The books I read in 2017

I'm not a prolific reader but I do like to have a read before settling down to sleep each night. As a result, here are the books that I read last year, in alphabetical order…

The Accidental Dictionary: The Remarkable Twists and Turns of English Words by Paul Anthony Jones

Deceived Wisdom: Why What You Thought Was Right Is Wrong by David Bradley

Electronic Dreams: How 1980s Britain Learned to Love the Computer by Tom Lean

Forgotten English by Jeffrey Kacirk

The History of Ocean Software by Chris Wilkins and Roger M Kean

Hit & Run by Nancy Griffin and Kim Masters

Honourable Friends?: Parliament and the Fight for Change by Caroline Lucas

The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps by Edward Brooke-Hitching

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain by Bill Bryson

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Terms and Conditions – The Graphic Novel by┬áR. Sikoryak

The Science of Everyday Life: Why Teapots Dribble, Toast Burns and Light Bulbs Shine by Marty Jopson

Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech by Sara Wachter-boettch

Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse: And Other Lessons from Modern Life by David Mitchell

Why Did the Policeman Cross the Road?: How to solve problems before they arise by Stevyn Colgan

And if none of those interest you, here are a selection of my favourite books…

Accidence Will Happen: The Non-Pedantic Guide to English by Oliver Kamm

´╗┐Adventures in Stationary: A Journey Through Your Pencil Case by James Ward

Black Box Thinking: Marginal Gains and the Secrets of High Performance by Matthew Syed

Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield

The Naked Jape: Uncovering the Hidden World of Jokes by Jimmy Carr and Lucy Greeves

On the Edge: the Spectacular Rise and Fall of Commodore by Brian Bagnall

Posted by David Artiss

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