You would think, 2020 being what it was, this list would be larger. Apparently not. Much of my reading was spent on work-related books not listed, and the 945 page, but yet unfinished ‘Don Quixote.’ As a result, my list is somewhat shameful in scope. My aim is to read 10 in 2021.
- The Epic of Gilgamesh (c.2200 BC). The world’s oldest recorded story. Listened to as an audiobook. 5/5.
- Conn Iggulden – The Falcon of Sparta (2018). A fictionalised account of Xenophon’s Anabasis. 4/5
- John Man – Amazons: The Warrior Women of the Ancient World (2018). An accessible survey warrior women in mythology and historical societies from Scythia to Dahomey. 4/5
- Herodotus – The Histories (430 BC). I didn’t ‘finish’ this book so to speak but read large chunks as a reference. Covers the Greco-Persian Wars in detail and explores of the known world of the 5th century BC. 5/5.