2013 was very much a catch-up year for me. This is a list of my favorite books and games that I discovered in 2013 (some works debuted 2010 – 2012).
Best Audiobook: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Superb narration and the ending made me cry. Highly recommend.
Honorable mention: Alchemy and Meggy Swann by Karen Cushman
The voice of Meggy Swann reminds me of Ann McCaffrey’s early work. The narration is also excellent.
Fluff mention: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
Good narration and the writing has a groove to it. The printed version also reads well.
Small Press / Indie Books
I spent part of the year reading indie titles from NetGalley and Coldwater by Diana Gould really stuck with me. It’s a bit more epic than I’m used to in the TV show sense but it’s a really good story.
Minimalist retro arcade style action game. Would have eaten ALL the quarters back in the day.
Honorable mention: Botanicula
This is the best children’s game. Best. The cheerful sound design and elegant beauty make this game special.
Honorable mention 2: Trauma
A really different kind of ghost story. Original and spooky point and click adventure puzzle game.