Just to keep track, here’s (most of) the non-fiction I read in 2015.
- The Reformation by Diarmaid MacCulloch
- Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis
- The Hoarders: Material Deviance in Modern American Culture by Scott Herring
- The Road to Middle-Earth: How J.R.R. Tolkien Created a New Mythology by Tom Shippey
- Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution by Laurie Penny
- Peripheral Vision: Bell Labs, the S-C 4020, and the Origins of Computer Art by Zabet Patterson
- 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 by Nick Montfort and Patsy Baudoin
- On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt
- Times Square Red, Times Square Blue by Samuel Delany (re-read)
- A Red & Pleasant Land by Zak S.
I’d like to (some day) write more about a few of these. Peripheral Vision and 10 Print were fun to read next to each other. The Hoarders was challenging for me because of its subject and how forcefully non-judgmental the author’s approach was. A Red & Pleasant Land is an intense critical and artistic study of Lewis Carrol’s works in the guise of an RPG campaign supplement. And The Reformation was … long.