Scott Marlowe, fantasy author

Scott Marlowe

Author of the Alchemancer and Assassin Without a Name fantasy series

Favorite Reads of 2013

Carrying on the tradition of listing out my favorites reads of the year (here are my favorite reads of 2010 and 2011; apparently I skipped 2013—some tradition, huh?), I give you the books I found most enjoyable in 2013.

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You can see all of the books I read in 2013 on Goodreads.

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Favorite Reads of 2011

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Something I’ve done the past few years is engage in a reading challenge. I documented 2010’s on this blog, but left it to GoodReads to handle the bookkeeping exclusively for me for 2011 (41 books read and counting on a challenge of 35. Yeah, baby!).

Reading challenges serve a couple of purposes. Most notably, it allows me to track what I’ve read in a fairly unobtrusive and sometimes fun manner, while also allowing me to gauge progress over the course of the year. Of course, it also makes it easier to write a “Favorite Reads of the Year” post, something which has become an annual thing for me.

So, without further ado, here are my favorite reads of this past year.

The Best of Robert E. Howard: Volume 1: The Shadow Kingdom The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century
Fool's Fate (Tawny Man, #3) Viking Warrior (The Strongbow Saga)
Dragons From The Sea (The Strongbow Saga #2) The Children of Cthulhu
Into the Storm Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Crusade The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Burton & Swinburne, #1)

Favorite Reads of 2010

Best Books of 2010

Although we're not quite done with 2010, I'm starting to wind down my attempt at reading 50 books. I'm about halfway through my current read, and then I might be able to finish one more book after that before 2011 is upon us.

Looking back, here's a list of some of my favorite reads over the past year.

dragonhaven Dragon's Haven by Robin Hobb

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sandmanslim Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey

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View this book on Amazon.com The Gunslinger by Stephen King

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View this book on Amazon.com Cugel's Saga by Jack Vance

[ read my review ]
View this book on Amazon.com Ephemera by Paul S. Kemp

[ read my review ]
View this book on Amazon.com Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb

[ read my review ]
View this book on Amazon.com Sky of Swords by David Duncan

[ read my review ]
View this book on Amazon.com Lord of the Fire Lands by Dave Duncan

[ read my review ]
View this book on Amazon.com Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Singing Sword by Tee Morris

[ read my review ]
View this book on Amazon.com The Gilded Chain by Dave Duncan

[ read my review ]
View this book on Amazon.com The Alchemist's Pursuit by Dave Duncan

[ read my review ]
View this book on Amazon.com The Eyes of the Overworld by Jack Vance

[ read my review ]
View this book on Amazon.com The Dying Earth by Jack Vance

[ read my review ]
View this book on Amazon.com The Alchemist's Code by Dave Duncan

[ read my review ]
View this book on Amazon.com Old Man's War by John Scalzi

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