Books I Recommend

As y’all might have guessed, I do a lot of reading. Here’s some suggestions for books that You Must Read! None of these are exclusive – just some of my favourites.
General FavouritesGrimbold BooksBooks I read in 2016Books I read in 2015

General Favourites

Any Neil Gaiman. I’m a particular fan of NeverWhere but American Gods, the Sandman Series (start with Preludes & Nocturnes) and The Ocean At The End Of The Lane are excellent as well. Also look out for Good Omens, with Terry Pratchett.

Diane Wynne Jones – Deep Secret or Howl’s Moving Castle are my favourites.

Rebellion Books

Ok, these are mostly my acquisitions… but I’m allowed to be biased!

Grave Secrets by Alice James – a fun vampire/zombie detective romp that I adore.

The Chimera Code by Wayne Santos – cyberpunk plus magic plus explosions.

Shadow in the Empire of Light – Jane will hate me saying it, but it’s “feminist Jane Austen with sexytimes” – and a telepathic cat.

Beneath The Rising by Premee Mohamed – sweet coming-of-age relationship issues plus cthulu monsters.

The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal – alt 1960s space race. The entire series is wonderful.

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison – beautifully intricate politics and court intrigue. The Witness for the Dead is coming soon too!

Steel Frame by Andrew Skinner – kickass giant robots plus the ending made me cry.

Grimbold Books

Cruelty by Ellen Croshain

Heir to the North (and its sequel, The High King’s Vengeance) by Steven Poore

The Reluctant Prophet by Gillian O’Rourke

Spark & Carousel by Joanne Hall

Songs of Seraphina by Jude Houghton

Books I read in 2016

Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

The Stars Seem So Far Away by Margrét Helgadóttir

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Books I read in 2015

Darkhaven & Goldenfire by A E Smith

The Legend of Eli Monpress by Rachel Aaron

The Copper Promise by Jen Williams

The Split Worlds Series by Emma Newman