Read something new with 25 books in 8 different genres

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11 responses to “Read something new with 25 books in 8 different genres”

  1. […] written about the Martian before so I wont say too much about the book. This book is perfect for an audiobook, with Mark […]

  2. I recently bought the Lost City of Z by David Grann – it’s about the guy who inspired The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle. I read the first few pages and LOVE it. I wasn’t sure for a long time if it was fact or fiction – looking for a lost city sure sounds like fiction and it’s written similarly. But it’s all fact. The way it’s written as though as a fiction story was part of the reason that it roped me in. It’s terribly good and I can’t wait to get more into it.

    1. That sounds wonderful! I love non-fiction that seems like fiction, it just means it was really well written 🙂

  3. Wow, so many books I have never heard of! Outlander has been a book I keep hearing about but the page count is very daunting! Have you seen the BBC TV adaptation?

    5 stars to All The Light We Cannot See!!

    1. It didn’t take that long to read even with the number of pages. The way it’s written makes it easy to read. So you should give it a try 🙂 I’ve only seen the first episode! I want to watch the rest, have you seen it?

      Yes! So good 😀

  4. Hello! Your books list sounds interesting. However I noticed that you have included in your list only one crime book. I would strongly recommend you Jo Nesbo’s books. If you ever read one of his books I would suggest you ” The Snowman” and the ” Phantom”. These books are only two of his book collection with Harry Hole. I love his books but they are ” thrillers”. You know, His writing is ” hard”

    1. I only included one since i’d already done a full post on them. I was afraid i’d just repeat myself ? thank you for the recommendation! I’ve read Nesbø, he’s from Norway me, so he’s a staple here ? really good!

  5. So many books to put on my reading list. Thank you so much for the wide-ranged list. I’ve only read Harry Potter and Outlander (both so good).

    1. Yay! I’m so glad you found something of interest ?

  6. SO many good books on this list! I love Harry Potter, Cinder, the Sandman, The Martian, need I go on? I read predominantly fantasy and “soft” sci-fi (eg dystopia), but I do like to expand my horizons sometimes and read outside my genre.

    I noticed you mentioned you loved Mistborn in part because of its heroines. If you’re looking for good female-led fantasy, particularly high fantasy, I highly recommend Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel series and Maria V. Snyder’s Study series.

    I would also recommend YA fantasy series like Sarah J Maas’ Throne of Glass, Susan Dennard’s Truthwitch, Mary E. Pearson’s The Remnant Chronicles, Morgan Rhodes’ Falling Kingdoms, Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom, Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes, Marie Rutkoski’s Winner’s trilogy … I could go on. Some of these books have female protagonists while others have both male and female protagonists, but all of them have wonderful female characters and aren’t a bunch of blokes going off on a quest together (I love Lord of the Rings, but really, Tolkien? Couldn’t you have had even one woman in the Fellowship?).

    I could write a dissertation about YA as a genre and how YA fantasy fits into fantasy as a whole, but the tl;dr is that if you like female-driven fantasy, especially if you like coming-of-age/hero’s journey narratives, there’s a lot of really fantastic stories in YA fantasy.

    1. Thank you!

      And thank you for so many great recommendations! I’m going to use some quality time on Goodreads reading up on all of them 😉

      I love Lord of the Rings and other classics as well, and some of the male!ness of those is about the time it’s written in, but I really can’t with never books that are just as bad.

      Yes, I love YA fantasy, the genre is good. You should write that dissertation, I would love to read that! 🙂

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