BooksRonRead2015

Books Ron read in 2015

Book titles link to the work's page on LibraryThing?.

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A poor showing this year of 44 books, compared to my usual book a week, and to last year's 71 books, almost 30 more books than this year. I'm prioritizing reading higher from now on.

Favorites this year: the Toki Pona book (#21), Seveneves (#22), the Southern Reach Trilogy (#34, 35, and 37), and the two readily-available Tékumel novels (#41 and 42).


  1. Emacs Chats: conversations about a way of life, Sacha Chua, 2014, 17 Jan
  2. A No-Excuses Guide to Blogging, Sacha Chua, 2014, 26 Jan
  3. The Wandering Earth: Classic Science Fiction Collection, Liu Cixin, 2013, 7 Mar
  4. Thirsty, Swimming in the Lake: Essentials of Constructive Living, David K. Reynolds, 1991, 7 Mar
  5. Rainbow rising from a stream: the natural way to well-being, David K. Reynolds, 1992, 16 Mar
  6. The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking, Oliver Burkeman, 2013, 28 Mar
  7. Schlock Mercenary Book 15: Delegates and Delegation, Howard Tayler, 2015, 28 Mar (volume of webcomic read online)
  8. Raising Steam, Terry Pratchett, 2013, 31 Mar
  9. The Pillars of Eternity, Barrington J. Bayley, 1982, 8 Apr (reread)
  10. So You've Been Publicly Shamed, Jon Ronson, 2015, 24 Apr
  11. Schlock Mercenary Book 1: The Tub of Happiness, Howard Tayler, 2001, 8 May (webcomic reread)
  12. Schlock Mercenary Book 2: The Teraport Wars, Howard Tayler, 2003, 14 May (webcomic reread)
  13. Eye of Terror, Barrington J. Bayley, 2000, 14 May (Warhammer 40,000 franchise potboiler. But it's by Bayley. How could I not read it?)
  14. Schlock Mercenary Book 3: Under New Management, Howard Tayler, 2003, 14 May (webcomic reread)
  15. Schlock Mercenary Book 4: The Blackness Between, Howard Tayler, 2004, 15 May (webcomic reread)
  16. Schlock Mercenary Book 5: The Scrapyard of Insufferable Arrogance, Howard Tayler, 2004, 16 May (webcomic reread)
  17. Schlock Mercenary Book 6: Resident Mad Scientist, Howard Tayler, 2005, 16 May (webcomic reread)
  18. DIY Magic: A Strange and Whimsical Guide to Creativity, Anthony Alvarado, 2015, 24 May.
  19. toki pona in 76 illustrated lessons, Eliazar Parra Cárdenas, 2009, 13 May.
  20. Beyond the Rift, Peter Watts, 2013, 15 Jun.
  21. Toki Pona: The Language of Good, Sonja Lang, 2014, 16 Jun.
  22. Seveneves: A Novel, Neal Stephenson, 2015, 4 Jul.
  23. High Frontier - Alive & Complete, 3rd Edition, VOLUME I: BASIC AND COLONIZATION RULES, Phil Eklund et al., 2015, 21 Jul.
  24. Zen Pencils, Gavin Aung Than, 2014, 4 Aug.
  25. Aurora, Kim Stanley Robinson, 2015, 6 Aug.
  26. Leibniz's Bliss, Kevin Karol, 2014, 6 Aug
  27. The Affinities, Robert Charles Wilson, 2015, 8 Aug.
  28. De Profundis (2nd Edition), Michał Oracz, 2010, 11 Aug.
  29. Gaming Wonder: Essays on Starships, Bruce Geryk, 2013, 16 Aug.
  30. Galactic Geographic 3013: Earth Edition, Karl B. Kofoed, 2013, 5 Sep. (Available on the web.)
  31. Think Better: An Innovator's Guide to Productive Thinking, Tim Hurson, 2007, 14 Sep.
  32. The Martian: A Novel, Andy Weir, 2014, 30 Sep. (Reread in anticipation of the movie.)
  33. A Borrowed Man, Gene Wolfe, 2015, 23 Oct.
  34. Annihilation: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy #1), Jeff VanderMeer?, 2014, 27 Oct.
  35. Authority: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy #2), Jeff VanderMeer?, 2014, 28 Oct.
  36. Zen Pencils, Volume Two: Dream the Impossible Dream, Gavin Aung Than, 2015, 29 Oct.
  37. Acceptance: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy #3), Jeff VanderMeer?, 2014, 2 Nov.
  38. Solving the Procrastination Puzzle: A Concise Guide to Strategies for Change, Timothy A. Pychyl, 2013, 25 Nov
  39. A Stranger in Olondria: a novel, Sofia Samatar, 2013, 26 Nov
  40. Do Not Resuscitate, Nicholas Ponticello, 2015, 6 Dec
  41. The Man of Gold (Empire of the Petal Throne Book 1), M. A. R. Barker, 1984, 23 Dec (reread)
  42. Flamesong (Empire of the Petal Throne Book 2), M. A. R. Barker, 1985, 28 Dec
  43. Dungeon Hacks: How NetHack, Angband, and Other Roguelikes Changed the Course of Video Games, David L Craddock, 2015, 29 Dec
  44. One-Week Dungeons: Diaries of a Seven-Day Roguelike Challenge, David L Craddock, 2015, 31 Dec