Jan. 29th, 2017

meganbmoore: (too many books)
fave books of the year-[personal profile] chaila 

Hmmm…I didn’t read a whole lot in 2016 (for me) and the bulk of what I did read was light mystery series, which is comfort reading for me. Amanda Carmack’s Elizabethan Mysteries (about a musician in Elizabeth I’s court) and Victoria Thompson’s Gaslight Mysteries (about a late 19th century midwife and an Irish cop who’s less corrupt than the norm) continued to rank high for me, and Maia Chance’s Victorian fairy tale themed mysteries about an actress actress/semi-conartist were also pretty good, and I read the first 3 books in Sarah Zettel’s YA series about a female spy in the court of George I. The latest of Seanan McGuire’s October Daye books was a big hit for me, but like Carmack and Thompson, it was a continuation of something I was already into. Jessica Estevao’s Whispers Beyond the Veil (historical mystery about a female conartist who is a real psychic but fake medium working in her long lot aunt’s hotel for believers in the supernatural) and Cheryl Honigford’s (30s radio actress is possibly the target of a serial killer, teams up with a private eye) are both promising starts to new historical mysteries/romance series a little above some other first books in series that I read, but neither was quite “favorite” status. So I guess there were plenty of books that I liked in 2016, but nothing that really stands out strongly from the rest without it being a continuation of a series I already liked. The same is largely true of the manga, with the exception of Ancient Magus Bride, which I covered a bit in an earlier entry for the meme.

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