Need some good books for this weekend!

Zombies, fantasy, dwarves, orcs, super heroes, and sci-fi.  I suppose now might be a good time to catch up on some science related material but I just know there’s some gem out there I haven’t touched yet that is waiting for me to crack it open.  The last few kindle only items I’ve purchased have been less than stellar so I need a good one here!

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  1. Altered carbon series:richard k morgan
    Shadows of the apt: adrian tchaikovsky
    Kingkiller chronicles: patrick rothfuss
    Nite angel trilogy: brent weeks
    Lightbringer series:brent weeks
    Pronce of nothing :scott r bakker

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  2. The Passage – Justin Cronin
    Cell – Stephen King
    Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series
    World War Z – Max Brooks

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  3. Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series

    ^^ This will keep you busy …. first book is a bit slow and the writing can be a bit long winded but it’s quality

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  4. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, great book that dives into issues deeper than killing aliens.

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  5. I will be surprised if you haven’t already read it but if you haven’t you should read the Dune series. Lots of stuff about human nature and religion and an amazing universe created by the author Frank Herbert. I liked the first 2 books the most but the whole series is fantastic.

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  6. My sister loved the Twilight series

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  7. The First Law Series – Joe Abercrombie
    The Night Angel Trilogy – Brent Weeks
    Lightbringer Series – Brent Weeks (The second book of this only just released this week)
    A Song of Ice and Fire – George R.R. Martin

    I’d like to thank you for suggesting Kingkiller Chronicles the last time you posted about books.

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  8. I would say anything by Micheal Chrichton. State of Fear is more realistic fiction one of his best works; Jurassic Park if you have not read it, but anyone with your stature has surely read it.

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  9. The Dresden Files – Jim Butcher

    I loved reading this series, so I hope you get around to checking them out.

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  10. I think I’ve ready about 95% of everything you guys have posted thus far. Haha, at least it shows you have good taste!

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  11. Waylander or Legend, perhaps?

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  12. If you like star wars The Legacy of the Force was pretty good. Written by Aaron Alliston, Kirsten Traviss and Troy Denning. The Hand of Thrawn series was good as well. As far as fantasy I have been reading The Wheel of Time. I have also heard good things about The Innkeepers Song by Peter S. Beagle.

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  13. The Twilight series always gives me some good goosebumps, I would compare Stephenie Meyer to a John Steinbeck or a Mark Twain, she really knows how to make connections with us Vaginas. :)

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  14. I guess this is late, but here are some that i can think of right now:
    The foundation series by Isaac Asimov,
    Ubik by Phil K Dick,
    Dune,
    Halo: The fall of reach (better than expected) by Eric Nylund,
    the dwarves by Markus Heitz,
    Karl Edward Wagner’s Kane,
    Ender’s game,
    H.P. Lovecraft – The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket,
    Carol Emshwiller – the mount (not done reading yet, but i enjoyed it so far)
    all of H. G. Wells,
    Sergej Snergow,
    Neil Gaiman- Neverwhere (not sure if it’s called this way in the english version, too)
    and most the stuff of Stanislaw Lem is great, too. Most of these are classics, but still pretty good imo. Star Wars books are always fun to read, too. It’s easy to find the good ones out of the trash.

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  15. Sorry if this is too late you but Waldo have a look at Darren Shan’s books. You may have seen the movie Cirque de Freak a few years ago but it didnt do the book justice

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  16. Okay it is pretty late for more suggestions…

    The Last Wish – Andrzej Sapkowski
    Fair warning though the first couple of short stories are a little bit lame… It’s a shame that the whole witcher saga is still not available in English.

    Somebody suggested already Neil Gaiman, but I actually would go for ‘Anansi Boys’ or ‘The Graveyard Book’ instead of ‘Neverwhere’. Both of these books come closer to the standard of Gaiman’s gaphic novels (which are in my opinion still far superior to his books. Sorry Neil 😉

    Another suggestion was David Gemmel, here I would go personally for ‘Knights of dark Reknown’.

    Last but not least:
    Another Fine Myth – Robert Asprin

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  17. No one said Terry Pratchett, tsk. Fantasy + humour is the best thing you can read to keep your mind away from work and stress. I’ll asume most of people here have read at least one of his books.
    PS: you can try 50 Shades of Gray xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

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  18. Haven’t read your blog in a while so going back through old posts and was surprised no one mentioned the Hyperion Cantons by Dan Simmons. My personal all-time favorite sci-fi book/series. Read the first book, Hyperion, at the very least.

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