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    Chloe
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    My absolute favorite series is George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones….they’re so popular now with the series being out they’ve become mainstream…but I have read them a million times. One thing I really enjoy is that you can read the novels a few different ways…but just one character at a time or by reading the book back to back. I was disappointed in “Feast of Crows”, though.

    I had the good fortune to meet Brom and have him sign my volume of “Plucker”….his book “Child Thief” is incredible.

    “The Book of Lost Things” by John Connely is also highly amusing and worth a read.

    Also, Patrick Rothfuss has two books in a series that are astounding “The Name of the Wind” and “The Kingkiller: Day Two”. I am eagerly awaiting the third novel.

    I will read ANYTHING by Neil Gaiman……anything.

    Joe Hill (Stephen King’s son) has an AWESOME graphic novel series called “Locke and Key”. Illustrations are by Gabriel Rodriquez (the same illustrator on Clive Barker’s Great and Secret Show) and the books are worth checking out.

    Joe Abercrombie has a series out there that was a fun read….”The First Law” series…and I also read “Best Served Cold” and “Heroes”….

    I sure wish Robert Jordan were still around to finish his “Eye of the World” series…but Brandon Sanderson seems to be doing well with wrapping up the “never-ending” story.

    Forever seeking:
    Barn Swallow Lap Dragon
    Brown Old Warrior

    #901596

    In no particular order:

    J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, George R.R. Martin, Garth Nix, Philip Pullman, Brian Jacques, Stephen King, C.S. Lewis, Brian Lumley, and a new favorite, Kevin Hearne.

    Nix, Pullman, Rowling and Jacques hold a special place as the ones read and reread during my teen years.

    #1507711

    Jasmine
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    I hope it’s ok to revive old threads! Lots of great recommendations on here (as well as some old favorites). I’ve been meaning to start the Pern series for AGES now. As for me, I’m basically always reading so it can be overwhelming to try to organize a big list of top books but luckily I have an all-time favorite series that just can’t be beat, and that’s His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman !!

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    Betrluk1
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    WOW Misty…..we have the exact same taste. I will also add anything by Anne Bishop.

    Always looking for baby unicorns, a special mother unicorn, and a special curled dragon

    #1507810

    Betrluk1
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    I always hope for a well done movie of anne mccaffrey’s dragonrider books too, preferably with the original artist michael whelans concepts vs the bug versions now gracing their covers.

    Always looking for baby unicorns, a special mother unicorn, and a special curled dragon

    #1507832

    Jasmine
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    Michael Whelan’s art is the first thing that attracted me to Dragonriders. That, and just. dragons. Nothing beats that 60’s sci-fi cover style painting. Swoon!

    #1519497

    tintaglia25
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    Resurrection time again. 🙂

    Starting reading the Pern series in my teens. Found the first two in the grocery stores. I’m pretty sure I’ve read all of Anne’s books, don’t think I’ve read any of Todd’s books.

    My current favorite author is Robin Hobb. Read the Live Ship trilogy and that led me into the Rain Wild series. I was put off for the longest time by the ‘Assassin’ title of her other books. When I chanced upon a free copy of the first Assassin book for my Nook, I decided to give it a try. When I finally realized they were set in the same world and were interwoven with the Live Ships and the Rain Wilds, I read through the rest of her books non-stop. Now I’m waiting for the next book coming out later this year.

    I haven’t read the Dresden series, but I love Jim Butcher’s Aeronaut’s Windlass, first book in the steampunk Cinder Spires series. Don’t know when the next book is coming out, but I gotta have it.

    The book I’m currently reading is The Summer Dragon by Todd Lockwood. The story sounded interesting when I read the cover jacket, but what really got me were the illustrations inside. I’m barely halfway through the book and I’m wanting the next book in the trilogy, which of course has no proposed publication date yet.

    Jut wanted share. 🙂

    #1526791

    Diana Welch
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    Nothing beats ‘The War of the Worlds’ by H.G.Wells. Has anyone read this book too?

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    #1526792

    etruscan
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    WOW Misty…..we have the exact same taste. I will also add anything by Anne Bishop.

    I wouldn’t say ANYTHING by her, but I do like the Others.

    #1526825

    Diana Welch
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    I would also recommend Hyperion. One of  the best sci-fi novels I’ve read.

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    #1526826

    Diana Welch
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    I like the book of The Lord of the Rings better than the movie. 🙂

     

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    #1535000

    etruscan
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    It looks like Peter S. Beagle (The Last Unicorn, etc.) has a couple of relatively new novels – Summerlong, and In Calabria.  Has anyone read them and, if so, how are they?

    #1535002

    Bodine
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    Definitely MELODY PENA’S THE VELIGENT,awaiting RUE DAY

    LOTR/HOBBIT,SILMARILLION,LOST TALES,UNFINISHED TALES by JRRTolkien

    DRAGONRIDERS OF PERN by Anne Mccaffrey.I have,I think,all of her series and Todd’s,though not a big fan of his writing them.

    I agree about the artwork.I love the dust jackets.

    A SONG OF FIRE AND ICE,need it!Anybody have a copy to pass along?

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    #1535014

    Zexious
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    The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion are some of my all time favorite books. I’ve read each countless times, and I definitely think they’ve had a hand in shaping the person I am today. Middle Earth is such an incredibly well thought out universe. Truly, it’s an incredible work.

    I’ll admit that sci-fi isn’t generally my cup of tea, but there are a few notable authors and works that I can still support. As for what I didn’t see mentioned on this page of the thread, there’s: Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game), Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles), Arthur C. Clarke (Rendezvous with Rama), and Daniel Keyes (Flowers for Algernon).
    Then, of course, H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds”.

    Looks like y’all have most of my fantasy suggestions covered: A Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings, works by Stephen King, Neil Gayman, and Peter S. Beagle… I’d also suggest Diana Wynne Joans’ “Howl’s Moving Castle”, and, of course, good ol Harry Potter <3

    #1535022

    Melody
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    Definitely MELODY PENA’S THE VELIGENT,awaiting RUE DAY LOTR/HOBBIT,SILMARILLION,LOST TALES,UNFINISHED TALES by JRRTolkien DRAGONRIDERS OF PERN by Anne Mccaffrey.I have,I think,all of her series and Todd’s,though not a big fan of his writing them. I agree about the artwork.I love the dust jackets. A SONG OF FIRE AND ICE,need it!Anybody have a copy to pass along?

    Oh man, I need to print this comment out and frame it!

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