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Books of the Year

Here's my favourite fiction and non-fiction books for every year of my adult life. I didn't read much fiction in my late 20s and early 30s, so I only have non-fiction for those years. You can see how many reading tastes have changed over the years.

YearMy AgeFictionNon-Fiction
198618The Book of Skulls by Robert SilverbergIn Search of Schrodinger's Cat by John Gribbin
198719The Cosmic Puppets by Philp K DickSurely You're Joking My Feynman by Richard Feynman
198820Witchwater Country by Garry KilworthBare-Faced Messiah by Russell Miller
198921The Glamour by Christopher PriestHoward Hughes: The Final Years by James Phelan
199022Tess of the d'Ubervilles by Thomas HardyPapillon by Henri Charrière
199123Escape from Kathmandu by Kim Stanley RobinsonThe Newtonian Casino by Thomas A. Bass
199224The Crow Road by Iain BanksAll Played Out by Pete Davies
199325The Dice Man by Luke RhinehartFever Pitch by Nick Hornby
199426Complicity by Iain BanksAn Evil Cradling by Brian Keenan
199527Empire of the Sun by J G BallardRock Bottom by Paul Merson
199628The Football Factory by John KingThe Arrow Of Time by Peter Coveney/Roger Highfield
199729Tales from the Boot Camps by Steve Claridge
199830Fermat's Last Theorem by Simon Singh
199931The Road Ahead by Bill Gates
200133Bill W. A Biography by Robert Thomsen
200234Bravo Two Zero by Andy McNab
200335Fathers and Sons by Ivan TurgenevA Fish Caught In Time by Samantha Weinberg
200436The Secret History by Donna TarttThe Calendar by David Ewing Duncan
200537In A Good Light by Clare ChambersShopped by Joanna Blythman
200638Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy ChevalierTouching the Void by Joe Simpson
200739The Editor's Wife by Clare ChambersA Million Little Pieces by James Frey
200840Filth by Irving WelshA Short History of Nearly Everything by Nill Bryson
200941The Forgotten Garden by Kate MortonEnemy Number One by Patrick Veitch
201042The Champion by Tim BindingA History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr
201143Waterland by Graham SwiftBringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich
201244Skagboys by Irving WelshPrisoner 13498 by Robert H. Davies
201345One Day by David NichollsThe Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver
201446The Goldfinch by Donna TarttHitler and Stalin: Parallel lives by Alan Bullock
201547Missing, Presumed by Susie SteinerThe Everything Store by Brad Stone
201648Watching Edie by Camilla WayHow to Invest in Gold & Silver by Don Durrett
201749Seven Days of Us by Francesca HornakThe Story of Human Language by John McWhorter

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