2014 is almost over, which means it’s time for me to share the books I read this year. The plan was to read 1 book per month but I only managed to read 10 books. Here they are:
- For a Song and a Hundred Songs: A Poet's Journey Through a Chinese Prison
- Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
- Caves of Steel (The Robot Series)
- The Naked Sun (The Robot Series)
- The Robots of Dawn (The Robot Series)
- Robots and Empire (The Robot Series)
- The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
- The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
- The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy
- Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
Which is my favorite?
It is a fascinating story about the famous cholera epidemic in 1850’s London. The book describes the devastating effects this disease had on the city, the way pathogenic outbreaks were understood in those times and how Dr. John Snow pioneered the use of statistics to find the causes of the disease. I recommend this book to anyone who likes mysteries, history, statistics, or wants to understand why pathogenic outbreaks can be so deadly if misunderstood.