Hello, fellow readers!
Today, I have a new book ranking post. Just like previous years, this post details the Top 5 Books I read and reviewed this year. Since I didn’t review as many books in previous years, and I read quite a few good ones, this list was difficult to decide. However, I did figure out a Top 5 (or else this post wouldn’t exist!).
My Top 5 Books Of 2023 are:
I heard many good things about this book before reading it, and my reading experience of it met my expectations pretty well. It very much is the low-stakes, high-fantasy novel that it’s advertised to be. There is a little more angst than I expected, but it’s an overall good-feeling book otherwise.
I enjoyed reading all the King’s Quest books this year. I was incredibly lucky to find a physical copy of the first one, “The Floating Castle” (which is ranked #2 on this list!). However, I enjoyed reading “See No Weevil” and “Kingdom Of Sorrow” as well.
Nothing was particularly bad about any of the books. “See No Weevil” was a fairly good book with fun characters, development, and had an interesting plot. “Kingdom of Sorrow” and “The Floating Castle” just happened to surpass this one for me, in terms of enjoyability.
“Kingdom Of Sorrow” was fun to read, and one of the easiest to get into for me. Since my experience with the King’s Quest franchise stemmed from playing the fifth game and Graham was the main character in that game, it was easier for me to get into that story since Graham is also the main character in this book.
This was my favorite book out of all three books despite giving them the same rating. The characters were fun to read, I thought the plot made sense, and the worldbuilding in this one was the best out of the three as well.
The only flaw I found with this book was the fact that they forgot about adding Rosella into the story. She should be existing by the current events of the story based on where it takes place in the King’s Quest game series’ timeline. That’s the only flaw that prevents this book from getting a perfect score, however.
I read and reviewed the novelization of “Labyrinth” (the Jim Henson film) quite early in the year, but this was a standout read that none of the other books I reviewed could surpass. As a fan of the movie, I also thought that this book did a great job with capturing the events of the film. It also added extra details not included in the film, so it’s not entirely a scene-by-scene novelization in a good way.
Did you read any of these Top 5 Books this year? What Top 5 books are your favorites? Let me know in the comments!
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