I know I only did 10 books for 2018 but when it came to this year I found that while deciding on the first half dozen was easy enough, filling out the last few slots proved more difficult. After a lot of back and forth on my part, I decided I would bump it up to 15.

Similar to last year, the books are organised by the order I read them, with none being ranked above the others, and links to my reviews are beneath each image.

A wonderful read; vibrant, imaginative and truly a work of art.

A fun action-packed romp, with a fresh view on some fantasy tropes and some great dialogue along the way.

Not for the faint of heart but offers an abundance of riches.

Part mystery and part coming-of-age, wrapped in the trappings of a fantasy novel.

A bittersweet novel, recalling the loves and losses of childhood in the best of ways.

It plays with a lot of tropes common to comic books, hugely entertaining.

Full of fantasy action, complemented by a protagonist who is equal parts vulnerable, sarcastic and consumed with revenge.

A great read with a strong near future cyber-punk flavour.

Manages multiple plot-lines and points of view with ease.

While the novel has a relatively slow build, sticking with it is recommended and rewarding.

A marvelous expansion of the author’s existing world.

Both a great introduction to this world and a novella that could easily be consumed in a couple of hours.

As hard, brutal and frequently funny as it’s predecessor.

Review Pending
Review Pending

Hopefully I’ll have the remainder of those reviews written and posted soon.

2 Comments

  1. Truly humbled for The Blighted City to be included in your best reads of 2019, and beside some solid names. Thanks, Drew. A fantastic new year to you and to the other authors on this list. All the best for 2020!

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