Good morning ladies and gents!
So, it’s day 2 of Armchair BEA – how’s everyone feeling? I know that I spent HOURS online yesterday, mostly visiting and commenting. It’s SO much fun, but I admit I needed a break from the computer last night.
Here’s today’s topic:
I’ll start with some of my favorite books that I’ve read so far this year (which sadly is only about 30 books total)… I narrowed it down to my top 6.
In Search of the Multiverse by John Gribbin (best non-fiction)
The first book I’ve read about the possibility of multiple universes, and the first book that really introduced me to physics and quantum physics, which I’m obsessed with now.
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore (best YA)
The long wait for Bitterblue was well worth it. I loved being back in the Seven Kingdoms.
Hominds by Robert J. Sawyer (best sci-fi)
This is the first book of The Neanderthal Parallax trilogy, which I fell in love with. It’s actually the book that made me really interested in the idea of multiple universes and hence I set out to read more non-fiction about it, leading me to In Search of the Multiverse.
Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey (best paranormal)
The first book of the Sandman Slim series. It’s awesome – Stark is such a bad-ass.
Maus by Art Spiegelman (best graphic novel)
In all fairness this is the only graphic novel / comic I’ve read so far this year, but it was so great I had to put it on here.
The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander (best historical fiction)
This book was SO GOOD and the ending was such a shock. And it makes me want to learn more about the Romonovs.
So, those are my Best of 2012 books! Have you read any of them? If not, you really should.
As for books that are going to be at BEA that I’m looking forward to… I only had a little bit of time to browse through the website. These are 3 that caught my eye.
The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics by Leonard Susskind – I need this. So you know, if you’re one of the lucky folks at BEA and you see this or you already grabbed it, I would looooooove a copy.
Seducing Mr. Knightly by Maya Rodale – I read and really loved The Tattooed Duke by this author, and this is part of the same series.
The Lands of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin – Apparently this is a companion book to the A Song of Ice and Fire series, with maps and pictures in it. Sounds very cool.
Well, and now I’m desperately wishing I was at BEA collecting a million books to bring home with me. *Sigh* maybe next year…