Ask DN: What books to read in 2016?

over 4 years ago from Napoleon W, Designer

  • Raphaël MartinRaphaël Martin, over 4 years ago

    I wonder why nobody read novels. Do people thinks it's useless? I think it's sad. Althrough some books are interesting in your lists, be aware that they're all really Americanized-centric, Medium-style "How to Win the World in 10 lessons with Cold Showers and Meditation". Well, diversify your view. Think different! ;-)

    23 points
    • Kris KimKris Kim, over 4 years ago

      Can't agree more.

      0 points
    • Kathryn GraysonKathryn Grayson, over 4 years ago

      Well, do you have any good novel recommendations? Or did you just come here to leave your grumpy comment?

      9 points
    • Seun DebiyiSeun Debiyi, over 4 years ago

      The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho is a classic.

      3 points
    • Paul NevinPaul Nevin, over 4 years ago

      Definitely agree with you; each time I read such posts I end up feeling a but underwhelmed not only by the fact that most mentioned books either design/self-empowerment/startup related but also by the simple idea that novels are just not represented. I'm not criticising such books, it's just that I like novels more than any other kind of book so I always hope to find some good recommendation in such posts ;)

      Here are the books I read in 2015 (alot of sci-fi, fantasy, thrillers, ...) some of these were re-reads from my teens:

      • The Chronicles of Amber - Roger Zelazny
      • Complete Works - HP Lovecraft
      • Inspector Rebus cycle - Ian Rankin
      • Dune - Frank Herbert

      Next on my reading list:

      • Heroes of History - Will Durant
      • The Belgariad series - David Eddings
      • Dieu et nous seuls pouvons - Michel Folco
      • Consumed - David Cronenberg
      1 point
    • Andreas EberharterAndreas Eberharter, over 4 years ago

      Please find three of my favourite novels here:

      • Feed by M.T. Anderson
      • The Possibility of an Island by Michel Houellebecq
      • Der letzte Weynfeldt by Martin Suter
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