This is a blog with spoiler free reviews. Most will be Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror, but there will be some books in other genres, including the occasional Non-Fiction review. There is an ongoing series of Cover Reveal Round-Ups, and sometimes I'll write an article on something that interests me.

04 January, 2012

READING HIGHLIGHTS OF 2011 AND PLANS FOR 2012

   This is a bit late. I was planning to post this on New Years Eve, but my internet has not been cooperating (again).
   The list below is not a list of "best books published in 2011", it's a list of what I feel are the highlights of what I have been reading in 2011, so some of the books were published some years back. Anyway, here we go:

READING HIGHLIGHTS OF 2011

GJENFERD by Jo Nesbø

This is the latest of Nesbø's Harry Hole books, it was published in Norwegian on 9 June 2011. The English (UK) edition is out 15 March 2012 and is called Phantom (, see here for more info on UK edition).

I love Nesbø's books and this was no exception. If you're reading his books in English you have a treat coming.




GARDENS OF THE MOON and DEADHOUSE GATES by Steven Erikson

After reading these two books, I can't help but wonder why it took me so long to get started on this series. I plan to read the rest of the books this year.







VEGAS KNIGHTS by Matt Forbeck

This was fun and action filled, and I found it to be great entertainment. 
Forbeck was a new author for me, and I look forward to reading more of his books.






EMBEDDED by Dan Abnett

This is actually the first Military Science Fiction novel I have read, and if this is representative for that genre I'll certainly read more of it.
Abnett was also a new author for me, and I'm eying several of his books for later reading.




DISSOLUTION by C. J. Sansom

Historical (Medieval) Crime. I love history, and especially the Medieval period, so this book was perfect for me. I'm going to read more of Sansom's books in the future.
I would never have known this book existed if Amanda Rutter hadn't sent it to me as part of her World Book Night sharing. And I owe her a big thank you for that.

Thank you very much, Amanda!


THE ADAMANTINE PALACE, THE KING OF THE CRAGS AND
THE ORDER OF THE SCALES by Stephen Deas

These books are great Fantasy books. Anyone who doesn't hate dragons should read them. I'm eagerly awaiting the next installment.
Deas is another new author for me, and I will definitely seek out his other books.





BONESHAKER by Cherie Priest

This book falls into the Steampunk category. Unlike most Steampunk, it is set in the US or to be more specific, Seattle.
I thought this was great and look forward to reading the follow-up books.
This is becoming quite the trend in this post, but this is a new author to me, one I will be following.





HARBOR by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Swedish set psychological horror. A great book.
Blah, blah, new author etc...

Review






   Other authors who might as well be on this list (, but didn't make it because I felt it was long enough already); Sam Sykes, Mark Charan Newton, Gail Carriger, M. D. Lachlan, Blake Charlton, Robin Hobb/Megan Lindholm, K. W. Jeter, Stephen King and K. J. Parker.

   You may notice that I haven't reviewed all of these books. The reason is my internet has been really crappy in 2011, but most of the books mentioned will get reviewed as soon as I can get to it.


PLANS FOR 2012

   I plan on getting an internet connection that works when I want to use it and not when it feels like it, so I can get back to blogging more regularly.
   As for reading, my goal is to read at least 100 books this year, and I plan to review all of them

   I hope 2012 turns out to be a great year for all of you :-)

2 comments:

  1. I got a copy of "Dissolution" too (also thanks to Amanda, who is awesome), but have yet to actually read it. Maybe this year.

    "Adamantine Palace" was a very good read. I enjoyed it a lot, and it was good to sink my teeth into some good traditional fantasy. Definitely an interesting take on dragons.

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