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 Favourites — Grimbold Books — Books I read in 2016 — Books I read in 2015 —
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.
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.
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
The Legend of Eli Monpress by Rachel Aaron
The Copper Promise by Jen Williams
The Split Worlds Series by Emma Newman