This is the last of my 3 annual posts about the best books I read in the past year. This last post focuses on the fiction books I read. Here are the best and the rest. Please forgive the formatting issues - Blogger has recently decided to make it near impossible to make text wrap around pictures.
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. Although it is a bit difficult to get into
because of the writer’s style and perspective, Mantel’s amazing trilogy about
the life of Thomas Cromwell is a classic.
She follows Cromwell’s early life and rise to become one of the most trusted
servants of the volatile King Henry VIII of England.
Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel. This is part 2 of Mantel’s trilogy, another amazing book. In this volume, Cromwell, now flush with power, has to manage the rise and subsequent removal of Queen Anne Boleyn.
The Burning White by Brent Weeks. This book brings Weeks’ 5-part Lightbringer series to an end. The conclusion is exciting, absorbing and satisfying. If you like epic fantasy and interesting world-building, this may be a series for you to check out.
2nd Tier Reads, but still very good books:
In the Region of the Summer Stars by Stephen R. Lawhead
Sandstorm by James Rollins
Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan
The Crimson Campaign by Brian McClellan
The Autumn Republic by Brian McClellan
Map of Bones by James Rollins
The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin
The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin