10 on the 10th

This month’s 10 is the 10 best books I’ve read in ’10.

Some of these will be entire  series, I refuse to pick just one book from a larger body of work.

1. Stacia Kane‘s Downside Ghosts, 1st in the series is Unholy Ghosts.

2. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe.

3. The Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson (Yes, those Girl With The Dragon Tattoo books.)

4. Sleepless by Charlie Huston

5. Johannes Cabal The Detective by Jonathan L. Howard (Second in the series, read in order for best effect.)

6. New Blood by Gail Dayton First in a new series, Blood Magic.

7. Willing Victim by Cara McKenna (I also recommend everything with her name on it.)

8. The Native Star by M.K. Hobson

9. The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook (Her entire Iron Seas series is recommended, TID is the first book – but there is a short prequel Here There Be Monsters in the Burning Up anthology.)

10.  Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews, 1st book is Magic Bites.

Books are in no particular order – ok #1 is #1 for a damn good reason. Kane has done something new & wonderful in the Urban Fantasy universe. Pay attention to her & Meljean Brook, both of these authors are going to be considered defining for their genres. Come back in 5 years and congratulate me on my psychic prowess. I can wait, I can also say “I told you so.” 😉

All the others… just buy them and read them. Seriously, I love them all and it’s hard for me to stop at 10.  I easily have another 10 I could recommend, but I edited this list for popularity too. I pulled off some books, like Changes by Jim Butcher – great book, but the man gets plenty of love. Yes, Larsson isn’t hurting either, but when I’m obsessed with your characters… ok I could say the same for Butcher. See why this is making me pull my hair out?

I can talk for hours about books, remember I blog occasionally over at From The TBR Pile. I’m not much of a reviewer, but I do my best and I never recommend a book I don’t love. You can also find me over on Goodreads, Missy Ann Walker.

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8 Responses to 10 on the 10th

  1. Cheryl says:

    You’ve never steered me wrong. Which is both a good and bad thing. LOL

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  3. Michelle says:

    I’ve got these on my TBR pile! Can’t wait to finish the book club books I’ve been catching up on so that I can read some of these!

  4. Annette says:

    We have a few overlaps 😀

  5. Laura says:

    I’ve had Johannes Cabal (the first book) on my list all year but haven’t gotten to it yet. Thanks for the reminder! Have you read Stacia Kane’s other series about the psychic radio show host? I have the first book somewhere and have been meaning to pull it out.

    Of the 20 books I read this year my favorites were Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and The Spiritualist by Megan Chance.

  6. JenJen says:

    *sigh* I need to read more. At least I know where to come for suggestions when I have the time to pick a new book! 🙂

  7. Siobhan says:

    I’ll have to look those up! I did read the Katherine Howe book and just did not enjoy it. I actually listened to it, which might have been part of the problem… the reader made it sound like the main character & her best friend were Thelma and Daphne from Scooby Doo. I kept waiting for Shaggy to make an appearance. I also figured out ‘the baddie’, as my niece would say, early on. I will read more books from the author, though, when she writes them!

  8. Miriam says:

    I did get a Kindle for Christmas…but I have a book to comment on….

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