Top Ten Tuesday

Posted December 15, 2015 by Nicky in General / 10 Comments

This week’s theme is the Top Ten books I read this year. Off we go! The titles will link to my reviews, so you can read more about them.

  1. The Tropic of Serpents and Voyage of the BasiliskMarie Brennan. Can’t choose, don’t make me. Both of these really kicked my love for the series into a higher gear, after I wasn’t that enchanted by A Natural History of Dragons.
  2. The Tale of Duelling NeurosurgeonsSam Kean. Very good non-fiction; engaging, interesting, wide-ranging.
  3. Karen MemoryElizabeth Bear. So. goshdarn. cute. Also cool alternative history.
  4. The Traitor Baru CormorantSeth J. Dickinson. Criticisms by other people be damned, I loved it.
  5. The Wicked + The Divine: FandemoniumJamie McKelvie & Kieron Gillen. It’s bloody gorgeous.
  6. Cocaine BluesKerry Greenwood. This was a reread, which mostly I’ve avoided in this list, but it was like reading a new book, because I liked it so much more this time.
  7. A Taste of Blood WineFreda Warrington. This series has me mega-conflicted morally, but enraptured in terms of the writing quality.
  8. Lock InJohn Scalzi. Scalzi’s books are always solidly fun, and this was a little more than that, I think.
  9. Remnant PopulationElizabeth Moon. Awesome elderly female protagonist!
  10. SapiensYuval Noah Harari. Very good overview of human prehistory and history.

I totally recommend all ten of those — they weren’t all 5* reads, but they were very enjoyable.

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10 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday

    • I enjoy the whole series a lot! Hope you enjoy reading it when you get chance, though goodness knows the first time I tried to read it, I didn’t get on with it.

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