I read many more books this year than in recent, past years. Although this was intentional, I’m glad it worked out. I really cut back on my various internet feeds, so that I was less distracted away from books. Purchasing a Kobo and connecting it to the local public library was also helpful.

The most influential non-fiction book for me this year was Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman. Plenty of practical and insightful advice in this book.

Picking a favourite fiction book is always fraught. This year, I think it was A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers. Something about the emotional core of this book really resonated with me.

Here’s the full list of books from the year:

Network Effect The Well of Ascension The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen A Wizard of Earthsea The Haunting of Tram Car 015 Marooned in Realtime A Short History of Canada Tiamat's Wrath Life's Edge: The Search for What It Means to Be Alive Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn, 1) Childhood's End Shift Exit Strategy: The Murderbot Diaries (The Murderbot Diaries, 4) A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot Book 1) Plague Birds Among Others Starlight Tunnel 29 The Eye of the World Light From Uncommon Stars Arriving Today Piranesi Persepolis Rising (The Expanse, #7) The Space Between Worlds Shipstar Golem and the Jinni The Nova Incident A Series of Fortunate Events The Rook Record of a Spaceborn Few Harrow the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy Book 2) Trail of Lightning The Ghost Brigades (Old Man's War, #2) A Closed and Common Orbit The Saints of Salvation Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore Salvation Lost The Stranger in the Lifeboat Four Thousand Weeks