Bands of mourning by Brandon Sanderson. Enjoying the Wax and Wayne series more and more
Mistborn: secret history. Novella. Reread due to reading Bands of Mourning
Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb. Fantastic story telling as usual. Really needs live ships trilogy to have been read first though. Doesn’t stand alone well. Looking forward to the rest in this series.
The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince by Robin Hobb. Novella. Nice little background to the other six duchy books
Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb. This one felt like a proper story, really enjoyed it.
City of Dragons by Robin Hobb. It just went by, it felt like another novel leading up to something rather than something that stood alone.
Blood of Dragons - Robin Hobb. The culmination of the series. The ending wasn’t particularly surprising. This is probably the weakest series of the Realm of the Elderlings. Possibly due to the main characters ages but it felt rather YA in places. Only bother with the series if you’re really into the Realm of the Elderlings
Coalition by David Laws. Really interesting look into the coalition government by one of the insiders. Despite being written by a LibDem, and there being some obvious holes and biases I suspect this is a reasonably fair account
Tamerlane by Justin Marozzi, interesting subject matter, I knew little of Tamerlane except from an episode of In Our Time. Never really settled into the book though it was certainly very informative
Politics: Between the Extremes by Nick Clegg. This is Clegg talking about coalition’s and the future political landscape. Not entirely convinced of his expectations that european style coalition governments and consensus politics are increasingly likely.
A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain. Mildly funny the whole way through. Great wit.
Guide to Adventure Cycle Touring. Non fiction. Interesting, I like the romance.of the idea
Janapar, love on a bike. Non fiction. Really interesting travelogue about a really long cycle ride.
Coca cola, crisps and the trans Pennine trail - Darren Geal. Self published & short. A couple of funny bits.
Lands End to John o’Groats on a Beer Mat. Self published short. Not worth bothering with
The Lord’s of the North - Bernard Cromwell. Reread
Where Shall We Walk Today: Walking the Pennine Way by Dave Marriott. Self published, written ok. Obviously written by a man in his 50s
Sword song by Bernard Cromwell. Reread.
Last Englishmen by Keith Foskett. About walking the Pacific Crest Trail, much better written then the other walking/cycling books I’ve read
IT by Stephen King. Genuinely really scary.
Sword Song by Bernard Cromwell. Reread
Burning Land by Bernard Cromwell. Reread
Death of Kings by Bernard Cromwell. Reread
Pagan Lord by Bernard Cromwell. Reread
Empty Throne by Bernard Cromwell. Reread
Warriors of the storm by Bernard Cromwell
The Mother Tongue: English and how it got that way by Bill Bryson. Informative and enjoyable, not funny like a short history of nearly everything though
Wolf of the Plains by Conn Iggulden. Fantastic historical fiction about the early life of Ghengis Khan. It strays from the truth as good fiction should but I found it hard to put down.
Lord’s of the Bow by Conn Iggulden. Next in the Ghengis Khan series, fantastic again, wish it hadn’t skipped over some of the betrayal and drama over the reunification of the tribes
Bones of the hill by Conn Iggulden. Fantastic again.
Empire of silver by Conn Iggulden. as above
Conquerer by Conn Iggulden. Sad didn’t cover all of Khubali’s life
Ghengis Khan by John Man. Reread to re-separate fact and fiction in my head.
Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle. Short but enjoyable
Mort by Terry Pratchett. Reread. It’s ok, not encouraged to read the whole of the death series as I planned.
Why the West Rules - For Now by Ian Morris. Reread
Kind of Blue by Ken Clarke. Interesting view into the world of politics before my time. Some of the contradictions drove me potty
Absolute Pandemonium by Brian Blessed. Autobiography. Unbelievable.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. Unputdownable
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson. Ditto
The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Brilliant book about a man and his son in a post apocalyptic world. Brilliant in a terrible way, it’s a hard world that McCarthy made and I constantly found myself grateful I wasn’t in the main characters boots
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. Meh. Don’t be a dick, pay interest in people.
Collapse by Jared diamond. It’s ok, no guns germs and steel