Book Report

One of my goals for 2016 was to read more books. I had the very low target of at least one a month, not counting boring stuff I read for work (like, Advanced Web Metrics or The Discipline of Content Strategy; real page turners, I assure you). Here are some non-work titles I managed to get through during the year:

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome, by Mary Beard

The Phantom Army of Alamein: How the Camouflage Unit and Operation Bertram Hoodwinked Rommel, by Rick Stroud

East West Street: On the Origins of ‘Genocide’ and ‘Crimes Against Humanity’, by Philippe Sands


The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World, by Andrea Wulf

A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry, edited by Czeslaw Milosz [slim volumes by individual poets don’t count as “books” for this list; but a whole anthology does]

The Gene: An Intimate History, by Siddhartha Mukherjee


Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War, by Max Hastings

Crimes Against Nature: Squatters, Poachers, Thieves, and the Hidden History of American Conservation, by Karl Jacoby

Oracle Bones: A Journey Between China’s Past and Present, by Peter Hessler


Jane Eyre, by Emily Bronte


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