There will be NO puppy dogs, or brown paper packages or other such nonsense. This is serious business about a serious subject:
My Favorite Books (I don’t see how things can get more serious than THAT!)
The idea for this series of posts was inspired by Lashaan at Bookidote. He asked what some of my favorite books were during my initial start of my Malazan Journey. That got me thinking, as I do have a “favorite” tag that I use in Calibre. So I did some exhaustive investigating [typing in “favorite” and hitting enter in Calibre is a real workout!] and out of the roughly 2900 books that I’ve read since 2000, there are around 300 that earned the Favorite moniker. There are a bunch of Favorites that are duplicates, as I’ve obviously re-read some of my Favorites time and time again.
However, listing 300+ books all in one post seemed like information overload. Therefore I have decided to do a much smaller list each month until the end of the year. You will get to see what I like in manageable doses and I get “thought free” posts 😀 Win-Win all around. I’m simply listing them Alphabetical by Author with just a word or four attached.
Shadows of the Apt
|War Master’s Gate|
|Heirs of the Blade|
|The Sea Watch|
|Blood of the Mantis|
|Empire in Black and Gold|
Not all of the books got the tag, but these 6 did and the series as a whole certainly did.
Not a big mystery fan, but I really enjoyed these anyway
|The Man in the Brown Suit|
|And Then There Were None|
Alan Dean Foster
He’s a real hit or miss, mostly miss, but these books are all ones that really entertained me
|Mission to Moulokin|
|The Deluge Drivers|
The Damned Trilogy
|The Spoils of War|
|The False Mirror|
|A Call to Arms|
|Sentenced to Prism x3 so far|
Alex de Campi
|Archie vs Predator|
It doesn’t get much better than this in comics
|The Count of Monte Cristo|
This is the finest book in the world in my estimation. The book of books, as it were.
Dragonriders of Pern trilogy
|The White Dragon|
Added the favorite tag at the time [back in the early ’00’s] but really doubt they would hold up to a re-read by me now.
|Yotsuba&!, Volume 4|
|Yotsuba&!, Volume 5|
My tagging of manga is sporadic at best, so consider the whole series tagged, not just those 2 volumes
Calvin and Hobbes
|The Revenge of the Baby-Sat|
|Weirdos From Another Planet!: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection|
|Calvin and Hobbes: Yukon Ho!|
|Something Under the Bed Is Drooling|
|Calvin and Hobbes|
|Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons|
I used to live for my birthdays when I would get some money and I’d promptly go buy the latest C&H book. Reading them now, I don’t know that I’d go so crazy over them. Definitely some nostalgia factoring in.
And that is it for this month. Hope you have a great weekend!
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