I know I promised a review today, but life happened in a big, massive way so I postponed it. I apologize.
Once again, thank you for nominating books and voting on nominations. Listed below is my final list. I will read each book on the list. I will read the top book first, and then each book in order after that. However, I do retain the right to switch up reading order depending on my mood, though I will try not to do that.
Winner: Guards! Guards! – Terry Pratchett
Storm Front – Jim Butcher
The Sandman Graphic Novels – Neil Gaiman
The Anubis Gates – Tim Powers
The Long Prince Quartet – Daniel Abraham
Leviathan – Scott Westerfeld
The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
Tigana – Guy Gavriel Kay
The Last Unicorn – Peter S. Beagle
The Prestige – Christopher Priest
Archangel – Sharon Shinn
Changeless – Gail Carriger
Cloud Atlas – D Mitchell
Pattern Recognition – William Gibson
Rot & Ruin – Jonathan Maberry
Shadow & Claw – Gene Wolfe
Tooth and Claw – Jo Walton
Stories of Your Life and Others – Ted Chiang
The Best of Gene Wolfe – Gene Wolfe
The Book of Jhereg – Steven Brust
The Way of Kings – Brandon Sanderson
Tome of the Undergates – Sam Sykes
Angel of Death – J Robert King
Ash – Mary Gentle
Black Juice – Margo Lanagan
Brasyl – Ian McDonald
Cast in Shadow – Michelle Sagara
City of Saints and Madmen – Jeff Vandermeer
Dsideria – N. Kornher-Stace
Empress – Karen Miller
Fables graphic novels
Fahrenheit 451 Graphic Novel
Farthing – Jo Walton
House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski
Hunter’s Oath – Michelle West
I Am the Messenger – Markus Zusak
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell – Susanna Clarke
Last Dragon – J.J. McDermott
Lavinia – Ursula LeGuin
Legends – Robert Silverberg
Lifelode – Jo Walton
Little, Big – John Crowley
Magic Bites – Ilona Andrews
Magician – Raymond E. Feist
Master and Margarita – M Bulgakov
Memoirs of a Master Forger – William Heaney
My Soul to Keep – Tananarive Due
Myrren’s Gift – Fiona McIntosh
Nightwatch – Sergei Lukyanenko
Nova, Babel 17, Einstein Intersection, Dhalgren – Samuel R. Delany
Rediscovery of Man – Cordwainer Smith
Sharp Teeth – Toby Barlow
Sleepless – Charlie Huston
Slights – Kaaron Warren
Smoke and Mirrors – Niel Gaiman
Someplace to be Flying – Charles deLint
Spirit – G Jones
Spook Country – William Gibson
Tender Morsels – Margo Lanagan
The Amanda Feral series
The Dragon Prince Trilogy – Melanie Rawn
The Empire Trilogy – Janny Wurts & Raymond E. Feist
The Etched City – KJ Bishop
The God Stalker Chronicles – PC Hodgell
The King of Elfland’s Daughter – Lord Dunsany
The Last Wish – Andrzej Sapkowski
The Mars-Trilogy – Kim Stanley Robinson
The Monarchies of God – Paul Kearney
The Orphan’s Tales – Catherynne Valente
The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Snow Queen – Joan D. Vinge
The Warlord Trilogy – Bernard Cornwell
Thunderer – Felix Gilman
Titus Groan/Gormenghast/ Titus Alone – Mervyn Peake
Tyrants and Kings Trilogy – John Marco
Use of Weapons – IM Banks
Whitechapel Gods – S.M. Peters
World War Z – Max Brooks
WWW: Wake – Robert J. Sawyer
Zero History – William Gibson
Zoo City – Laruen Beukes
Much to Jared’s chagrin, I went with public polling rather than a random traipse through my local used bookstore. However, to appease him, I will use his random selection method as well as use this list.
I have a current pile that I am working through. I’ll start Guards! Guards! next week. Who knows how long this list will take me, but it will be a fun ride!
Yeah, I know it's be a fun ride 🙂 I loved Good Omens, it was hilarious & I've heard his Discworld books are too, although I haven't tried them yet, so maybe when I will, I'll start with Guards! Guards! 🙂 Happy reading!
I am appeased!
Yes! Pratchett FTW! I hope you enjoy Guards! Guards! Tis a damn fun ride 😀 Good luck trawling through the rest of the list 🙂
Have fun, Sarah! I look forward to seeing what you think of all these. 🙂
yay! can't wait to hear what you think of Tim Powers. and everything else on there!
It will be a fun project. I'm really excited (and daunted) by the list here. Most of the books I'd never have read if they hadn't been listed. I think this should be a lot of fun… and in some cases really force me out of my comfort zone, which is awesome!
Thanks for participating!
Wow, that is a lot of books! It should be fun to try to read them all, though. There are a lot of good ones on that list – Guards, Guards, The Sandman, Tigana, The Last Unicorn… I really hope you can find The Snow Queen too!
My goodness, what a list! I hope you enjoy reading through all of them and letting your followers know your thoughts regarding them. Smoke and Mirrors, The Last Unicorn, The Sandman, Fables are all great books, and there's a number on your list that I'd like to read too. Enjoy and good luck!
I will whole heartedly concur with City of Saints and mad men, one of my favorite books ever and once you read it, you'll get to read Shriek, which may be the best fantasy book of all time.
I wouldn't spend a single penny on Butcher's Storm Front which I would consider one of the most offensively bad books I've ever had the misfortune of beginning(I couldn't get past the first hundred pages). Find it at the library if you can.