I found out from Moonrat, over at Editorial Ass, that Publishers Weekly has announced their top ten novels for this year. And guess what? All of the authors are men.
Moonrat is rather irritated to say the least, and I think with good reason. There are plenty of good women writers out there. Why didn't at least one of them make the list? Moonrat (and others) are thinking this is sexism, and I am inclined to agree with them.
You can take a look at Moonrat's post for more details, but basically there has been a challenge put out for bloggers to declare their own top ten novels of the year. I must say, I rather like this idea. :)
However, there's a slight little problem. I've been busy with schoolwork, and haven't been reading too many newly published books this year. So, rather than naming my favorite top ten of the year, I'll attempt to name my favorite top ten overall. And I say I'll "attempt to" do this because it's rather tough to make up my mind. In fact, if you ask me to make this list again tomorrow, it might be slightly different!
By the way, as I'm making my decisions I'm realizing that I'm having a hard time choosing. There are some authors that I love so much that I'm having a really hard time choosing just one of their books. For this reason, I usually give people my favorite authors rather than my favorite books. I'll limit my list to one book per author, however.
So here's my list top ten books, in no particular order. And because I don't do to well at explaining books, I'll just give you the title, author, genre, and maybe a comment or two about the particular author.
The Burning Island: A Journey Through Myth and History in Volcano Cuntry, Hawai'i
by Pamela Frierson
This book is so good. I mention it in this post.
by Eoin Colfer
I like all of his Artemis Fowl books, at varying degrees. This is the first one.
by Juliet Marillier
OMG this is one of my TOP favorite authors...I am currently reading her latest book, Heart's Blood.
by Tamora Pierce
Really, I think I love all her stories about Tortall characters equally. It's just that it's her Immortals quartet that I'm reading right now, so this is the one I'm listing.
Yes, I know I said that I'm currently reading Heart's Blood. I'm taking a break from this one to read that one. But I'll get back to this one. :)
by Garth Nix
Ok, it's his Abhorsen trilogy that I really love, of which this is the first.
By the way, I'm currently listening to this one. I really love my audio books. :) They help my brain calm down as I'm going to sleep.
It's getting late, so I'll finish up my list another time. Probably tomorrow. Sometime soon, anyways! :)