2013 Quo Legatis Book Awards

I apologize to my faithful readers on the relatively low activity and pitiful reading total for this year.  I know you must all be devastated.  I have no idea why the numbers are so low.  I’ll blame a move mid-year for disrupting my pace.

Category 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Biography 1 3 2 3 2
Fantasy 1 3 5 2 2
Fiction 3 5 3 4 2
Non-fiction 5 7 4 6 4
Sci-fi 7 3 6 7 1
YA 1 5 1 1
Grand Total 18 26 21 23 11

But I still have some awards to hand out!

Best Fiction: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell.  Really enjoyed this depiction of magic, and placing it in an alternate history.  Memorable characters and a fun story, with kind of a weird ending.  But magic is just weird, ok?

Best NonfictionFace of Battle.  War, what is it good for?  Well, an interesting experiment on the nature of courage and this resulting nice book, if nothing else.

Honorable mention: River of Stars.  If only the ending were a little more … heroic?  But it’s based on real life, which doesn’t always wrap up in the nicest possible way.


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