On a suggestion from a friend I picked up this unusual indie series last week, reading the first two volumes. It’s a good story, straddling the line between comedy and serious urban horror/fantasy, with both drama and laughs. I enjoyed it quite a bit.
Well it’s been an interesting year. I didn’t get everything blogged that I should have — 86 books as I write this, but only about 42 of those were covered by blog entries. But I did start the blog well into the year and so I guess I have that excuse, at least! Anyway, I thought I would take a few minutes and compile a best-of list from my personal 2016 reading list.
Brandon Sanderson announced today that he’s completed Oathbringer, volume three of The Stormlight Archive. Well, the first draft anyway. That’s the third thousand-page book in this epic, which started at around the same time that George R. R. Martin published the most recent Thrones book and Rothfuss published the most recent Kingkiller book.
The 2016 Goodreads awards are out, and while I felt this was kind of an “off” year for both genres, I noticed that the vote tallies for one category were far greater than for the other.