It is time to draw the line after another year, one that proved to be very good throughout its days. Although once again I found myself in need of a bit more free time, I would be hard pressed to discover something to complain about, in case I wished to do such a thing. The said shrunken free time reflects on my reading and reviewing habit for the past couple of years but still 2013 proved to be a good year, especially since unlike the previous years I made better choices for the books to read. This year I had the great pleasure to join the team of the Romanian online magazine, Revista de suspans (The Suspense Magazine), as one of the editors, to attend the Romanian Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Fair, Final Frontier, and the World Fantasy Convention, two events of different scales, but equal when it comes to the great time I had at them, meeting wonderful people and feeling like I was among very old friends. All in all an amazing reading related year and not only!
With this being said, please allow me to leave you with a list (in alphabetical order by author) of what I consider to be the best books I read this year and let me wish a Happy New Year and a 2014 to remember!
“The Dragon’s Path” by Daniel Abraham
“One Hundred Years of Vicissitude” by Andrez Bergen
“On a Red Station, Drifting” by Aliette de Bodard
“Lurker” by Gary Fry
“In the Broken Birdcage of Kathleen Fair” by Cate Gardner
“Nightsiders” by Gary McMahon
“Mayhem” by Sarah Pinborough
“A Season in Carcosa” edited by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
“A Stranger in Olondria” by Sofia Samatar
“The Gate Theory” by Kaaron Warren