4 & 5 Star SciFi and Fantasy Reads of 2013

I am making this an annual post to list the top rated (by me) books I read each year.  For 2013, these include both books I read and listened to, as well as, novellas, short story's and re-reads.  I pulled this info from my Goodreads profile.  Needless to say, all of these are highly recommended.

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5 Star Reads of 2013

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (Reread) - Audible
Ringworld by Larry Niven (Reread) - Audible
A Memory of Light (Wheel of Time, #14) by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson - Audible (MY BOOK OF THE YEAR)
Towers of Midnight (Wheel of Time, #13) by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson (Reread) - Audible
The Sword of Shannara Trilogy by Terry Brooks (Reread) - Audible
Old Man's War by John Scalzi (Reread) - Audible

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4 Star Reads of 2013

The War God's Own (War God #2) by David Weber - Audible
Nova War (Shoal: Book 2) by Gary Gibson - Audible
The High Lord (The Black Magician Trilogy, #3) by Trudi Canavan - Audible
Stealing Light (Shoal: Book 1) by Gary Gibson - Audible
The Gate Thief (Mithermages, #2) by Orson Scott Card - Audible
Unfettered (Short Story Collection) by Shawn Speakman - Kindle
Straken (High Druid of Shannara, #3) by Terry Brooks- Audible
Empire of Light (Shoal: Book 3) by Gary Gibson - Audible
Oath of Swords (War God, #1) by David Weber - Audible
Shadow of Freedom (Honor Harrington, #14) by David Weber - Audible
The Six Directions of Space by Alastair Reynolds (Novella) - Kindle
War Maid's Choice (War God, #4) by David Weber - Audible
Empire (In Her Name: Redemption, #1) by Michael R. Hicks - Kindle
Steelheart (Reckoners, #1) by Brandon Sanderson - Audible
Red Country by Joe Abercrombie - Audible
The Human Division by John Scalzi  - Audible
The Last Dark (The Last Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, #4) by Stephen R. Donaldson - Audible
Skirmishes (Diving Universe, #4) by Kristine Katheryn Rush - Audible
Indomitable (Shannara, #3.25) by Terry Brooks (Short Story) - Kindle
Thousandth Night by Alastair Reynolds (Novella) - Kindle
The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card (Reread) - Audible

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So what am I looking forward to in 2015?  Well I did not get The Doors of Stone as promised in 2013, Words of Radiance, Like a Mighty Army, The High Druid's Blade, and many more!

4 & 5 Star SciFi and Fantasy Reads of 2012

I thought it would be good to list the top rated (by me) books I read in 2012.  These include both books I read and listened to, as well as, novellas, short story's and re-reads.  I pulled this info from my Goodreads profile.  Needless to say, all of these are highly recommended.

 

5 Star Reads of 2012

Legion by Brandon Sanderson (novella) - Audible
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (reread) - Audio CD
The Emperor's Soul by Brandon Sanderson (novella) - Audible
Foundation by Isaac Asmimov (reread) - Audible
Firebird by Jack McDevitt - Audible
The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson - Audible (MY BOOK OF THE YEAR)
The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordon (reread) - Audible
Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordon (reread) - Audible
 

4 Star Reads of 2012

City of Ruins by Kristine Katheryn Rusch - Audible
Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey - Kindle
The Magician King by Lev Grossman - Audible
Star Wars: Darth Plagueis by James Luceno - Audible
Becalmed by Kristine Katheryn Rusch (short story) - Kindle
Polaris by Jack McDevitt - Kindle
Seeker by Jack McDevitt - Dead Tree
Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch - Audible
Echo by Jack McDevitt - Audible
Invincible by Jack Campbell - Kindle
Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay - Audible
Redshirts by John Scalzi - Audible
Gabriel: Zero Point by Steve Umstead - Kindle
The Blade Itself by Joe Ambercrombie - Audible
Before they are Hanged by Joe Ambercrombie - Audible
Last Argument of Kings by Joe Ambercrombie - Audible
Caliban's War by James S.A. Corey - Kindle
Gabriel's Return by Steve Umstead - Kindle
An Officer's Duty by Jean Johnson - Kindle
Komarr by Lois McMaster Bujold - Audible
A Civial Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold - Audible
Diplomatic Immunity by Lois McMaster Bujold - Audible
First King of Shannara by Terry Brooks - Dead Tree
Spin the Sky by Katy Stauber - Audible
Swarm by B.V. Larson - Audible
The First Confessor by Terry Goodkind - Kindle
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold - Audible
 

 Overall, my 2012 reading was fantastic.  Started and caught up on a lot of series, both those I started in the past and new ones.  I am really looking forward to 2013 with so many must reads coming out (A Memory of Light, The Republic of Thieves, The Human Division, Abaddon's Gate, The Doors of Stone, and many more!).