6 Month Review ‘best so far list’


This week at the Broke and the Bookish the topic is Top 10 books you’ve read so far.  Here’s my list in no particular order other than how they randomly spring to mind:

  • Prince of Fools by Mark Lawrence – a different character, a different voice, a different plotline but still taking place in The Broken Empire.  Not to be missed.
  • Blood Song by Anthony Ryan – one of those books that I resisted because of all the hype!  More fool me then!  This was excellent.
  • Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson – Epicness
  • Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson – And then some more epicness!
  • The Girl with All the Gifts by M J Carey – Went into this with no preconceived ideas and it really wowed me.

  • All the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry – This is one of those books that I just can’t understand why it isn’t raved about more!
  • The Three by Sarah Lotz – creepy, chilling and one to sit by yourself reading on a dark night – if you like to be given the hebejebes that is!
  • The Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore – I was sent this to review, went into it feeling meh and came out thinking Wow! Sign me up for more of this.
  • Longbourn by Jo Baker – Just so lovely to return to Longbourn and such a wonderful story telling voice.
  • Icefall by Gillian Philip – heartbreaking, dark, emotional and an excellent ending to the Rebel Angel series.

What’s your booklist looking like so far this year???

18 Responses to “6 Month Review ‘best so far list’”

  1. jessicabookworm

    I usually do a top 10 at the end of June so I am still thinking about what will be going on my list as I have lots of good reads to choose from! I haven’t read any of the books you’ve chosen but I would love to read Longbourn.

    • lynnsbooks

      I really think you’d enjoy Longbourn – it’s a really good book. I love the narrative voice and it was so good seeing the family in a different light with the whole Upstairs/Downstairs feel to it.
      Lynn 😀

  2. readerbuzz

    Thanks for sharing these. I’m ready to look for some new possibilities.

    Here’s my Best Books So Far This Year!

    • lynnsbooks

      No problem – I’ll come and have a look at your choices now.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Lisa (@EffingRainbow)

    Yep, this is a post I’m working on for the end of the month as well. IT’S SO DIFFICULT. 😉 But I like some of your picks here! SANDERSON. PHILIP. Yes. Is good. 😀

    • lynnsbooks

      There are plenty to choose from this year. I’ve had some good books so can’t grumble. Looking forward to your half yearly picks!
      Lynn 😀

  4. Nathan

    I need to read Serpent of Venice! I have read most of the author’s books and enjoyed them quite a bit.

    • lynnsbooks

      I loved Serpent of Venice – the humour was so funny. I definitely need to pick up more by this author.
      Lynn 😀

  5. jenclair

    Several titles and authors here that I’m interested in!

    • lynnsbooks

      I hope you read a couple – nobody’s going to add 10 books to their TBR after all. If you want some epic fantasy though I personally don’t think you can go wrong with either Prince of Fools or Blood Song.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Mogsy

    YES! I need to make one of these lists…and I can see we would have three books in common already: Words of Radiance, The Three and The Girl with All the Gifts 🙂

    • lynnsbooks

      Yeah, there’ve been some really good books so far this year! You should definitely make a list soon I’d like to see what your top 10 is so far.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Maija Reads

    I have to say… I haven’t read any of these! I’m so behind the times!

    • lynnsbooks

      Haha – I’m definitely behind the times but what you gonna do – people just keep publishing more books!
      Lynn 😀

  8. Reviews from a Bookworm

    Great picks. All The Truth That’s In Me was such a brilliant book, if I had read it this year than it would have made my list. It’s definitely very underrated and needs/deserves a lot more love. The Three is one that I am really looking forward to starting, hope I end up loving it as much as you did.

    Char @ Reviews from a Bookworm

    • lynnsbooks

      I’m so glad you liked All the Truth as well. I loved that book and just don’t know why there isn’t more buzz about it! The Three was great and creepy!
      Lynn 😀

  9. Redhead

    hard for me to believe that the year is half over. And i say that every year!

    I think my favorites so far are Defenders by Will McIntosh, Bird Box by Josh Malerman, Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter, and Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer. It’s been a good year, that’s for sure!

    • lynnsbooks

      I really liked the sound of Bird Box. I was eyeing it already but your review tipped me over! I’ve also got a copy of Annihilation waiting on my kindle! So lots more to look forward to.
      Lynn 😀

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