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2015 Reading Roundup!

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2015 Reading Roundup!

OK, I’m quite late on doing this this year – I’ve been distracted by thinking about what I’m going to nominate for the Hugos (my first year doing so). More on that to-come!

However, better late than never! Here are my collected opinions on the best books I read in 2015 (regardless of when they were published).

In 2015 I read a total of 163 complete books, not counting magazines, cookbooks, shorts, travel guides, graphic novels, things I didn’t finish; &c.

My favorites were:

Best Fantasy (tie!) –
The Fifth Season – NK Jemisin: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1364993707
The Traitor Baru Cormorant – Seth Dickinson: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1407431209
Best Served Cold – Joe Abercrombie: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/834996924

Best Fantasy Novella (tie!) –
Of Sorrow and Such – Angela Slatter: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1416624807
Wylding Hall – Elizabeth Hand: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1223402726

Best Sci-fi –
The Peripheral – William Gibson: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1052604974

Best Historical Fiction –
The Wake – Paul Kingsnorth: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1134354667

Best Horror –
We have Always Lived in the Castle – Shirley Jackson: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1401923355

Best Mystery –
The Mysterious Disappearance of the Reluctant Book Fairy – Elizabeth George: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1284300941

Best Steampunk/Victorian –
Sorcerer to the Crown – Zen Cho: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1387364092

Best Fairy Tale (tie!) –
The Seventh Bride – T. Kingfisher (Ursula Vernon): https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1423787398
Uprooted – Naomi Novik:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1177917022

Best Cli-fi Thriller –
The Water Knife – Paolo Bacigalupi: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1286824049

Best Entry into an Ongoing Series –
Fitz & the Fool – Robin Hobb: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1368471111

Best YA Sci-fi –
More Happy Than Not – Adam Silvera: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1348638798

Best YA Fantasy –
Sunbolt – Intisar Khanani: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1218142060

Best Short Story Collection from a Single Author (tie!) –
Three Moments of an Explosion – China Mieville: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1352349069
Sourdough and Other Stories – Angela Slatter: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1438880835

Best Anthology of Stories which are in the Public Domain:
Victorian Fairy Tales: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24664038

Best Childhood Re-read:
The Hero and The Crown – Robin McKinley: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/538865678

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