So, this is Tuesday and I'm skipping the Top Ten Tuesday linkup. Why? Because it's a 'what books do you want Santa to leave you' prompt and I don't celebrate Christmas - which means this list would just be a list of the next ten books I want to buy. Just seems kind of boring to me.
Instead, I decided to suggest to YOU some books to read this winter. That's right! These aren't the books I'm going to read, but the ones I think you should. These are some of my favorite series, and all long enough to keep you for a few snow days, anyhow. After all, the days are short and quite possibly cold - what better time to nestle down with a blanket, a cup of tea and a stack of books?
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
The fairytale retelling containing a cyborg Cinderella and four damsels that are certainly not in distress.
Haven't started this series yet? Well, with the release of Winter early last month, now's the perfect time to read the series in it's entirety.
The Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger
Vampires and werewolves and steampunk, oh my! All wrapped up with a witty, dry humor.
And once you finish this series, you'll have another completed one waiting for you and the first book of a third, all set in the same gorgeous world. (Finishing School and The Custard Protocol, respectively.)
The Riyria Revelations by Michael J. Sullivan
'They killed the king. They pinned it on two men. They chose poorly.' Fantasy with epic characters!
Love this series so much! And, once you finish this series, you could start in on the three books (so far) that are the prequels. (The Riyria Chronicles, by name.)
Amelia Peabody mysteries by Elizabeth Peters
Egyptologist and super-sleuth (Indiana Jones has nothing on her!) Amelia Peabody and her ever growing family in the late 1800's.
I love this series so much - it's the only mysteries I even reread any more - and at almost 20 books, it should keep you for a while.
The Emperor's Edge by Lindsay Buroker
Fantasy set during an industrial era in a world going through growing pangs. Mission: save the Emperor. And clear their names.
One of my favorite authors, and this is a great starting point for her books - books that are full of humor and endearing characters. (And, while the main story is over, there's supplemental stories being added yet.)
There you have five series that I love and would totally recommend to you. If they sound interesting, give them a look. I'm always looking for more awesome books, so any and all suggestions are welcome - especially if they're anything like these.)