Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Books for LaBeq

When my sister was visiting this summer, we found ourselves frequently referring to books she hadn't read.  LaBeq is well versed in mysteries and classics, but is not so conversant with juvenile fantasy.  She couldn't memorize all the titles we threw out, and asked for a list.  So here are some of our favorites, to be enjoyed in her (or your) copious free time.  I've marked titles that begin a series with an * -- if you want to read more, you can find the sequences on Wikipedia. 

Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl*
Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief*
Angie Sage, Magyk*
Daniel Pinkwater, The Neddiad and The Yggyssey
Diana Wynne Jones, Howl's Moving Castle*, Unexpected Magic
Patricia Wrede, Dealing With Dragons*, Sorcery and Cecelia or the Enchanted Chocolate Pot*
Gerald Morris, The Squire's Tale*
Katherine Langrish, Troll Fell*
Joseph Helgerson, Horns and Wrinkles
Sarah Prineas, The Magic Thief*

These are not so juvenile, but I like them:

Brandon Sanderson, Elantris
Alexander McCall Smith, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency*
Charles Dickinson, A Shortcut in Time
Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Gaile Parkin, Baking Cakes in Kigali
Jasper Fforde, The Eyre Affair* (you might want to brush up your Bronte)

Happy reading!

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