The library’s summer reading program is upon us once again. Last month, I posted a list of some of my favorite books, fantasy and otherwise, to our Facebook page. I wanted to repost this here, including the additional recommendations we got from other players.
Robin Hobb, Assassin’s Apprentice (Book 1 of 3)
Robin Hobb, The Ship of Magic (Book 1 of 3)
David Eddings, The Pawn of Prophecy (Book 1 of 5)
David Eddings, The Crystal Throne (Book 1 of 3)
Jim Butcher, Storm Front (The Dresden Files) (Book 1 of 14…and counting)
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora (warning, some language) (Self contained…but there is a sequel)
Robert E. Howard, Anything! (I highly recommend his Solomon Kane short stories) (Just grab an anthology)
Piers Anthony, On a Pale Horse (Book 1 of the incarnates of immortality, featuring Death. Great stuff!)
Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash (Self-contained. Main character is a ninja who delivers pizza. Can’t go wrong!)
Orson Scott Card, Seventh Son. (Book 1 of 4. Forget Ender, Alvin Maker is brilliant.)
For more advanced readers:
Guy Gavriel Kay, The Lions of Al-Rassan
And a recommendation from my wife:
R. L. LaFeveres, Grave Mercy (Book 1 of…2? Second book just came out. Assassin nuns! What’s not to love?!)
Kristan Cashores, Graceling (Book 1 of 3)
Diana Wyne Jones, Anything!
Piers Anthony, A Spell for Chameleon (Book 1 of…is there really a point in counting? It’s Xanth!)
Got a favorite author or book you want to recommend for summer reading? That’s what the comments are for. Post away!