2015: A Year in Review


2015


| Books by Proxy – A Year in Review |

Welcome to my first end of year post – and what a year it has been! I started this blog on the last day of July and, over the last half of 2015, have found myself as part of a wonderful community of readers and bloggers. In my albeit limited experience, we book bloggers are lucky to enjoy a very friendly and supportive community, where sharing our books, our reviews and our experiences is all done for a love of reading and can be enjoyed by many. So thank you readers and thank you bloggers for making 2015 such an enjoyable year. I hope you all have a fantastic 2016!heart


| A Year in Books |
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I think we can all agree these two very similar and equally profound books, Blood Song by Anthony Ryan and The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, deservedly made it into my longest and shortest book categories.heart


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Donna Leon

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Leon 10

with ten books in her Commissario Brunetti series

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2015 - 6

P.G. Wodehouse

with nine books in total including seven from his Blandings series

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Jim Butcher

with eight books in The Dresden Files series

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Agatha Christie

with six books in her Hercule Poirot series

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best fantasyBlood Song

Book One of the Raven’s Shadow Series

by Anthony Ryan

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Best SciFiRed Rising

Book One of the Red Rising Trilogy

by Pierce Brown

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best novellaThe SerpentThe Serpent

The Gameshouse I

by Claire North

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best crimeThe Few

A Leone Scamarcio Thriller

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best historicalLamentationLamentation

Book Six of the Matthew Shardlake Series

by C.J. Sansom

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best classicSomething FreshSomething Fresh

Book One of the Blandings Series

by P.G. Wodehouse

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There were so many more amazing books which deserve to be on this list but then it would just be most of 2015’s books!

Thank you all for reading and have a wonderful 2016!

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Cover Reveal: Shadows of the Apt by Adrian Tchaikovsky


Cover Reveal


| Shadows of the Apt by Adrian Tchaikovsky |

How did I miss this?! Last month, Adrian Tchaikovsky and Tor UK revealed the new e-book covers for the Shadows of the Apt series. Designed by Neil Lang (who was also responsible for the beautiful The Tiger and the Wolf cover revealed in October), the new covers feature intricate designs for weaponry – something which features heavily in the Shadows of the Apt series.

The cover artwork for this series is sublime in all formats and editions; the first Tor UK editions featuring the artwork of Dominic Harman (Empire in Black and Gold) and Jon Sullivan, the new Tor UK editions designed by Neil Lang with artwork by Alan Brooks and the Pyr US covers featuring alternative artwork by Jon Sullivan. However, there is something about these e-book covers that I would love to see on a print copy. Take a look and see what you think!


| Empire in Black and Gold |

Covers: Tor UK print covers, Pyr US  print cover and Tor UK e-book cover


| Dragonfly Falling |

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Covers: Tor UK print covers, Pyr US  print cover and Tor UK e-book cover


| Blood of the Mantis |

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Covers: Tor UK print covers, Pyr US  print cover and Tor UK e-book cover


| Salute the Dark |

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Covers: Tor UK print covers, Pyr US  print cover and Tor UK e-book cover


| The Scarab Path |

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Covers: Tor UK print covers, Pyr US  print cover and Tor UK e-book cover


| The Sea Watch |

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Covers: Tor UK print covers and Tor UK e-book cover


| Heirs of the Blade |

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Covers: Tor UK print covers and Tor UK e-book cover


| The Air War |

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Covers: Tor UK print cover and Tor UK e-book cover


| War Master’s Gate |

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Covers: Tor UK print cover and Tor UK e-book cover


| Seal of the Worm |

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Covers: Tor UK print cover and Tor UK e-book cover


What do you think of the new e-book covers? Do you have a favourite edition?

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