Reading in 2013; highlights and lowlights
Tomorrow morning, I’ll be off to spend New Year’s Eve with a good friend of mine. Tonight, then, is going to be my final post of 2013. Given that this is primarily a book/writing blog, I thought the best way to end the year would be a quick look at both the highlights and lowlights where reading was concerned.
The only rule for this list is that I must have read the book at some point over 2013. The book can be of any size (so, short stories, anthologies and novellas are all ok) and can have come out at any time. So, without further ado, let’s begin.
Most original: The Ocean At The End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman
Best Indie Book: The Swan Prince, by Danielle Shipley
Funniest Book: Next of Kin, by Erik Frank Russell
Most Heartwarming: The Star Beast, by Robert Heinlein
Best book involving parasites/symbionts: Fledgling, by Octavia Butler
(Yep, a vampire book. But then again, it IS Octavia Butler…)
Best cover: Parasite, by Mira grant
Flat-out best book: Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
Most clichéd: Embers at Galdrilene, by A. D. Trosper
(Though, to be fair, it’s still a perfectly good book)
Most incomprehensible: To Dream, Perchance to Soar, by Ashlyn Navina
Most disappointing: The Mount, by Carol Emshwiller
Worst Cover: C.A.T, by Rosie Oliver
Flat-out worst book: The Disenchanted Pet, by Kate Policani
Got any highlights/lowlights of your own to share? Feel free to post ’em down below.
On a final note, I hope everyone has a great time over New Year’s. See you all next year!