2015 was the year I realised that I now read non-fiction more than fiction. I also tried to buy a graphic novel a month this year and resolved to finish my backlog.
Though I was not successful at finishing my backlog I did get some really good books into my collection which I shall finish in 2016. Unlike those long lists out there, I am just getting back to reading. Here are the chosen ones.
Being Mortal: I loved his style of introducing his topic and keeping you interested through every chapter.
Do androids dream of electric sheep: One of the smoothest sci-fi stories which is bound to make you fall in love with the genre.
Nick and Norah’s infinite playlist: I do not know why i like the story, but I finally read the novel behind one of my all time favourite movies. Next up is Me, Earl and the Dying Girl.
Haroun and the Sea of Stories: Surprisingly my first Rushdie was a book written primarily for the child in you. Next up is Luka and the Fire of Life.
Modern Romance: A subject I would not have chosen to read upon but was a delight and reading it made me enjoy ‘Master of None’ even more.
What I talk about when I talk about running: Easily the best book i’ve read this year and the one I shall recommend and gift to people to read. You need not want to run to read this book.
The Hard Thing about Hard Things: Recommended by a lot of people, this book did not live up to its hype and Ben came across to me as a mighty lucky chap who is looking at things in hindsight but there were good things to be learnt from it.
The New Ghost: A short story about the afterlife with some great art.
By this Shall You Know Him: A short story about creation with some mind boggling art
In Real Life: A story set in the contemporary world of MMORPGs and questions ethics on the internet.
Killing and Dying: This anthology of short stories of people like you and me made it to bestseller lists this year.
Gaysi Zine #3 #4: A shoutout on the Kokkachi fb page showed me this wonderful zine and I ended up funding the #4. However I liked #3 better 😛
Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland: This tribute revival of the Winsor McCay comic strip was beautiful though I had bought this book thinking its the entire collection.
Prophet: Remission Volume 1: I bought this book because I am a fan of Brandon Graham. The story so far has been cryptic.
The Wrong Place: What a pretty watercolour graphic novel. Brecht Evans’ debut has a good story to go with the art but it ends up lacking something.
Chicken with Plums (reread): Because I was feeling like Nasser Ali Khan.
Antares Episode 5: I just love this series, the alien world’s Leo illustrates are fascinating.
I hope to read more in 2016. Feel free to recommend me books to read.