Saturday, 31 December 2011

My Top Ten Favouite Reviewed Books of 2011

It's the end of the year, and time to reflect.  So I compiled a list of exceptional books that I read and reviewed on this blog in 2011:

 My Top Ten
  1. On Dark Shores: The Lady by JA Clement:  A lyrical fantasy novel and a brilliant read.
  2. Doodling by Jonathan Gould:  A quirky, charming bit of sci-fi and a finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards.
  3. Refracted by Sheila Deeth: A sci-fi treasure of a read.
  4. Act of Will by M. Darusha Wehm:  The second in a series, this is a fantastic cyber crime thriller (I also got my hands on an ARC copy of the third book in this series, to be reviewed in March.  Yeah!)
  5. The Egyptian by Layton Green:  A wonderful and engrossing thriller
  6. Joe is Online by Chris Wimpress:  A fascinating and controversial apocalyptic book about the digital age.
  7. EboCloud by Rick Moss:  Another digital age book, this one a cyber mystery.
  8. The Empire by Elizabeth Lang:  An intriguing sci-fi novel, with a sprinkling of romance.  
  9. Die Laughing by Louis K. Lowy:  Another sci-fi book, this one with satire, comedians and aliens.
  10. Shadow of a Dead Star by Michael Shean:  Yet another cyber crime novel, witha heck of a twist ending.

Hmmm, after reading the list I think there may be a pattern in my reading habits.


And here are some honourable mentions:
  • Rabbit: Chasing Beth Rider by Ellen C. Maze: A Christian vampire novel 
  • Symphony of Blood by Adam Pepper:  A horror mystery 
  • End of Mae by Angela Yuriko Smith:  A fun paranormal  book
  • In My Mind’s Eye by Justin Marciano:  A wonderful memoir  

6 comments:

Heather said...

most of these books and authors are unfamiliar to me. Shows what a wide and wonderful world is to be found in books.

A. F. Stewart said...

Most of the books I review are from indie authors, so they might not be as well known, but they're great reads.

Sheila Deeth said...

Wow! Thank you! I review a lot of indie books too and there are some excellent authors out there. I'm honored to have Refracted listed here.

A. F. Stewart said...

Refracted earned its place, it's a great book.

Justin said...

SO glad to see In My Mind's Eye up there. Thanks again!!

A. F. Stewart said...

You're welcome, Justin. Your book was quite enjoyable.