Total Books Read: 274 out of a goal of 250
Watership Down by Richard Adams. I always knew about it, but finally picked it up. Never thought I would be so emotional about rabbits.
Honorable Mention: The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown, read by the late Edward Herrmann. Even knowing the ending, the story was incredible and I was on the edge of my seat during the final section.
Honorable Mention: How to Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell, narrated by David Tennant
Favorite Adult Fantasy:
Emperor's Blades by Brian Staveley. Great debut with a good amount of new ideas with old and a fun read.
Honorable Mention: The Emperor's Edge by Lindsay Buroker
Favorite Adult Sci-Fi:
Old Man's War by John Scalzi. Fun sci-fi series that I look forward to continuing
Honorable Mention: All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka .
Favorite Adult Contemporary:
The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su. I loved the webseries and this companion book about what else was going on was great!
Honorable Mention: Unteachable by Leah Raeder
Favorite Adult Romance:
The Suffragette Scandal by Courtney Milan. My favorite book of a fantastic series.
Honorable Mention: Tempt Me at Twilight by Lisa Kleypas.
Favorite YA Fantasy:
The WInner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski. There are no fantasy elements (yet), but it is a fantasy and captured me somehow.
Honorable Mention: World After by Susan Ee
Favorite YA Sci-Fi:
Cress by Marissa Meyer. While I loved the first two, Cinder was predictable and Scarlet didn't have a lot happen in the overall plot, Cress is amazing from start to finish.
Honorable Mention: Ruins by Dan Wells.
Favorite YA Contemporary:
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales. Really fun well done book that stuck with me through the year
Honorable Mention: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins.
Favorite Middle Grade:
How to Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell, read by David Tennnat. Words cannot describe how much I love listening to this series.
Honorable Mention: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown, read by the late Edward Herrmann. Hands down favorite of the year.
Honorable Mention: Matterhorn: A Novel of Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes, narrated by Bronson Pinchot
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon: Volume 12 by Naoko Takeuchi; translated by William Flanagan. Fantastic conclusion.
Honorable Mention: Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Volume 3 by Magica Quartet.
Favorite Graphic Novel:
Saga: Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples. One of the most unique stories out there. I need to pick up Volume 4.
Honorable Mention: Batgirl Volume 1 by Gail Simone
David Tennant. He is amazing. I listed to six How to Train Your Dragon audiobooks and one Doctor Who.
Honorable Mention: Edward Herrmann
Favorite Male Author:
Richard Adams. I only read Watership Down by him, but the introduction as to why he wrote earned him a special place in my heart. And that was before I heard the book.
Honorable Mention: Daniel James Brown
Favorite Female Author:
Courtney Milan for her inventive and enjoyable romances
Honorable Mention: Gail Carriger
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown, read by the late Edward Herrmann. Best audiobook and historical. If it had fit in other categories it would have won.