Earlier this year, Tor.com hosted a poll for the best novels of the decade. These are the results:
Old Man’s War by John Scalzi - 295 votes
American Gods by Neil Gaiman - 270 votes
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss - 231 votes
Blindsight by Peter Watts - 221 votes
Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey - 194 votes
A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin - 179 votes
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke - 167 votes
Anathem by Neal Stephenson - 141 votes
Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson - 125 votes
Perdido Street Station by China Mieville - 124 votes
Yet besides feeling proud of some of my favorites (especially The Name of the Wind), and nodding to myself about authors I was familiar with, I didn't take this poll very seriously. I should have had the mindset, “These are some books that I absolutely must read.”
|My dedicated shelf for the Best SFF Novels of the Decade|
Anyways, I entered a giveaway to win a set of the books, and oddly enough, I actually won! Fancy that a blogger should win. Now I have the chance to read all these books, thanks to Tor.com Fantasy.
I've read The Name of the Wind, A Storm of Swords, and American Gods.
Which are your favorites?