According to Goodreads I am 6 books behind my pace for meeting my goal. I think much of that is a result of picking up the adjunct position which kept me from blogging most of the Spring. Let’s hope that this summer helps me catch up. Driving to Florida in a few weeks will definitely help since I can read in the car. And that is a lot of in the car.
So far I have not read things which have blown me away that way that last year’s answer to this question did. There is no The Magicans on my list this year. That said there are a good number of 5 star reads just none that made me wish there were 10 stars.
Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1)
There were so many things that I loved about this book. But mostly I loved its main character, Katsa and her relationship with Prince Po. This book I hounded my daughter to read since the bad/good guy romance triangle is in so many of her books these days. I want more of them and their strong adult relationship.
Zombies Vs. Unicorns
Good stories and great commentary. I rarely give anthologies 5 stars but this one got it on the commentary from the editors alone.
Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles, #1)
Oh do I have a weakness for snark and Atticus is full of it. There are echos of Dresden here which make it very good in my opinion. Also it is a paranormal without the romance. Now while I certainly like a good romance, it is nice to see people write something else every once in awhile.
Death Masks (The Dresden Files, #5); Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, #6); Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files, #8)
I listened to all of these on my 2+ hours a day in the car on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays last semester. While I hated the commute, James Marsters reading Harry Dresden certainly made it easier.
Tithe (The Modern Faerie Tales, #1)
This one was a reread for my book club but it had to be included because Holly Black is a goddess. Between this series, the Curse Workers series, Spiderwick, Bordertown, and so many more she is quickly earning a place ay my dream writer’s dinner.