Summer Reading

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?!)

From Jess:
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!


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