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 3100 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.
This post is the final one in this particular series of posts. I have really enjoyed going through some of my favorite books and authors and remembering them. Sometimes I forget just how good I’ve had it when it comes to reading. I hope you all have enjoyed this series as well.
So without further ado, let’s finish on up.
|The Very Best of Tad Williams|
|To Green Angel Tower, Part II|
|To Green Angel Tower, Part I|
|The Stone of Farewell|
|The Dragonbone Chair|
|Sea of Silver Light|
|Mountain of Black Glass|
|River of Blue Fire|
|City of Golden Shadow|
Technically To Green Angel Tower is one book, and it is in hardcover. But the mass market paperbacks couldn’t handle such a massive amount of awesomeness. The whole Memory, Sorrow, Thorn trilogy was good epic fantasy.
The Otherland tetralogy was written right before, during, around when the internet was just taking off for mainstream America. I think these 4 books are his best works.
Takeshi Obata & Tsugumi Ohba
|Death Note #1-13|
A great manga about a very smart and twisted young man who is given a deathnote. Anyone’s name written in it dies. It turns into a battle of the minds between said twisted main character and several other extremely smart private detectives, all of who are no older than college kids. Very text heavy and not a shonen, battle laden, power up kind of manga.
|Wizard’s First Rule|
I read the whole Sword of Truth series. I enjoyed the first 5 or 7 and then it turned into a soap box for the author. Him being a disciple of Ayn Rand should tell you how that went.
Anyway, this first book was great and it tells a complete story on its own. I plan on re-reading it sometime in the near future but no more than this one book.
|The Colour of Magic|
|The Light Fantastic|
These are all discworld books. I enjoyed the whole of Discworld but these were the ones that I especially enjoyed. Your mileage with Discworld will vary from my recommendations, I guarantee it.
|The Anubis Gates|
I initially read this back in highschool and have loved it ever since. I read On Stranger Tides well before it was even considered for the Pirates of the Caribbean movie adaptation. But the rest of his stuff I’ve never cared for.
|Star Wars: Thrawn trilogy|
|Cobra War series|
|Cobra Rebellion series|
Zahn is a prolific writer. I didn’t bother adding individual titles of his standalones. But if you check out my Most Read Authors Post, you’ll see he leads the pack. His most recent books have been disappointing but I am not sure if that is because of him changing or me as a reader changing. And Thrawn. Probably the most awesome addition to the Star Wars pantheon. Fans know who he is. The End.
I’ve read other Clancy books, but only Patriot Games got the Favorite Tag.
Ursula Le Guin
|The Farthest Shore|
|The Tombs of Atuan|
|A Wizard of Earthsea|
This trilogy [and I do mean trilogy. Not any of the other books she tacked on later] are the only books by Le Guin that I enjoy. But I enjoy the spit out of them! and the original woodcut picture covers? Love’em!
|Gunslinger Girl series|
The gunslinger girl manga. What an action packed, disturbing and ultimately heart breaking series about little girls turned into anti-terrorist cyborgs who just want to please their “big brother” handlers. I almost cried at the end.
And there you have it folks. All of my Favorite Books and Authors. Below are the previous posts with all the other awesome gems.