push it to its destination. 2.5/5
13Dirty Three
Ocean Songs


Life Of Pi by Yann Martel - Had been meaning to read this for a while, so when I saw that there was a movie coming out I decided it was time. Really, REALLY enjoyed this. Deals with religious identity, companionship and the anti-climactic, sweet sorrow of parting. Also the movie was way better than I thought it was going to be. 4/5
14 Tom Waits
Frank's Wild Years


Trout Fishing In America by Richard Brautigan - Such an oddball of a book. Filled with ~2 page short stories about random shit, loosely chronicling his travels. 4/5
15This Heat
Deceit


Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon - I'm about a 1/4 through this post-modern beast of a book. So goddamn dense it's not even funny, but I'm definitely enjoying it so far. Will easily take me the rest of the year to finish. ?/5
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