Friday 4 January 2008

2007 review and Book Club

So I've already done my favourite new authors of 2007 - Ilona Andrews, Jeri Smith-Ready and Jennifer Rardin.

Of books I've read from my established authors my favourites would be - Kelley Armstrong - No Humans Involved, Exit Strategy, Lynn Viehl - Evermore, Patricia Briggs - Moon Called, Blood Bound, Elizabeth Vaughan - Warlord, Nalini Singh - Caressed by Ice.

Special mention to The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, which I read way back in January. This would make my favourite top 5 books ever, and I think it's the book I tried to persuade most people to read. But I didn't include her as one of my new authors, because I'm not sure if another book by her would have the same impact that TTTW did. Hope that makes sense.

In total, if I've worked it out correctly. I read 63 books in 2007. Fewer than I thought and my TBR pile keeps getting bigger.

What will I be reading in 2008?

Still on the lookout for new urban fantasy authors. And I'll be keeping up with my established favourites as well.

At the moment I'm reading Blood Engines by T.A.Pratt. This is the Kelley Armstrong book club book for January. I'll be following the bookclub again this year, I've found some great authors through the club and I think there's only been one book that I really didn't like. Books for the rest of the first half of the year are:-

February - Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
March - The High King's Tomb by Kristen Britain
April - Tangled Webs by Anne Bishop
May - From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
June - Grimspace by Ann Aguirre

1 comment:

meh2151 said...

My name is Matt,

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