Not an easy question! The first one that comes to mind at the moment is The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi which despite many people not liking, I cannot recommend enough! Hmm.. it’s been a while since I added to my favourites shelf on GR, I don’t seem to be as easy to please as when I first started reading, anyone else familiar with this?
In fact all of this series qualifies for this one! 😉
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman without a doubt, this was also a favourite of mine when I was a kid and still remained so when I reread them! I really need to read the new series being released by this author but believe me I hardly have any time 😛
It was an OK read but the beginning started off way better than how it ended, it still leaves a lot of room for intrigue for the rest of the series and I do plan on continuing, but overall I must say I was kinda expecting more.
Do graphic novels count? The last and only graphic novel I’ve read is Cages by Dave Mckean which was totally awesome but the last actual comic book… I guess that has to be (I don’t know if these are still available nowadays as this was when I was 11 ) the Simpsons comic book issues that came out regularly (I’ve forgotten how regularly) which were good and fun but I prefer the TV series now.
I guess that would have to be Human.4 by Mike A. Lancaster because, I won’t spoil it, but the outcome of the plot really provided me with a lot of food for thought and philosophical speculations into my own stories and characters. I will always look out for more books of a philosophical nature.
I don’t often cry with books but there were a few teary moments in Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff which was an amazing book in an amazing series but this author definitely isn’t afraid of being mean to his characters!
This was such a fab book with fab characters and a humorous narrative that had me smiling more than once. I need to read on in this series as there is loads to love here 🙂
Oh there are many… I remember dreaming about Ready Player One a few times in anticipation for the ending which was totally worth it in the end might I add. I more often than not dream about books I’m going to read but haven’t read yet but with Ready Player One I just wanted to know what would happen to everyone!
Last book I DNFed. I couldn’t at all connect with the writing or the plot so just had to accept it wasn’t working out. Plenty of other great books out there to explore…
There are like a MILLION of these! I’ll tone things down now though and stick to the current library TBR I have at the moment so the book I’m most excited about is A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin because of the pure splendour that was A Game of Thrones. This is a series I have come to love and I’m also thinking of reading some of the other books this author has written.