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10 January 2007

Favorites / Great Books

I have been getting complaints from my (three) fans that I do not include my feelings about the books. Here are some of the books that I like enough to recommend to friends...

Adult Books
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All the Light We Cannot See. Anthony Doerr. [WWII]
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The Blue Place by Nicola Griffith. [Mystery, Thriller]
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The Captain's Wife. Douglas Kelley. [Historical]
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The Count of Monte Cristo. Alexandre Dumas. [Revenge]
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Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn. [Allegory]
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The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next series) by Jasper Fforde. [Humor, Mystery]
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The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker. [Magical Realism, History]
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Honor Harrington by David Weber. [Space Opera]
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Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson. [NF, Weather]
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Jackdaws by Ken Follett. [Espionage, Historical Fiction]
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Maggie Hope series by Susan Elia MacNeal. [Historical Fiction, WWII]
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Maisie Dobbs Series by Jacqueline Winspear. [Mystery, Historical Fiction]
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The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles) by Patrick Rothfuss. [Fantasy]
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The Night Circus. Erin Morgenstern. [Magical Realism, Historical Fiction]
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Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger [Alt. History, Steampunk]
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The Power by Naomi Alderman. [Alt. History, Gender Roles]
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Priscilla Hutchins series by Jack McDevitt. [Science Fiction]
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The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. [Historical Fiction]
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Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters. [Epic Historical Fiction]
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The Unlikey Spy by Daniel Silva. [Espionage]
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Uprooted by Naomi Novik. [Fantasy, Fairy Tale]
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Wounded by Percival Everett. [Social Commentary]
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Young Adult Books
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The Abhorsen series by Garth Nix. [Fantasy]
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The Bloody Jack series by L.A. Meyer. [Historical Adventure]
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The Book Thief by Marcus Zuzak. [Historical Fiction]
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Changers Series by T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper. [Gender]
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Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein. [Historical Adventure]
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Emissary (Legends of the Realm #1). Thomas Locke. [Fantasy]
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Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour. [Mystery, Romance]
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His Fair Assassin series by Robin LaFevers. [Historical Adventure]
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Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst. [Fantasy]
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Holes by Louis Sachar. [Humor]
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Just Girls by Rachel Gold. [Trans]
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Lies We Tell Ourselves. Robin Talley. [Historical]
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My Year Zero. Rachel Gold. [Relationships, Online Friends]
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Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. [Overcoming Adversity]
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Tales of the Otori by Lian Hearn. [Fantasy]
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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. [Realistic]
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Throne of Glass series by Sarah Maas. [Fantasy]
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All of the Tortall books by Tamora Pierce. [Fantasy]
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Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld. [Dystopain]
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Winger. Andrew Smith. [Coming of Age]
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Witchlands by Susan Dennard. [Fantasy]
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Children's Books
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An ABC of Pirates. Caroline Stills. Heath McKenzie.
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Diary of a Wombat. Jackie French. Bruce Whatley.
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It's a Book. Lane Smith. [My philosophy on technology!]
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Josephine Wants to Dance. Jackie French. Bruce Whately.
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The Misadventures of Maude March by Audrey Couloumbis.
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My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann.
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