Posts that have been categorized as: "Best of the Year"

Best of 2016

Posted: February 1, 2017 in Best of the Year

2016 was a solid year for us speculative fiction book lovers (and movie-goers and TV bingers…ah, what a wonderful world we live in), which means that the Best of 2016 has some seriously excellent volumes of sheer awesomeness. And here at EBR we should know, because we participated in Mark Lawrence’s Blog-Off and read some of the worst the self-pubbed world has to offer–the following are golden in comparison. Plus we have a list of what we’re looking forward to this year so you can be ready to pre-order. Here you’re sure to find many hours of reading bliss.
Best Books of 2016:
The Mortal Tally by Sam Sykes – EBR Review
The Spider’s War – EBR Review
Babylon’s Ashes – EBR Review
The Liberation – EBR Review
Poseidon’s Wake – EBR Review
Borderline by Mishell Baker – EBR Review
The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Astor by Scott Wilibanks – EBR Review
Freedom of the Mask by Robert McCammon – EBR […]Read the rest of this post »

Best of 2015

Posted: January 19, 2016 in Best of the Year

Here at EBR 2015 was a great year. Not only did we get through a record number of books, but we also participated in Mark Lawrence’s Blog-Off and were nominated for a Hugo. Again. We are that awesome. It was hard to limit the best books from 2015 because there were so many, but we do this for y’all so you can spend your time reading the best books possible. The books aren’t in any particular order and of course we didn’t read every book published this year. If we missed something, definitely leave us a comment.

THE BEST OF 2015
The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence (Amazon)
The Border by Robert McCammon (EBR review)
Grunt Traitor by Weston Ochse (EBR review)
Son of the Black Sword by Larry Coreia (EBR review)
Nemesis Games by James S.A. Corey (EBR review)
Half the World by Joe Abercrombie (EBR review)
The Mechanical by Ian Tregillis (EBR review)
The City Stained Red by Sam Sykes (EBR review)
Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan (EBR review)
Ash and Silver by Carol Berg (EBR review)
The Boy With the Porcelain Blade by Den Patrick (EBR Review)
The Art of Language Invention by David J Peterson (Amazon)
The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher (review forthcoming)
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Best of 2014

Posted: February 3, 2015 in Best of the Year

Alrighty. 2014 somehow vanished. It was a wild year for all of us here at EBR, both professionally and personally. We’ll get into some of that down below, and in a separate post. Anywho! The Best of 2014! Yowsa, we had some killer novels this year. As usual, we don’t present the books in any order. And there are gonna be some books here that we haven’t even reviewed yet (again, this year was a bit crazy). And we didn’t even come close to reading everything… so feel free to poke and prod us in the comments about stuff you don’t see on this list!
THE BEST OF 2014
THE THICKET by Joe Lansdale (Amazon — EBR Review)
THE WIDOW’S HOUSE by Daniel Abraham
THE BROKEN EYE by Brent Weeks (Amazon — EBR Review)
SKIN GAME by Jim Butcher (Amazon — EBR Review)
DUST AND LIGHT by Carol Berg (Amazon — EBR Review)
THE RIVER OF SOULS by Robert McCammon (Amazon — EBR Review)
STELES OF THE SKY by Elizabeth Bear (Amazon […]Read the rest of this post »

The Best of 2013

Posted: January 10, 2014 in Best of the Year

Well then. 2013 is done. While I’m not a huge fan of the “Best Of” lists, I’ve been asked enough (by readers, authors, and even my own reviewers) that I figured I should give it a go. I’m not going to number them, as usual, and there will likely be more than 10. Why? Because I can do what I want! And stuff!
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The Best of 2012

Posted: January 4, 2013 in Best of the Year

So, the end of 2012 totally snuck up on us here at Elitist Book Reviews. One minute we were looking at all of our most anticipated novels for 2012, and the next they were all on our collective bookshelves.

And man, did we have some great reads this year. We haven’t even had time to post reviews for all of them yet–don’t worry, they are coming.

So, here is our list of favorites for the year. They aren’t in any particular order, and we cheat wherever we want (if you aren’t cheating, you aren’t trying hard enough).Read the rest of this post »

Best of 2011

Posted: December 30, 2011 in Best of the Year
Best of 2011

It was our New Year’s Resolution for 2011 to make sure that our Best of 2011 post actually made it into 2011. And yeah, we totally nailed it! (Barely)

This year was just unreal. How do you pick the best books when there were so many freaking amazing ones? The answer?

Dart-board……….. OK not really. Maybe. And like usual, we cheat if an author had more than one book out.

BEST OF 2011–These were our collective favorite reads of the year.
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Best of 2010

Posted: January 28, 2011 in Best of the Year
Best of 2010

2010 was an interesting year for novels. Honestly it was a struggle to put together a limited list that contained our favorites for the year. Depending on the type of reader you are, this could have been the best year in recent memory, or even a disappointment. Below you will find our list of best reads of 2010 (in no particular order). Keep in mind that this is based upon US releases only, so there may be a few omitted titles. Also keep in mind that Steve cheats and uses full releases by authors rather than just single titles.
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The Top 10 of 2009

Posted: February 15, 2010 in Best of the Year
The Top 10 of 2009

OK, we got called out on it, so to prove that we respond to almost ALL requests. Here is the Top 10. We didn’t particularly want to do one, since we only had 4 months of publishing reviews before the year was over, and there were only 26 or 27 books in our category Books We Like at the time. But here we are… doing what you wanted, because we are just that great.
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