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 Self|
|Mistborn: The Final Empire|
|The Well of Ascension|
|The Hero of Ages|
While I have recently parted ways with Sanderson due to his stance on homosexuality, I have enjoyed all his books up until then and will not deny that he is probably THE voice of fantasy for my generation.
|The Broken Eye|
|The Blood Mirror|
I would probably include the 2 previous books in the Lightbringer series, but maybe I wasn’t using the “favorite” tag when I read them? Regardless, I own the whole series, to date, in hardcover, the massive, beautiful tomes 🙂
|Han Solo at Stars’ End|
|Han Solo’s Revenge|
|Han Solo and the Lost Legacy|
Read these back in the 90’s before there were any other Star Wars books and just loved them. Definitely a nostalgia factor involved.
|The Devil’s Deuce|
|Hunting the Three|
These are the first 2 of a trilogy. Moses is an indie and I was wicked impressed and really liking the story he was telling. Sadly, the final book put paid to the trilogy as he went off plot and got all philosophical in an epic fantasy trilogy. Not sure I would recommend these now considering how I felt about the final book.
|Necroscope III: The Source|
Probably the only Necroscope book that got this tag and that was because I just enjoyed the Russians getting trashed by a vamp in their secret base. It was also pretty gore and sex free.
|The Chronicles of Narnia|
All 7 of them. I think Voyage of the Dawntreader was probably the one I liked the best of them all.
|A Tale of Two Cities|
|Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby|
|The Pickwick Papers|
I know there are more Dickens’ that I like, but these are what I tagged. A Tale of Two Cities I found his most accessible, Pickwick was the funniest and Nickleby was just grand.
|xxxHOLiC the series|
CLAMP is a group of women who have written a lot of manga series. xxxHolic drew me in with its outlandish perspective on the human body and with its mystical/magical tone. And a little magical black bunny’ish thing that gets smashed whenever it can, that’s just funny.
Urban fantasy that I actually like. Since I don’t care for most UF, that is high praise indeed.
And that wraps up this months edition of Favorite Books. Cheers!