John from Grasping for the Wind has come up with a Book Review Meme.

Here is how it works: Find a favorite book, movie, or videogame review (Science fiction and fantasy related) that you have written, no matter where it was posted, and add it to the following list. Make sure to repost the whole list, because in doing so, we accumulate what the reviewers themselves think is their best work, and give each other some linkages, increasing everyone’s rankings.

Again, I plan to keep track of all the blogs that link back to me, and I will add the review of choice to the list. If you are one of the early adopters, you can check back here occasionally and add the new ones that get added to the list at your blog or website.

This probably won’t be as successful as the Book Reviewers Linkup Meme, but I certainly would find it useful to know what reviews are considered their best by the writers themselves.

  1. Grasping for the Wind – INFOQUAKE by David Louis Edelman
  2. Age 30+ … A Lifetime of Books – A COMPANION TO WOLVES by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear
  3. Dragons, Heroes and Wizards – ASSASSIN’S APPRENTICE by Robin Hobb
  4. Walker of Worlds – THE TEMPORAL VOID by Peter F Hamilton
  5. Neth Space – TOLL THE HOUNDS by Steven Erikson
  6. Dark in the Dark – GHOST STORIES OF AN ANTIQUARY by M.R. James
  7. A Dribble of Ink – THE SHADOW OF THE WIND by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  8. Fantasy Book News & Reviews – EMPRESS by Karen Miller 
  9. Fantasy Debut – ACACIA by David Anthony Durham Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Overall Review Afterthought
  10. All Booked Up – THE BLUE SWORD by Robin McKinley 
  11. Fantasy Cafe – THE BOOK OF JOBY by Mark J. Ferrari
  12. AzureScape – ANATHEM by Neal Stephenson
  13. The Book Smugglers – THE INFERIOR by Peadar O’Guilin
  14. Besotted Bookworm – PARANORMAL FICTION FEAST by Christine Feehan, Julie Kramer, and Jayne Castle
  15. Renee’s Book Addiction – WANDERLUST by Ann Aguirre
  16. – THE BLACK SHIP by Diana Pharaoh Francis
  17. Literary Escapism – FOR A FEW DEMONS MORE by Kim Harrison (with spoilers)
  18. Speculative Horizons – THE TERROR by Dan Simmons
  19. Stella Matutina – NEW AMSTERDAM by Elizabeth Bear
  20. Variety SF – MISSION OF GRAVITY by Hal Clement
  21. WISB/F&SF Lovin’ Blog – SEABORN by Chris Howard
  22. Highlander’s Book reviews – A MADNESS OF ANGELS by Kate Griffin
  23. The Old Bat’s Belfry – THE CROWN CONSPIRACY by Michael J. Sullivan 
  24. Dark Wolf’s Fantasy Reviews – THE SHADOW OF THE WIND by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  25. The Sci-Fi Gene – PERDIDO STREET STATION by China Mieville
  26. Against the Nothing – MAY BIRD AND THE EVER AFTER by Jodi Lynn Anderson
  27. Flight into Fantasy – AMERICAN GODS by Neil Gaiman
  28. Items of Interest – BITTEN TO DEATH by Jennifer Rardin