I’ve been asked for book recommendations a few times recently so thought I’d share them here too.
I read some really great books last year but here are 5 that really stood out for me.
In no particular order…
I’ve read quite a few books recently about the back story of classic games but was the best of the lot.
Doom is the most definitely a classic and hearing how the team that put it together came into being as well as the highs and the lows and their eventual split was fascinating. I received this as a gift and could not put it down.
This was also a real trip down memory lane as like a lot people my age I sunk a lot of hours into playing ID games! If you’ve spent any period of time playing Doom this is certainly a recommendation.
Nexus (The Nexus Trilogy Book 1) – Ramez Naam
In this story taking a pill can install an operating system into the super computer that is your brain! Imagine the applications you could run, especially if you could network with other people.
All of this could also be used for much more sinister purposes by shady government agencies and the like.
What I loved about this is that the story is based on actual research. Technology that may be in the not too distant future.
The end of book also has a nice section on some of the research that provided the author with inspiration.
This is the first of the three books and I raced through all of them.
Static Push (The Push Series Book 1) – Richard Horsley
A decent British Sci-Fi book!
With a story that covers aliens destroying the earth with some great comedic writing it’d be easy to mistake this as a Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy clone but it’s certainly more than that.
It also has a great set of characters who really come off the page. I can’t wait for the next one!
Beacon 23 – Hugh Howey
I think this was my favourite thing from last year. It’s a basically a lighthouse story in space. It’s only short as it was originally released as series of Kindle Singles but it packs so much into it and goes over a whole range of emotions. I loved reading it and when I got to the end I was really disappointed there was no more!
I recommended it to anyone asked me if I’d read anything decent recently and it’s highly likely I’m go back and read it again.
I’m a big Hugh Howey fan and can also recommend pretty much everything else he writes!
Check it out.
The Girl With All The Gifts – M.R. Carey
A Zombie road trip story.
It’s difficult to talk about this one without spoiling it but underneath it’s a fascinating story about people and relationships http://www.ourhealthissues.com/product/strattera/ and how their moral viewpoints may or may not change when it’s the end of the world.
The ending also wasn’t quite what you’d normally expect to see either but it made a refreshing change to do something different.
It’s pretty brutal in parts but this is zombie-fiction so kind of needs to be.
Especially when you have a memory as terrible as mine!
As always spending as much time as possible with these three girls is my biggest priority!
As with last year we tried to make sure we filled it with plently of fun and spending time with people who are really important.
Some of the highlights included…
Starting the year at Centre Parcs
Trying something new
Got a certificate in something or other . (move along…nothing to see here)
Went to a cup final (it’s the taking part that counts right?)
Visited Harry Potter World (again..)
Evie won a prize for writing a poem!
Alice won a singing competiion!
Doctor Who Symphony Orchesta
Visited Arbury Hall
Got covered in paint
Wolf Run with this lot
School Talent Show
Trip to Copenhagen
Introduced the girls to Mud Runs!
The Just So Festival
Summer Holiday in Portugal
More mud runs…
Walk Off The Earth in Nottingham
Catch up with these guys!
Retro gaming (swiped from Richard!)
Seeing the new year in
You get the idea
2015 was pretty awesome and I’m really fortunate to have some great people in my life.
2016 has just started and there is loads to look forward to.
Bring it on!