I posted the first edition of my 2022 Recommended Reading List back in early December. But then everyone else posted their own lists, and there’s no better way to blow up a favorites list than spending a couple months reading everyone else’s favorites. There was a lot of amazing sci-fi and fantasy published in 2022,… Continue reading Tarvolon’s 2022 Recommended Reading List: Award Season Edition
It’s been a good year of reading, and I have already amassed quite a few favorites–more than enough to throw my hat into the ring with another entry in “Best of the Year” season. But with so many annual favorites posts reshuffling the TBR, I recognize that today’s post is far from final. There will… Continue reading Tarvolon’s 2022 Recommended Reading List: Holiday Edition
I’ve finished a year of judging for the first annual Self-Published Science Fiction Competition, and it’s been both fun and instructive. I’ve learned a lot of things about myself as a reader, about slush pile reading, and about organizing a contest with such massive scale. So with this year’s competition in the books and the… Continue reading SPSFC Reflections and Ranking
I’ve read a lot of amazing books in 2021, and I may have some new additions to my all-time favorites list. But the list of all-timers is a lot shorter than the list of authors who have me really excited for their next projects. So let me take a moment to share some sci-fi/fantasy authors… Continue reading SFF Authors I’m Even More Excited to Read in 2022
I’ve had a great reading year, and there have been plenty of works of sci-fi/fantasy that I’ve rated at five stars (17+ on my 20-point scale). But it takes something truly special–something that’s worthy of my all-time favorites list–to register a score of 19 or 20. So let me share my absolute favorites of the… Continue reading Sci-fi/Fantasy Works I Rated 19 or 20 in 2021.
All told, I read 70 novels and novellas by 53 different authors in 2020, plus 20-odd pieces of short fiction (I’m going to try to actually keep track in 2021, but it’s a little late for 2020). Overall, I rated 15 books by 11 different authors at 17 or higher on my 20-point scale and… Continue reading Five-Star Reads of 2020
I know it’s traditional to close December with a post about the best books you read this year, and I will recap my five-star reads sometime next week, but I thought I’d start with something a little bit different. These books weren’t all on my five-star list, but they all had a special element that… Continue reading 2020 Superlatives
What better way to get to know a book blogger than learning what books they like? Here are some books I love and recommend frequently. Epic/Secondary World Fantasy The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan If you have any interest in a huge, sprawling fantasy epic with hundreds of characters, it’s hard to find better… Continue reading A Prologue of the Person: Books I Love