I just started William Gibson's new works including The Peripheral and Agency, presumably there will be a third or fourth book. These are good but I much preferred the immediately prior Blue Ant books: Pattern Recognition, Spook Country, and Zero History. IMO few writers can rival Gibson's capacity to conjure the psychic gestalt of the present and near future.
I read a lot, here are some highlights of about the last year in books, ones that stand out.
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders - a very unique way to tell a story
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson - an older book, excellent writing
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson - you won't feel good after reading this about the improprieties of the US justice system, but you should know about it if you live in the US
Anxious People by Frederik Backman - an amusing read
Burial Rites by Hanna Kent - based on real events in 1828, this novel is a fascinating look at Iceland in those times
Underland by Bobert McFarlane - nonfiction, a cool compilation of what lies below the surface of the Earth
Dark Mirror - Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State by Barton Gelman - also nonfiction, I almost didn't include this one, can be a bit of a slog at times, could have been shorter, but it was pretty interesting
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin - this great sci fi set the standard for so many authors that came after. Beyond that, what a feat of the imagination to envision a whole different world and such a different culture as she does here, amazing.
The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Elizabeth Smith Friedman nonfiction biography, great story
I'm currently reading Aperigon by Collum McCann, still too early to tell
i dont actually read anything since i cant actually read. but lately i've been listening to the "gray man" books on youtube. Mark Greaney.
the whole series is on youtube. i've kinda depleted all my stream sites and youtube on truly good material about 2 years ago. so now i'm here.
there are 2 genres of books that seems to have an infinite amount of new material written. the zombie/survivor genre, and then the fantasy/dragons genre. i just cant handle it for more than 5 minutes.