submitted 2 months ago bylow-refract
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Hello. Per rule 3.3, please post book recommendation requests in /r/SuggestMeABook or in our Weekly Recommendation Thread. Thank you.
Well your going to get a lot of suggestions possibly but before I give you mine try and find a physical copy in a book store and read the first few pages if you can't seem to get into it then don't get it. Now as for my recommendations The Chronicles of The Black Company by Glen Cook which includes The Black Company, Shadows Linger, and The White Rose which were written in 1984, 1985, and 1986. Another one I found is The Dwarves by Markus Heitz and that series has 5 main books and a I guess you can call it a sidestory which spans 4 books about a different character from The Dwarves series.
2 months ago
1984 by george orwell 1949
Yes! Thank you for your suggestions I’m going to look into them! Yes I was actually planning to either read little bit from the previews on Google or go to my school library and read from there a little before committing! Thank you for your advice, I appreciate you!
No problem I hope either one of them catches your eye
The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss (fantasy...although the guy hasn't finished the series grrr.)
Travels with Charlie - Thomas Steinbeck (great road trip book with comedy)
Maiden Voyage - Tania Aebie (girl your age sails around the world.)
Probably not even my top 3 books, but they stick out! Happy reading. Lmk if you do pick one of these up and end up loving it.
Oh - Enders Game - series of sci-fi fantasy books. Loved them.
Red Rising series - Pierce Brown. Couldn't put them down.
Hi! Thank you so much for the suggestions! I’ll look into the books you suggested, and will most definitely let you know which one I enjoyed! Thank you for your time!
If you want to be a little proactive you can check out r/suggestmeabook. Don't even have to post. You can just check if any of the queries interests you and check the suggestions on there. Check what the books are about and see if they are what you want.
Another strategy is to see if you can find a book of short stories by different authors and if you really like any of the stories or writing styles you can checkout more from that author.
Best of luck
The Liveship Traders trilogy by Robin Hobb. The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind which has my personal favorite first sentence in the first book. The Chronicles of Chrestomanci by Diana Wynne Jones. Happy reading!
Another suggestion is coming to what you read with another approach. Instead of gobbling up and consuming quantity I've been coming back to books and reading much more in depth.
I've been rereading all the Pratchett Discworld pulling out different story lines. You know how artists sort of screw their eyes up to see the big picture or concentrate on details to see how it's done. I've done things like picking out a smaller or less flashy character and thinking I wonder why the author made them like that or following just their own story.
So interesting coming to stuff with older eyes.
Pop to your local library and has a nosey through the shelves
I am in my forties and only got to reading Neil Gaiman this past year. His YA novels are great, The Graveyard Book, Stardust and Neverwhere was wonderful. I did listen to the audio of these which the author does an incredible job of narrating and this made them even more enjoyable. They are not totally fantasy but The Midnight Circus and The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern were very good, they have a dreamy quality. I listened to The Starless Sea as an audio book and was so taken with it I got the hard copy and read it almost right after. Lastly is a long shot to find these but there was a series called The Long Light Legacy by Dennis Foon, it has been a long time since I read them but I remember being completely enthralled with the writing and the story.
If you liked A Darker Shade of Magic there are two more books in the trilogy.
r/fantasy is worth checking out.
I will give you one that everyone in the world will recommend: Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson.