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Lora's Rants and Reviews

My own unapologetic opinions on books and writing. I DO NOT accept review requests but only review books I choose to read and I don't post reviews on Amazon. I'm also persnickity about genre and plot.

Currently reading

The Turn of the Screw
Henry James
Progress: 19%
Sleepy Hollow: Bridge of Bones (Jason Crane) (Volume 2)
Richard Gleaves
Progress: 76%
One Blood
Qwantu Amaru
Progress: 27%
Foxglove Summer: A Rivers of London Novel
Ben Aaronovitch
Progress: 57%
Vampire - In the Beginning
Charmain Marie Mitchell
Progress: 89%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 47%
Lava Storm In the Neighborhood (Giant Tales Apocalypse 10-Minute Stories) (Volume 1)
Paul D. Scavitto, Sharon Willett, Stephanie Baskerville, Robert Tozer, Shae Hamrick, Christian W. Freed, Rebecca Lacy, Douglas G. Clarke, Mike Boggia, Sylvia Stein, Gail Harkins, Glenda Reynolds, Lynette White, Randy Dutton, Joyce Shaughnessy, Amos Andrew Parker, Laura S
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Book Lists

A book recommendation list as requested by

http://athroneofbooks.booklikes.com/post/1207500/recommend-away

 

1. Favorite books in all categories

This changes daily, I can't recommend just one!

 

2. Start to a series

The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick


3. By an author who's written over 5 books total

Stephen King. :P I recommend 11/22/1963


4. Classic Literature

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens


5. Banned Books

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (It was banned in China).


6. Featuring an assassin

Theives World by Robert Aspirin


7. In a world with Dragons

Dragonsinger by Anne McCaffery


8. Male Main Character

Tarzan by Edward Rice Burroughs


9. Female Main Character

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley


10. Retelling of another story

Beauty by Roblin McKinley


11. Book with a Gorgeous Cover

The Magic of Finkleton by K.C. Hilton


12. Debut book of any author

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows


13. Fantasy in general

Mort by Terry Pratchett


14. Finale for a series

The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien


15. Graphic Novel

Elfquest: The Blood of Ten Chiefs by Richard and Wendy Pini


16. That you paid over $15 for (and was worth every penny)

Sorry, I just don't pay that much!


17. Published after 2010

The Winter Crown by Elizabeth Chadwick


18. Featuring a Pricess/Prince or Queen/King

The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick


19. Thriller

The Pines by Blake Crouch


20. You read because it was a bestseller

I never read anything for this reason!


21. Involving drugs

Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh


22. Memoir

Out of Africa by Karen Blixen

 

23. Favorite completed series as a whole

This will change in time but for now, The Merlin series by Mary Stewart.

 

24. Book with witches/warlocks

The Witches of Mayfair. I don't care if Anne Rice is out of favour, it was a great book and series.


25. Historical Fiction

So many to choose from... Legacy by Susan Kay


26. Ugly Cry book

I'm not sure I understand this.


27. Realistic Fiction

Flight of Dragons by Peter Dickinson. Seriously!


28. Dystopia

Logan's Run by William F. Nolan


29. Time Travel

Time Shifters by Shanna Lauffey, and all the sequels!


30. Elf or Dwarf Main character

Elfquest, the novel by Wendy Pini

 

31. Favorite incomplete series either by you or not yet finished by author

The Chronicles of the Harekaiian by Shanna Lauffey

 

32. Literary Fiction

Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks


33. Non-Fiction (Anything, cookbook, self-help, etc)

Turbulent Mirror by Briggs & Peat


34. Middle Grade Novel

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling


35. Includes sword/knife fighting

Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny


36. Something mysterious is afoot

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield


37. Diverse Reads (main character non-white/non-straight)

Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh


38. Wanderlust book

Toby Tyler by James Otis


39. Unreliable Narrator

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk


40. Character with mental illness

The Three Faces of Eve by Corbett H. Thigpen


41. Sci-fi in general

 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams


42. Paranormal Main Character

 Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice


43. Horror

High Moor by Graeme Reynolds


44. Books with murder in them

The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe


45. Set in a time of war (real or fictional)

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad


46. Set in the place you live

Timescape by Gregory Benford


47. Book with servants in some manner

Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier


48. Book eventually adapted to a movie

Jaws by Peter Benchley


49. Book you've read more than once

The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart


50. A Good Zombie Book

I don't read zombie books!


51. A love story

Somewhere in Time by Richard Matheson


52. Set in space

Revelation Space by Alaistair Reynolds


53. Multiple POV

Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin


54. Erotic for people who don't read erotic novels

The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster by Scott Wilbanks (see my review)

 

55. Written by an author who has died (recently or a very long time ago)

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

 

56. Written by an author who is still living

The Tenth Chamber by Glenn Cooper

 

57. Childhood favorite

Thomasina by Paul Gallico

 

58. A long book (Let's say at least 450 pages minimum)

Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

 

59. Young Adult book in general

The Flight of the Griffin by C.M. Gray

 

60. Adult book in general

The Catacombs by Jeremy Bates