My Top 3 Reads of 2018

My Top 3 Reads of 2018

It’s a new year, which means it’s time to share my top three reads of 2018 with you all.  Goodreads says I’ve read 37 books in 2018. It wasn’t quite as much as last year, but it’s a solid amount, especially considering how much happened. This list was made without regard to publisher, format, or author.

How I did it:  I kept track of books I liked and mentally compared one to the other. Without further delay, here’s my list.
51C+CI-HrZL#3 Colony Lost by Chris Philbrook: You can find my review for that book here.  This book was my at one point my favorite that I read this year. It had a slow start, but man are those characters awesome, and I just love the action in the story. Of the three, I’d want this made into a movie most. I think this is the first in a series, and if it is, I’ll be picking up the other books once the series is over.

 

 

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So that’s my top three. What are yours? Why? Do you have a review you can link it to? I’d love to reblog it for you.

Thanks for reading,

Matt

My Top 3 Reads of 2017

My Top 3 Reads of 2017

It’s a new year, and before I kick of my 2018 tour, I wanted to share my top three reads of 2017 with you all.  Goodreads says I’ve read 39 books in 2017. I didn’t quite hit my goal of triple last year (that would have been 42), but I’m still pretty happy with the rate at which I’m reading. This list was made without regard to publisher, format, or author.

How I did it:  This time, I knew I’d be doing this list, so I kept track of books I liked and mentally compared one to the other. Without further delay, here’s my list.
51vkstbEs6L#3 Flash Point by C.L. Schneider: You can find my review for that book here.  I had this book ranked as high as second place for a while. I’m a fan of mystery in fantasy. I’m a huge fan of the Dresden Files, and (as I said in the review), this book did a lot to fill the gap left by no Dresden. This was the first book in a series, so I’m looking forward to more, though I may wait for the series to end, as I like binge reading a series. My heart can only handle so much waiting.

 

 

 

 

 

So that’s my top three. What are yours? Why? Do you have a review you can link it to? I’d love to reblog it for you.

Thanks for reading,

Matt

My Top Three Reads of 2016

My Top Three Reads of 2016

So I was just watching a bunch of YouTube videos about favorite 2016 videos, and that inspired me to write a blog about my favorite books.  Goodreads says I’ve read 14 books in 2016 (I’ll read a few more, and I haven’t uploaded a few just yet).  I’m hoping to triple that in 2017, but that depends on life more than anything else.  To keep this list in order, I’ve decided to just talk about my three favorite books from 2016. This without regard to publisher, format, or author.

How I did it:  Honestly, I just went through my Goodreads list and picked the ones who jumped out at me. It doesn’t diminish the quality of the other books, but these are the ones I can say with complete honesty that I enjoyed the most.

NOTE: Some of these books have been out for a while. These are the best books I read in 2016.

wQwMv69V.jpg-large#3 Magic-Scars by C.L. Schneider: You can find my review for that book here.  The trilogy as a whole is great, but this book in particular was just so well done. This book really resonated with me on so many levels.

 

You can find my reviews for Book 1 here and Book 3 here.

 

 

18739426-_uy1500_ss1500_#2 Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson: You can find my review for that book here . Sanderson is my favorite writer in the business right now. I love everything he does, and anything Mistborn is going to have my attention. This book is elevated by some cameos, but it still so powerful as a story. I’m so excited for the Mistborn saga to continue. I’m also stoked for the movie announcement.

 

 

61e8b3uwsyl-_aa300_#1 Redshirts by John Scalzi:  You can find my review for this book here. This is going to shock people who know me. I’m a die hard Sanderson fan. I loved Bands of Mourning. Secret History was fantastic, but my love of that book is predicated more on my affection for its main character than what happens in that book. Redshirts was actually a no-brainer, slam-dunk Number One book for me. It’s hilarious. It’s parody. It’s touching. It’s intelligent. It’s quite frankly everything I look for in a story. I personally listened to the Audible version, which is narrated by Will Wheaton. That just sent it over the edge for me.

So that’s my top three. What are yours? Why? Do you have a review you can link it to? I’d love to reblog it for you.

Thanks for reading,

Matt