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Three titles come to mind when I think of my favourite books of 2013. For me, naturally Special Forces: Soldiers (748 pages) jumps to the forefront of my mind. It made me feel more than any book I’ve ever read before. Then there’s Fade; how could I not include Fade (1214 pages) in my favourite books? It’s spectacular, ingenious, heart wrenching and extraordinary. I’ve never seen a story pulled together as well as this. But in the end, my one favourite book of 2013 is a little book of 143 pages called Listening To Dust by Brandon Shire. It’s beautiful beyond compare, and in my opinion, it is nothing short of perfection from start to finish.
(What’s all the fuss about?):
(Why haven’t more people read this?):
Why hasn’t everybody been taking about “Listening to Dust” by Brandon Shire? Come on people! Listening to Dust is the most overwhelming
(didn’t know what to expect or the story caught you off guard or anything that just…surprised you…):
“When You Were Pixels” by Julio-Alexi Geneao. After reading a snippet of Julio’s Syntax work, I had an idea that I’d like Pixels… but sweet baby Jesus, I had no idea that Pixel’s 32 pages would overwhelm me so completely. Fraught with tension from start to finish, it’s a teaser to a novel I can’t wait to get my hands on.
(I’d buy anything these authors write, without a doubt):
Quite frankly, 2013 has been the best reading year of my life; true story. I was never really a book worm because I never felt moved by the stories that crossed my path. For example, in 2012 I read 12 books and then on December 26th I read JL Merrow’s Muscling Through and I fell in love with m/m. So in 2013 I read 158 books. Nuff said right?
Oh, that’s easy: I want to be blown away by a story that moves and challenges me. I want to feel so thoroughly/profoundly connected to the characters and their plight. I want to read about human nature in all it’s glory and failings. And as the icing on the cake, I want it all to be hot as hell ;)