June 4, 2014

The Big Summer Reading Book Blog Post

Recently, I got three 'new' books : The Pagan Lord by Bernard Cornwell, The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, and The Fall of Arthur by Tolkien. The last two, it was because I found the physical book too 'small' for a dustjacket, if you know what I mean. I wanted a physical print edition so I decided to hold out for the paperbacks. The books I named aren't 'brand new' but they have been recently published in the format I wanted them, so they're new to me.

Anyway, this post is about me recommending some books to you, the blog readers, for your summer reading.

THE KINGKILLER CHRONICLE (Trilogy) by Patrick Rothfuss
The Name of the Wind
The Wise Man's Fear
Book 3 (being written)
* those eagerly awaiting book 3, there is a novella coming out called The Slow Regard of Silent Things to help hold you over.

THE DAGGER AND THE COIN (5 books) by Daniel Abraham

The Dragon's Path
The King's Blood
The Tyrant's Law
The Widow's House
Book 5 (The Spider's War? Last book)

STORMLIGHT by Brandon Sanderson(ten books...?!)

The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
Skybreaker (next one to come.....)

MALAZAN by Steven Erikson and Ian C. Esslemont (I've listed the main core story as told by both authors)

Gardens of the Moon
Deadhouse Gates
Memories of Ice
House of Chains
Midnight Tides
Night of Knives
Reaper's Gale
Toll the Hounds
Return of the Crimson Guard
Dust of Dreams
Crippled God
Orb, Scepter, Throne
Blood and Bone

Books by Tolkien (significant works)

The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King)
The Silmarillion
Unfinished Tales
Children of Hurin
Tales from the Perilous Realm
The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun
The Fall of Arthur

A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE by George R.R. Martin
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
(A Storm of Swords) Steel and Snow
(A Storm of Swords) Blood and Gold
A Feast For Crows
(A Dance With Dragons) Dreams and Dust
(A Dance With Dragons) After the Feast
* If you're eagerly awaiting The Winds of Winter, check out Dangerous Women and Rogues anthologies.

Books by Ken Follett
Pillars of the Earth
World Without End
Century Trilogy:
Fall of Giants
Winter of the World
Edge of Eternity

SAXON STORIES by Bernard Cornwell
The Last Kingdom
The Pale Horseman
Lords of the North
Sword Song
The Burning Land
Death of Kings
The Pagan Lord
The Empty Throne
WARLORD CHRONICLES by Bernard Cornwell
Winter King
Enemy of God

HARRY POTTER by J.K. Rowling
Philosopher's Stone  
Chamber of Secrets
Prisoner of Azkaban
Goblet of Fire 
Order of the Phoenix 
Half-Blood Prince 
Deathly Hallows

HIS DARK MATERIALS by Philip Pullman
The Golden Compass / Northern Lights
The Subtle Knife
The Amber Spyglass

Books by Neil Gaiman
American Gods
Anansi Boys
The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Books by Stephen King : He has quite a few great ones over the years, but I'm listing the Dark Tower series.
THE DARK TOWER by Stephen King
The Gunslinger
The Drawing of the Three
The Wastelands
Wizard and Glass
Wind Through the Keyhole
Wolves of the Calla
Song of Susannah
The Dark Tower

Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
The Divine Comedy
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities

I hope you find something that interests you!  


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