Reading is one of my favorite personal pastimes and I love sharing books with others.
My two cents are linked or listed below. Happy Reading!
Most recently finished: The Well of Ascension, Brandon Sanderson
Read Since Spring 2011
A Dance With Dragons, George R.R. Martin
The Alchemist’s Code, Dave Duncan
The Alchemist’s Pursuit, Dave Duncan
Amazing Gracie, Sherryl Woods
Anybody Out There? Marian Keyes
Barefoot, Elin Hildebrand
The Beach Road, James Patterson
Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend, Irene S. Levine
Broken for You, Stephanie Kallos
Circle of Stones, Anna Lee Waldo
Cleopatra’s Daughter, Michelle Moran
Covet, J.R. Ward
The Dresden Files, books 1 and 2, Jim Butcher
The Dragon Quintet
Everyone Worth Knowing, Lauren Weisberger
Futureland, Walter Mosley
Goodnight Nobody, Jennifer Weiner
Grave Peril, Jim Butcher
The Help, Kathryn Stockett
How To Be a Woman, Caitlin Moran
In the Company of the Courtesan, Sarah Dunant
The Jewel of St. Petersburg, Kate Furnivall
The Kitchen God’s Wife, Amy Tan
The Land of Mango Sunsets, Dorothea Benton Frank
Lethally Blonde, Kate White
Let the Drum Speak, Linda Lay Shuler
Little Earthquakes, Jennifer Weiner
Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married, Marian Keyes
Maximum Ride, James Patterson
Mistborn, Brandon Sanderson
The Monster’s Daughter, Deborah Bryan
The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss
Never Let Me Go, Kauzo Ishiguro
The Night Circus, Erin Morganstern (one of the BEST I’ve ever read!)
Night of Many Dreams, Gail Tsukiyama
One Door Away From Heaven, Dean Koontz
Two Is Enough, Laura S. Scott
Sacred Hearts, Sarah Dunant
She Who Remembers, Linda Lay Shuler
Shopaholic Ties the Knot, Sophie Kinsella
Summer Knight, Jim Butcher
Sushi for Beginners, Marian Keyes
Voice of the Eagle, Linda Lay Shuler
World War Z, Max Brooks
Zombies Don’t Cry, Rusty Rischer
Other favorites or recommendations. Listed in no particular order for now.
The Devil in the Junior League, Linda Francis Lee. –So much fun! Totally unlike my usual fare. I picked this up randomly at the library and I’m so glad I did.
Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen –I know everyone knows about this one already but it is one of my favorites. I read it long before they were making the movie, which I’m still on the fence about seeing because I’m just not sure the story will come off well on the screen.
The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls
The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follet
Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurty –an oldie but a goodie
Series – I read a lot of series. I really enjoy being part of the lives of the characters for more than just one book. Also listed in no particular order.
The Wheel of Time Series, Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson (13 books so far – one more to go, I think)
The Farseer Triology, Robin Hobb (3 books, leads into another triology)
The Codex of Alera, Jim Butcher (6 books)
Blue Bloods, Melissa De La Cruz –I’ve only read the first four so far.
Song of Ice and Fire, George R.R. Martin (4 books)
Inheritance, Christopher Paolini (3 going on 4 books)
Mark of the Lion, Francine Rivers (3 books)
Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling (of course! who hasn’t read this? lol)
The Sworth of Truth, Terry Goodkind (13 books)
The Genesis of Shannara, Terry Brooks (3 books, leads into others)
Other Favorite Authors
It’s just easier to list the author than to list all their books. Suffice it to say, I really enjoy the writing styles of these folks and the periods or story types that they write.
Sharon Kay Penman
Judith Merkle Riley –her Margaret of Ashbury series really got me started on historical fiction back in the 90′s
Debbie Macomber – great for fun, light reading between the more dense fantasy or historical fiction novels I’m usually reading.
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Let me know what you’re reading! I love to get recommendations to add to my “list of books to read.” Use the contact form to email me privately, or post your recommendations for everyone to see in the Comments at the bottom of the page.