sgwordy's Read in 2013
(and b/c last year I was delinquent here's a bonus Read in 2012)
Favorite fiction: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Favorite non-fiction: The Black Count by Tom Reiss
Favorite mystery/thriller: Suspect by Robert Crais
Favorite historical fiction: The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
Favorite fantasy: Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton
Favorite Sci-fi: The City & the City by China Mieville
Just barely edged a couple of Joan D. Vinge titles for its fantastic exploration of what we 'see' and 'unsee.'
Favorite Romance: Two-way tie!
Flowers From the Storm by Laura Kinsale (Audiobook)
For My Lady's Heart by Laura Kinsale (Audiobook)
Surprise hit: The Winter Prince by Elizabeth Wein
My interest in Arthur tales is pretty much nil these days so I was quite happily surprised to be completely engrossed by this one.
Surprise blunder: Cold Fire by Kate Elliott
A sadly disappointing end to a very cool alternate history fantasy trilogy.
Favorite author discovered in 2013: Joan D. Vinge
Most re-read book first read in 2013: None for 2013 (!??!?) so instead...
Most re-read author in 2013: N. K. Jemisin
Most recommended book and recommendation actually taken:
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Most recommended books I wish people would have read but usually didn't:
The Black Count by Tom Reiss
Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton
Don't Shoot by David M. Kennedy
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
And since I do occasionally do something other than read...
Favorite - Flight
Surprise hit - Magic Mike
Surprise blunder - This is 40 (though if I had known it was Apatow (sp?) this would not have been a surprise to me)
Favorite - Star Wars: The Old Republic
2012 (Half-year) Favorites
What have been your favorites this year?