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So on Twitter today, there was a meme going around where you posted a Tweet and then you posted a favourite book for every favourite that Tweet got.

Current tally is 14 books for me :-) It was a fun meme because I didn't have to commit to my FAVOURITE EVER BOOK. I could just throw out all the things I love. So I thought I'd collate all of them here and thus, you guys get to have a list of awesome books!

1) Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett - as much as I love Sam Vimes, it's the witches I really fell for and this is their best.
2) Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman - my favourite of his books. It's a brilliant (and horrific) view of London and people who slip into cracks
3) The Song of the Lioness series by Tamora Pierce - the ultimate kickass warrior girl series.
4) The Countess Conspiracy by Courtney Milan - amazing historical romance featuring a woman scientist. It's punch the air kind of fiction.
5) A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie - this is the Miss Marple book that gave me nightmares, but it's brilliant.
6) The Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling - I love Harry Potter so much, and this is my favourite in the series.
7) Doomsday Book by Connie Willis - It's tragic and haunting, but it's my favourite of the Oxford Time Travellers books.
8) Persuasion by Jane Austen. It's my favourite Austen and the letter Wentworth writes to Anne...I get weepy every time.
9) Warriors Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold - I find it hard to pick one Vorkosigan book, but this is the one that first hooked me.
10) The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin - planet-wide disaster, magic, WOC author, inventive structure...this book is just brilliant.
11) Out on Good Behaviour by Dahlia Adler - hot, gorgeous f/f romance.
12) A Gentleman's Position by KJ Charles - historical m/m romance with a demi MC and Duke/servant romance dynamics that are never creepy!
13) Hurricane Watch by Melissa Good - the first Xena Uber I ever met, and the first I bought on publication. It's a warm hug in a book.
14) Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire - what happens after you come home from a portal fantasy? Beautifully written and it's got an ace MC!


But I had a few queued up that I didn't get to post, because I ran out of faves, but I know nobody minds MORE BOOKS, so here you go:

15) The Last-Herald Mage trilogy by Mercedes Lackey - forever my favourite Valdemar books, even though it makes me cry every time.
16) Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien - it's the classic of the epic fantasy genre because it's so good and so archetypal.
17) A Wizard Abroad by Diane Duane - I love all the Young Wizards books, but this remains my favourite.
18) Newsflesh series by Mira Grant - I don't normally like zombie fiction, but I love these books.
19) Prudence by Gail Carriger - I know most people go for her earlier books, but these books are such fun and I love the characters


The only rule I made for myself was no repeat authors, which is why some of my favourites aren't here: I picked my top choice for a particular author. Really, you should probably assume that anything by any of the authors I've mentioned is worth checking out.

And, you know, I'm sure I can add to this list if anyone wants to comment and ask for EVEN MORE BOOKS.

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Date: 2017-06-07 01:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kimboosan
SOme here I've never even HEARD of! *adds all to lists*

I love tweet challenges like that, so positive and inspiring. I might have to do that one myself!

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Date: 2017-06-07 04:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] netgirl_y2k
I have either read most of these, or decided for various idiosyncratic reasons that they are not for me, but I am very interested in Out On Good Behaviour.

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Date: 2017-07-05 01:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] umadoshi
While I was deciding which post to comment on to say "hi, I just added you!" I saw that you mentioned Every Heart a Doorway here, so it seemed the obvious choice...and then I saw the Newsflesh mention (books of my heart!), so...hello! ^_^

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Date: 2017-07-08 02:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] umadoshi
(And now, hours after Twitter chat, I'm finally catching up on DW!)

Seanan is my favorite author, and I feel very lucky about that between how awesome she is as a person and how great her books are and how prolific she is! But while I love all of her work to varying degrees, Newsflesh is my favorite by worlds. (It's been my primary fandom since 2012.)

I'm not generally keen on zombies either (or politics or medical stuff...), so it took most people who knew me pretty aback when I fell so hard for Newsflesh, but the heart goes where it will. And my heart went to Georgia Mason and never came back. ^_^

(I'm the active administrator at [dreamwidth.org profile] aftertheendtimes, although it tends to be a fairly quiet community.)

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Date: 2017-07-11 01:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] umadoshi
I'd guess I'm about 3/4 through Down Among the Sticks and Bones now! I don't think its chances of unseating Newsflesh are good, but I'm really enjoying it and hoping to finish reading it tonight.

My love for Georgia was my gateway to loving Shaun too--it took me a while to really bond with him, but between seeing him through her, and the fierceness of his love for her...how can I not love someone who loves her so much? (I also ship them intensely, although I respect that they, uh, don't work for everyone.)

I tend to be incredibly monofannish, which is frustrating when the fandom is as small as this one. :/ (Before I fell in love with Newsflesh, my primary fandom for nine years was the Fruits Basket manga.) I tend to be able to have secondary fandoms, at least, and I love fandom in general and reading about/discussing all kinds of stories I love, but the ~primary fandom~ tends to be very deeply rooted.

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