January 24, 2013 at 3:05 pm #892275ChloeParticipant
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.August 19, 2013 at 3:39 pm #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.October 16, 2016 at 11:21 pm #1507711JasmineParticipant
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 !!October 17, 2016 at 1:04 pm #1507809Betrluk1Participant
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 dragonOctober 17, 2016 at 1:05 pm #1507810Betrluk1Participant
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 dragonOctober 17, 2016 at 2:42 pm #1507832JasmineParticipant
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!January 27, 2017 at 6:46 pm #1519497tintaglia25Participant
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. 🙂June 12, 2017 at 9:08 pm #1526792etruscanParticipant
I wouldn’t say ANYTHING by her, but I do like the Others.January 29, 2018 at 7:31 pm #1535000etruscanParticipant
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?January 29, 2018 at 7:50 pm #1535002BodineParticipant
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?
Every act matters,no matter how small.
Grail wish...MALE HEARTH💘One day...January 30, 2018 at 7:09 am #1535014ZexiousParticipant
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 <3January 30, 2018 at 12:12 pm #1535022MelodyKeymaster
Oh man, I need to print this comment out and frame it!January 30, 2018 at 12:28 pm #1535023MelodyKeymaster
Anne McCaffery’s final resting place…When I first saw this image it was such a mix of sadness and amazement: She has a beautiful dragon headstone… and notice who is on guard at her feet.January 31, 2018 at 7:58 am #1535042ZexiousParticipant
What a gorgeous plot. <3 I’ve never heard of Anne McCaffery–I’ll have to check her out!January 31, 2018 at 9:28 am #1535046BodineParticipant
Looks like she is needing another white mother.Nature is reclaiming that one.I can imagine the pride you felt Ms.Melody. That is simply awesome.
Zexious,I have a spare copy of The Dragonriders of Pern if you would like it.lmk (3 books in one.)
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Grail wish...MALE HEARTH💘One day...
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