February’s the time of year where people get even more obsessed about romantic love than usual. But even in the rest of the year, there’s often a sense that romance is mandatory. The vast majority of books I read contain a romantic subplot for their lead, particularly if the protagonist happens to be female. With this post, I want to take a step back and look at some of the few science fiction and fantasy books I’ve found where romance isn’t on the heroine’s mind. Note, I am not up to date with all of these series, and some of them may add on romance later in.
I read 195 books this year, 26 more than last year. I suspect the increase may in part be due to the greater numbers of novellas I’m reading. I’m not going to list all the individual titles here, but I will look at some statistics and how well I did on the goals I set at the beginning of the year.
While I tend to like book versions better than movie versions, there’s some books that I’d love to see adapted to the screen. I doubt most of these would ever happen, but here’s ten adaptations I’d love to see.
I have a post about my favorite new science fiction and fantasy releases of 2016. But what about the books that I read this year that were previously released? There’s too many good backlist books to let them go unnoticed!
There’s all sorts of books coming out in 2017 that I’m excited about! So much so that I’m limiting this list to the spring. I’ll post an updated list in late March or early April for books that couldn’t fit onto this list or which didn’t have a cover revealed yet.
I read a lot of new releases this year, and so many of them were so good. You have no idea how much trouble I had narrowing things down for this list! My 2015 list contained fifteen books, but I’m expanding this one to twenty because there were some I just couldn’t see cut.