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March 3: Top Ten Books You Would Classify As ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS from the past 3 years. Those numbered are part of a series, the rest are stand-alones.
1. Dreams of Gods & Monsters (#3); Liani Taylor. Angels and chimera, locked in a battle where there aren’t clear cut good guys. This book gripped me and didn’t let go.
2. Eight Million Gods; Wen Spencer. A horror writer’s stories start coming true, and then beings claiming to be gods start showing up. One things for sure–the body count is rising. A dash of humor, and a fantasy-reality mix that speaks to me.
3. Everything Leads to You; Nina LaCour. A dreamy love story, and story of self-discovery, where the romance is balanced instead of taking over the plot. Some lovely writing in this one.
4. The Fault in Our Stars; John Green. Two teens with cancer on an adventure. A sad story, but so good you don’t mind that it makes you cry.
5. Indexing; Seanan McGuire. Fairy tale characters fight back. A little dark, a lot of defiance. Fairy tales are warnings, and this book holds true to that.
6. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened; Jenny Lawson. It’s not because she’s a Texan, it’s because she’s amazingly weird. Makes me laugh.
7. The Long Earth (#1); Terry Pratchett; Stephen Baxter. Alternate versions of the Earth, stacked on top of each other. Travel can be dangerous, but the frontiers await. Some strange science and exciting adventures.
8. The Railsea; China Mieville. I know it’s weird that I like Moby Dick, but this is a more accessible (and strange) version, with trains over deadly earth and burrowing moles.
9. Shaman Rises (#9); C.E. Murphy. The last of the series, so not a good place to start. But it was a great final battle. Joanne Walker, shaman extraordinaire, is a great character.
10. The Silvered; Tanya Huff. Mages and weres and a great big war. And two unlikely heroes trying to rescue their loved ones, taken behind enemy lines.