Well, 2019 is finally over and boy, what a year it has been! It’s not been my favourite year for several reasons, but in one area at least it wasn’t a complete dumpster fire, books. This year I read 39 books, some amazing some, not so much but all of them worth a look (except The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights, that was one hell of a slog). Before we get on to the winner lets have a look at some stats:
So the winner and probably my new favourite Author goes to…
The Mortal Tally by Sam Sykes
This one has it all. It has great characters, brilliant action scenes, comedy, tragedy and I honestly had no idea how it was going to end. Superb from start to finish it is a worthy winner.
The complete shortlist was:
- Radicalized By Cory Doctorow
- The Mortal Tally by Sam Sykes
- The City Stained Red (Bring Down Heaven, #1) by Sam Sykes
- Ale & Blood: A Bring Down Heaven Novella by Sam Sykes
- Sea of Silver Light: Otherland Book 4 by Tad Williams
- The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited! by Clint McElroy
- The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
- Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There by Rutger Bregman
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