2020 Favorite Books That I Read This Year

 

1. Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City – Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-Class Metropolis – Sam Anderson (2020)

2. The Story of Christianity – Justo L. Gonzalez

3. The Lions of Al-Rassan – Guy Gavriel Kay

4. Leviathan Wakes – James S.A. Corey

5. The Long Ball: Summer of ’75 – Spaceman, Catfish, Charlie Hustle, and the Greatest World Series Ever Played – Tom Adelman

6. Dynamic, Bombastic, Fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley’s Swingin’ As – Jason Turbow

7. Nerve: Adventures in the Science of Fear – Eva Holland

8. The Calculating Stars – Mary Robinette Koval

9. Tidewater – Emmie Mears

10. Cathedrals of Glass: A Planet of Blood and Ice – A.J. Hartley

 

 

 

2019 Favorite Books That I Read This Year

 

1. Shattered Bonds – Faith Hunter (2019)

2. God Land – Lyz Lenz (2019)

3. The Book of Strange New Things – Michel Faber (2014)

4. Hearthfire – Emmie Mears (2018)

5. The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O – Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland (2017)

6. The Monster Baru Comorant – Seth Dickinson (2018)

7. The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels, and the History of American Comedy – Kliph Nesteroff (2018)

8. City of Souls  – Vicki Petterson (2009)

9. Guardian – A.J. Hartley (2018)

10. Seasons in Hell: With the Worst Team in Baseball History, the 1973-1975 Texas Rangers – Mike Shropshire (2018)

 

2018 Favorite Books That I Read This Year

 

1. Oathbringer - Brandon Sanderson (2017)

2. Foundryside – Robert Jackson Bennett (2018)

3. Dark Queen – Faith Hunter (2018)

4. Head On – John Scalzi (2018)

5. Lock In – John Scalzi (2015)

6. Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng (2017)

7. Binti – Nnedi Okorafor (2015)

8. The Golden State – Lydia Kessing (2018)

9. The Consuming Fire – John Scalzi (2018)

10: Vacationland – John Hodgman (2017)

 

 

2017 Favorite Books That I Read This Year

 

1. The Way of Kings - Brandon Sanderson (2010)

2. Words of Radiance - Brandon Sanderson (2014)

3. The Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock - Dave Weigl (2017)

4. The Stone Sky - N.K. Jemisin (2017)

5. Firebrand - A.J. Hartley (2017)

6. The Collapsing Empire - John Scalzi (2017)

7. New York 2140 - Kim Stanley Robinson (2017)

8. Cold Reign - Faith Hunter (2017)

9. The Aeronauts Windlass - Jim Butcher (2015)

10. Death Comes to the Deconstructionist - Daniel Taylor (2015)

 

 

 

2016 Favorite Books I Read This Year

 

1. Deaths End – Cixin Liu

2. The Traitor Baru Comarant – Seth Dickinson

3. The Obelisk Gate – N.K. Jemsin

4. Tigana – Guy Gavriel Kay

5. A Land Without Sin – Paula Huson

6. Look to the Sun – Emmie Mears

7. Three Parts Dead – Max Gladstone

8. Steeplejack – A.J. Hartley

9. The Fifth Season – N.K. Jemsin

10; Searching For Sunday – Rachel Held Evans

 

2015 Favorite Books I Read This Year

 

1. Dreadnaught – Cherie Priest

2. Seveneves – Neal Stephenson

3. The Mussorgsky Riddle – Darin Kennedy

4. Shrike: Rampant – Emmie Mears

5. A Plunder of Souls – D.B. Jackson

6. Any Port in a Storm – Emmie Mears

7. The Three Body Problem – Cixin Liu

8. Dark Heir – Faith Hunter

9. Up, Up, and Away – Jonah Keri

10. Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel

 

 

2014 Favorite Books I Read

 

1. Thieves Quarry – D.B. Jackson

2. Broken Soul –  Faith Hunter

3. Thieftaker  –  D.B. Jackson

4. Knight Moves – John G. Hartness

5. The Masked Songbird – Emmie Mears

6. The Fionvar Tapestry – Guy Gavriel Kay

7. That is All – John Hodgman

8. The Wise Man’s Fear – Patrick Rothfuss

9. Black Arts – Faith Hunter

10. The Lucy Variations – Sara Zarr

 

2013 Favorite Books

 

1.  Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson

2. A Storm of Swords –  George R.R. Martin

3. The Silver Linings Playbook  –  Matthew Quick

4. A Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin

5. Hitless Wonder: A Life in Minor League Rock and Roll - Joe Oestreich

6. Better Food for a Better World – Erin McGraw

7. Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anhueser Busch and America's Kings of Beer – William Knoedelseder

8. The Spirit Well – Stephen Lawhead

9. Blood Trade – Faith Hunter

10. A Clash of Kings – George R.R. Martin

 

2012 Favorite Books

 

1. The Name of the Wind – Patrick Rothfuss

2. REAMDE – Neal Stephenson

3. How to Save a Life – Sara Zarr

4. The End of Baseball – Peter Schilling Jr.

5. Ready Player One – Ernest Cline

6. The Bone House – Stephen Lawhead

7. A Year of Biblical Womanhood – Rachel Held Evans

8. The Chosen – John G. Hartness

9. Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity, and the Perfect Knuckleball – R.A. Dickey

10. The Anubis Gates – Tim Powers

 

2011 Favorite Books

 

1. The Confusion – Neal Stephenson

2. The System of the World – Neal Stephenson

3. The Ale Boy’s Feast – Jeffrey Overstreet

4. Beauty Will Save the World – Greg Wolfe

5. Quicksilver – Neal Stephenson

6. Swamplandia – Karen Russell

7. Assassination Vacation – Sarah Vowell

8. The Skin Map – Stephen Lawhead

9. The Inverted Forest – John Dalton

10. Gringo Nightmare – Eric Volz

 

 

2010 Favorite Books

 

1. A Soldier of the Great War- Mark Helprin

2. Anathem – Neal Stephenson

3. The Lunatic Express – Carl Hoffman

4. Home – Marilynne Robinson

5. Raven√οs Ladder – Jeffrey Overstreet

6. A Visit from the Goon Squad – Jennifer Egan

7. Jayber Crow – Wendell Berry

8. Postively Fifth Street – James McManus

9. Salvation on Sand Mountain – Dennis Covington

10. Johnny Cash and the Great American Contradiction – Rodney Clapp