What I read in 2012

Here is the raw list, with no particular order. Overall, I didn’t read a lot this year. I didn’t keep track of everything either, so a few are missing. I started reading a lot of popular science book, and really enjoyed it. I am planning to do the same this year. Any advice is welcome !

Non science books

  • Le signal, Ron Carlson
  • Les corrections, Jonathan Frenzen
  • La stratégie du choc : La montée d’un capitalisme du désastre, Naomi Klein
  • La Vie mode d’emploi, George Perec
  • Dernière nuit à Twisted River, John Irving
  • La réserve, Russell Banks
  • Armadillo, William Boyd
  • Catch 22, Joseph Heller
  • L’aveuglement. José Saramago
  • La théorie des cordes, José Carlos Somoza
  • Lointains hivers. Rigoni Stern
  • Paradis conjugal, Alice Ferney
  • La conjugation des imbeciles, John Kennedy Toole
  • Le bibliothécaire, Larry Beinhart
  • Un bon jour pour mourir, Jim Harrisson
  • L’île des chasseurs d’oiseaux, Peter May. My favorite of the year. Absolutely terrific. Much better than his other books.
  • La promesse de l’aube. Romain Gary
  • Le hussard sur le toit, Jean Giono

Science books

  • Critical mass, how one thing lead to another, Philip Ball. I love Philip Ball.
  • Life’s Matrix: A Biography of Water, Philip Ball. My favorite science book of the year.
  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn. A classic.
  • Branches: Nature’s Patterns: A Tapestry in Three Parts, Philip Ball. I love Philip Ball. Oh, did I already said it ?
  • Théorème vivant, Cédric Vilani. The making off of a Fields medal. Awesome.
  • Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science, Michael Nielsen. An eye-opener for me.
  • Sur les épaules de Darwin: Les battements du temps, Jean Claude Ameisen. in French. If you enjoy the radio show, you’ll love the book. I already offered it twice.

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