Chachic's Book Nook

Favorite Books

Here is a list of my favorite books, in no particular order, with links to reviews that I’ve written.

Epic Fantasy
The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner – The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, The King of Attolia, A Conspiracy of Kings
Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith
Sasharia En Garde duology by Sherwood Smith – Once a Princess, Twice a Prince
The Blue Sword and Pegasus by Robin McKinley
Graceling and Fire by Kristin Cashore
Abhorsen Triolgy by Garth Nix – Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman – The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Archangel by Sharon Shinn
Daughter of the Forest, Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier

Urban Fantasy
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud – The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem’s Eye, Ptolemy’s Gate
Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews – Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, Magic Bleeds, Magic Slays
On the Edge and Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews
The Changeover by Margaret Mahy
Lips Touch: Three Times and Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Retellings
Beauty by Robin McKinley
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Enchantment by Orson Scott Card
Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell

Sci Fi
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Silent Blade and Silver Shark by Ilona Andrews
Touchstone trilogy by Andrea K. Höst

Historical Fiction
The Lion Hunters series by Elizabeth Wein – Sunbird, The Lion Hunter, The Empty Kingdom
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
A Countess Below Stairs and The Reluctant Heiress by Eva Ibbotson

YA Contemporary Fiction
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
I Do and At First Sight by Elizabeth Chandler
Saving June by Hannah Harrington
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Adult Contemporary Fiction
The Chocolate Thief by Laura Florand
The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
Unsticky by Sarra Manning
Something About You by Julie James
Fairy Tale Fail by Mina V. Esguerra
The Breakup Diaries by Maya O. Calica

Magic Realism
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen


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