Read something new with 25 books in 8 different genres

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  • 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.

  • 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!!

    • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve only seen the first episode! I want to watch the rest, have you seen it?

      Yes! So good ๐Ÿ˜€

  • 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”

    • 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 Nesbรธ, he’s from Norway me, so he’s a staple here ? really good!

  • 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).

  • 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.

    • 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

      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! ๐Ÿ™‚