Books I’ve Really Enjoyed

I complain a lot. I realise this. Perhaps complain is the wrong word. I guess I have somewhat exacting standards that don’t entirely mesh with other people’s opinions… or sometimes even reality. The final nail was probably my discovering that I didn’t enjoy Mythago Wood, an apparently universally adored tome.

So when I was asked what books I’ve actually enjoyed in the last few years, I could only name a couple off the top of my head. After a quick trawl through WeRead and my book shelves, I came up with the following list (in no particular order) that I consider to be quite awesome and think everyone should read.

  • Sleepless – Charlie Huston
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness (and its two sequels)
  • The Silent Land – Graham Joyce
  • The Thief – Megan Whalen Turner
  • The Winter of Frankie Machine – Don Winslow
  • Horns – Joe Hill
  • Slights – Kaaron Warren
  • Temeraire – Naomi Novak
  • The Stars My Destination – Alfred Bester
  • Memoirs of a Master Forger – Graham Joyce
  • Already Dead – Charlie Huston (and its four sequels)
  • The Gone Away World – Nick Harkaway
  • The Demolished Man – Alfred Bester
  • Neuromancer – William Gibson
  • The Limits of Enchantment – Graham Joyce
  • End of the World Blues – John Courtenay Grimwood
  • I Shall Wear Midnight – Terry Pratchett
  • All You Need Is Kill – Hiroshi Sakurazaka
  • The Sword in the Storm – David Gemmell

One thought on “Books I’ve Really Enjoyed

  1. farouk says:

    thanks for the comprehensive list 🙂

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