RustyReads: Best of 2018

2018 has been a great year with many very enjoyable books that I have read.  This list could easily have been twice as long and still left off some quality books that I would quickly recommend.  So, of the 70 books that I completed, here are the top 10 (or technically 12 since there are a few series).

Note: there will be several books marked with ** that represent those books that I read out loud to my wife Teri and my 13-year-old son Josh.  These books probably got a few brownie points because of the hours of quality time each represented.

10. Orconomics by J. Zachary Pike


9. ** Here Be Dragons by David P. Macpherson


8. The Half Killed by Quenby Olson


7. We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson


6. Paternus: Rise of Gods by Dyrk Ashton


5. Kings of Paradise by Richard Nell


4. Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames


3. ** The Name of the Wind / ** The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

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2. The Heart of Stone by Ben Galley


1. ** Senlin Ascends / ** Arm of the Sphinx by Josiah Bancroft

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Honorable mentions:

  • Red Rising / Golden Son / Morning Star – Pierce Brown
  • Godsgrave – Jay Kristoff
  • Oathbringer – Brandon Sanderson
  • Thunderhead – Neal Shusterman

I have a great list of books already lined up for the first half of 2019.  I am very excited to dig in and find some new favorites.

Happy New Year everyone!

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