I will just say that it felt like a journey. I have read some books this year that were big books, that were not good plainly put. When I reached the end of those books I did not feel that the time and effort that was worth it. All these books are the opposite they took me months to read but I feel that these books were worth the time. I look back on them and get happy.
1. David Copperfield
I did not do a review for this book yet.
2. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
3. Anna Karenina
4. A Game of Thrones
Time For The Comebacks/Remembrance
This year I went through a major change in my reading. I gave up on many genres and authors. In my process of evolving my reading I discovered genres that I forgot or never got a chance to truly experience in its greatness.
5. Parasyte vol. 1- 5 [manga]
The horror and manga/graphic novels this year has made a comeback in my reading life. The two biggest things that I like about this series is the progression and the horror. The first thing I was excited about when I read the first volume is that the book had gore in it. Then there is humor and a good story to go along with the gore.
6. The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans [graphic novels]
I like that this book had a bit of history. The art style and thrilling story sells it.
7. The Walking Dead volume 1 [graphic novels]
8. Before I Go To Sleep [mystery]
I have experienced some awful mystery books in my life. I have not really enjoyed a mystery book in my reading life in a while. This book really made me experience a mystery book that actually is suspenseful. It made me experience a book that actually builds on the mystery.
9. Battle Royale [Japanese fiction]
I have talked about this book last time on my top new to me authors. This goes along the lines that Parasyte does it does horror like it needs to be done. My greatest complaint overall this year are books that take forever to get to the action or promises something that it never delivers. That is the reason that books like Battle Royale and Parasyte are on this list. They do what they promise to do and do it right.
10. The Child Thief
Among the awesome parts of this book is the three-dimensional characters and amazing artwork.