I am drawn to books set in other countries/cultures, historical fiction, science/nature/anthropology, YA, science fiction, social issues. Current interests: Buddhist philosophy, chronic illness/pain. I prefer paperback to hardcover when available as they are lighter in weight… — 7 comments
I like both fiction (fantasy, YA, dystopian, post-apocalyptic, mystery, steampunk) and non-fiction (popular science such as forensic pathology, sociology and anthropology) and I prefer paperback editions. I have an up-to-date SantaThing wishlist. — 7 comments
PRINT BOOKS ONLY Paperbacks preferred
How to do hand lettering,
Historical Fiction mail order brides or wagon train brides set in 1800s.
Hand Lettering for Relaxation: An Inspirational Workbook for Creating Beautiful Lettered Art by Amy Latta
or any… — 2 comments
Geography non fiction
I am from India and love to learn about different cultures through books. My choices are wide varied and a bit inconsistent. I go with a wide range of themes as long as the book is captivating to… — 4 comments
Sci-fi classics, fantasy classics, woodworking handtools, wish list — 8 comments
I enjoy fictional historical romances, Harry Potter is my favorite of all time. I love a really good happy ending and to laugh along the way. Comedy and art and classic stories. — 7 comments
Every year, I ask my Secret Santa to help me explore a genre I don't know very well. Two years ago, it was fantasy, and last year, it was sci-fi. This experiment has gone so well that I'd love to do it again with historical fiction. Please pick some books that represent the… — 15 comments
Disney stories (Like peter pan, little mermaid, beauty and the beast, and more)
Janet Evanovich (I have all of the stephanie plum series)
Authors that… — 6 comments
I like most fiction, but am particularly keen on the moment at reading fiction by people of colour, especially by women. I am particularly keen on sci fi and speculative fiction, but am happy to read most genres. — 5 comments
I read a wide range of books. Favourites, though, include historical fiction, history, biography, mystery/thriller. But, really, anything except what I add into the "Do not Get!" would be terrific! Thank you! — 5 comments
My favorite genres are mystery and science fiction - more specifically British mysteries and dystopian science fiction. I enjoy the British Library Crime Classics and am trying to collect them all, so those are a great idea but please check My Library on LibraryThing… — 4 comments
I like a lot of different kinds of books. It mostly depends on my mood. — 3 comments
My favorite genres are mystery and science fiction - more specifically British mysteries and dystopian science fiction. I enjoy the British Library Crime Classics and am trying to collect them all, so those are a great idea but please check My Library first - if it is in My… — 3 comments
I like YA and middle grade fiction (particularly fantasy and science fiction) though I do sometimes read books meant for adults. :-)
I also enjoy graphic novels. — 8 comments
Murder mysteries and police procedurals. I've read all the standard authors - can you recommend some more obscure? One hit wonders (only 1 book published) would be very interesting! — 14 comments
I'm having my first child and am looking to build up a library for them. I would love board books and/or picture books for children that aren't mainstream. It could be something that was a favorite of yours as a child, or something that you've enjoyed reading to others. Or it… — 7 comments
The Elements of Style: Classic Edition (2018): With Editor's Notes, New Chapters & Study Guide
by William Strunk Jr. (Author), Richard De A'Morelli
Paperback: 123 pages
Publisher: Spectrum Ink (July 23, 2018)
… — 2 comments
Anything football (European) related either in Portuguese or English.
Anything else suitable for a 11 year old. — 3 comments
An 11 year old girl who reads at about a 16 year-old level. She loves books about fantasy, magic, mythology, adventure, and especially DRAGONS. She still loves Harry Potter and can't get enough but she's read everything put to print about the magical boy wonder. Unfortunately… — 11 comments
An 11 year old girl who reads at about a 16 year-old level. She loves books about fantasy, magic, mythology, adventure, and especially DRAGONS. She still loves Harry Potter and can't get enough but she's read everything put to print about the magical boy wonder. Unfortunately… — 8 comments
fantasy or computer engineering
I'm always in for a surprise! — 3 comments
Murder mysteries, historical fiction, art and art history, adventures, sci-fi and fantasy. Also, love young adult novels! Favorite authors include: Susan Collins, JK Rowling, Katherine Rundell, Lee Child, Rex Stout, Louise Penny. — 3 comments
Feminist/queer science fiction and social fiction; dictionaries (especially about languages); ancient history; everything forest/wood/timber/trees; (cozy) mysteries related to books, bookshops, librarians, or libraries. But I also like surprises - maybe you think I should… — 11 comments
I love anything Sarah J Maas, Patricia Briggs... I like fantasy & realistic fantasy. I also love non-fiction books about history; historical fiction like "The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah or "The Orphan Train" by Christina Baker Kline; and some romance like Jill Shalvis's… — 4 comments
I enjoy reading classic literature and literary fiction. I also enjoy reading mysteries. In addition, I like music, art, and science. I read widely, however, and have eclectic tastes, so I would be pleased with anything. — 11 comments
I'm into horror and spirituality right now. — 5 comments
Big fan of historical fiction such as the Shardlake novels. Read authors such as Diana Gabaldon, Ken Follett, Jodi Picoult and Patricia Cornwell. — 3 comments
Because I read 200 - 300 books a year and I don't get them all entered into LT, your best bet is to use the "LT Recommended" collection as it has over 175 books on it.
"Want to Read" is a *very* small subset of that list of books I'd like to read sooner rather than later… — 3 comments
Because I read 200 - 300 books a year and I don't get them all entered into LT, your best bet is to use the "LT Recommended" collection as it has over 175 books on it.
"Want to Read" is a *very* small subset of that list of books I'd like to read sooner rather than later… — 3 comments
This is for my library clerk, Michele. She likes YA, rom-coms, Marie Lu & David Lu, and mysteries. She recently purchased the new David Lu book and finished the new Marie Lu, Rebel. She is currently reading the new Jason Reynolds' book Look Both Ways and George by Alex… — 10 comments
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/17WTPYTACHSEZ?ref_=wl_share — 1 comment
I like contemporary and literary fiction, 19th century novels, clever mysteries (not too cosy, not too graphic) in German, English, Swedish, French and (very slowly) Russian.
Would love books that I may not have heard of and/or from your country or region. Or a book that… — 9 comments
I LOVE YA! I have recently been enjoying adult romance as well. I just finished reading Red, White, and Royal Blue. I also loved The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory and When Life Gives You LuluLemons. I also enjoy celebrities' memoirs IF they are funny. Nothing depressing,… — 7 comments
Recipient is in love with Angela Lansbury on "Murder She Wrote". Perhaps it is the detective genre or the antique typewriter in the opening credits. Recipient loves all things "New England" like Joe Froggers or Election Day Yeastcake. Enough hints? — 2 comments
My library page should give you a good idea of my reading habits. Favourites are science-fiction and books about books. — 6 comments
Graphic Novels, science fiction, non-fiction that reads like fiction and cooking. — 6 comments
Puzzle books, Math, Science, economics, Science Fiction and Fantasy (preferably not of the variety "a nobody fulfills longstanding prophecy to become a superhero"), adventure, good novels, history.
English language preferred, but German is OK, too. — 3 comments
I read novels (EN, FR, IT), contemporary and classic (but not too classic!). Calvino and Borges are among my favourites (I have most of their books, but you see the kind of literature :). And Rebecca Solnit. Crime stories and, occasionally, scifi, why not.
I love art… — 5 comments
I would love LGBQ-themed novels, particularly from Africa, South America or Asia - though the rest of the world is fine too!
Generally I care more about the quality of the writing than I do about plot. So preferably "lit fic" or well-written genre fic.
My librarything… — 5 comments
I love adventure, mystery, sci-fi, fantasy. Some books and authors I love are Dresden files, The Martian, Enders game series, Doctor Who books, Lord of the Rings, Dan Brown, A.G. Riddle, Micheal Crichton. — 4 comments
I like sci-fi, fantasy, some YA (see DNG), historical fiction/romance, stories about adventurers/explorers, etc. I also enjoy non-fiction about science, scientists (I am one), and explorers, especially if they involve the sea or geology. I sew, so books on historical costume… — 12 comments
My son is soon to be 8 and is interested in many things. Dragons and dinosaurs are good candidates. He's still working on his reading skills and is about level I through K on his abilities. I also read to him and we are reading/listening to the Wings of Fire series. We… — 5 comments
I'm in a phase where I want to read chick lit, travel or foodie memoirs, inspirational and uplifting (but not religious). Stories where people overcome the odds are good right now, as is historical fiction. Places I love are Italy, Paris, England, beaches, wineries,
… — 3 comments
I really do prefer fiction to non-fiction, and within fiction, I prefer genre literature (fantasy, mystery, suspense, some sci-fi, and some horror). Tolkien's works are incredibly important to me, but outside of the Professor's works, I prefer my fantasy to be more… — 4 comments
Christian Romance, and Science Fiction — 6 comments
I'm in the mood for something funny. I like fantasy (especially urban fantasy), science fiction (especially dystopian or space opera), historical romance (not modern), cozy mysteries involving cats and/or books/libraries/book stores. — 8 comments
Mysteries, thrillers, horror, suspense, bestsellers, true crime, anything really. Send me your favorite book, I love that.
My favorite authors are Stephen King, Ann Patchett, Mary Higgins Clark, JK Rowling/Robert Galbraith, and many, many more. — 4 comments
Really most anything. Popular Sellers, Lesbian Fiction, Mystery. True Crime — 4 comments
They're both scientists who work on environmental issues. That'll give you an idea of their interests. He also runs and hikes in Colorado. So, outdoors stuff is good.
But I'm also going to make a specific recommendation. "Digital Minimalism" by Cal Newport. A great book for… — 2 comments
I'd like some new ideas - something you really like, a new mystery series, translated books, books set in non-US places ?
If you are desperate my wishlist is up to date, but it is a storage spot for books that have been recommended or have caught my eye from reviews.
I… — 6 comments
She likes memoirs, contemporary fiction, and mysteries are okay, if they're not too graphic. I know she likes David Sedaris, but she's read his books. So, anything like David Sedaris is good. Also, I think she'd really enjoy Christopher Moore, because he's funny. — 2 comments
He likes books about pokemon. He do doesn't know how to read yet and could use any Pre K level books. — 3 comments
He is getting into chapter books. He likes captain underpants and anything about pokemon. He also loves reading books to his little 5 year old brother.
He is getting curious about religions. I wouldn't mind any simple story books that are age appropriate for an 8 year old. — 2 comments
I'm into YA Distopian themed books. I also really love a good who done it murder mystery. — 8 comments
I am collecting World of Warcraft books. I also am into books about D&D. — 1 comment
Memoirs (The boys in the boat, The Glass Castle, Educated, Drinking the Rain)
Action adventure (James Rollins)
Magical books: Harry Potter, Lightbringer series,
Six of Crows Series
Wayward Children series — 3 comments
I love mysteries! Also good suspense novels! My LibraryThing secret santa last year got one of the best books I read this year, so I am really looking forward to this! If you want to go non-fiction, I love history of science :)
You can see the books that I have on… — 5 comments
My son is an aspiring artist with a focus on animation and screenwriting. Lately most of what he reads outside of assigned reading for school is fanfic of one kind or another, but in the past he's enjoyed graphic novels in multiple genres, manga, and fantasy. He is a trans… — 4 comments
I love genre fiction: fantasy, sci-fi, and horror. For example, I love Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Ray Bradbury, and Edgar Allan Poe. I like both Young Adult and Adult fiction. I also love the classics, especially Victorian Lit, British Lit, and Gothic Lit. For example,… — 5 comments
I like literary fiction, primarily modernism and post-modernism. I like surprises and my tastes aren't limited just to that, but I tend to lean more experimental than not. — 5 comments
Likes a good romance (historical, fantasy, or sci-fi). Really enjoys fantasy series but maybe not something super dense. Also enjoys some sci-fi/space opera, but again, not something super dense or old school (a la Asimov). — 3 comments
My library, tags and ratings should give you a good idea of what I like. I have a substantial wishlist as well, which may help you.
It's been quite a year. I'd prefer to receive a book that shows a bit of kindness, or that gives me a little bit of hope for the future. — 3 comments
Looking for some good, thoughtful books on writing.
I would also ADORE a full hardcover set of Little House on the Prairie books or Prairie Girl by Pamela Hill. — 5 comments
Well-written fiction (any genre) and science-related non-fiction are especially appreciated — 3 comments
While my husband mostly reads work-related nonfiction, he's recently developed a taste for diverse, progressive recent science fiction. E.g he's read and enjoyed N.K. Jemisin and Cixin Lu, and I recently introduced him to Martha Wells's Murderbot series. He'd also probably… — 2 comments
I like smart, witty writing, mostly often with some flavor of social commentary. I just read Lindy West's new book, but possibly my favorite author is Edith Wharton. I also enjoy non-fiction where I learn something. However I am always looking for something new to expand my… — 3 comments
Romance - Historical, medieval, Regency — 4 comments
I read a wide variety of genre fiction. My favorites are fantasy, science fiction, and romance, but I'd love to find a new-to-me historical mystery series or two, something like Phryne Fisher or Marcus Didius Falco. I also read a good bit of nonfiction and especially enjoy… — 5 comments
I enjoy a wide range of books, but am particularly interested in contemporary fiction, literary fiction and books with LGBT+ themes. I am interested and involved in theatre, and I love photography. — 3 comments
I'm a huge fantasy nerd - I read big epic fantasies: Name Of The Wind, Mistborn, LOTR, The Witcher, Game Of Thrones (I also own Lies of Locke Lamora but haven't read them yet), and I really like Neil Gaiman (read Neverwhere, American Gods, Good Omens).
I love urban… — 3 comments
Areas of current interest - Nonfiction:
Botanical art (books of, or how-to)
Queer/LGBTQIA+ studies (no biographies)
A good book about knitting? For beginners? I don't know how but might take it up. Only get this if you knit… — 7 comments
Jacob loves reading and reads around a 10th grade level, but being younger He likes books with a lot of action to keep his attention. He reads a lot of sci-fi and Fantasy recently branching into dystopia, his latest favorite series being the Arc of the Scythe. He's currently… — 2 comments
Rachel loves dystopia and reads far above her grade level. She loves The Hunger Games (but already owns it). She also enjoys fantasy from time to time and really enjoyed Mistborn.
She always loves the getting new books she has never heard of from santathing so feel free to… — 6 comments
Surprise me! I want to read something you loved, something that was absorbing and pulled you into the story. — 4 comments
I read mostly fantasy and especially love urban fantasy. I also enjoy comedic reads and historical fiction. Some of my favorite authors/books are Terry Pratchett's discworld series, Tamora Pierce's Tortall series, Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels series, Patricia Briggs' Mercy… — 2 comments
Verity will be 7 in January and attends the 1st grade. She is an emerging reader, and still has her parents read most of her books to her as she often enjoys books that are beyond her reading level. She really wants to be literate. Books other than chapter books should have… — 4 comments
TJ is 4.5 and in preschool. He is just learning his letters but is not reading yet. He loves the avengers and super heroes. He also loves Christmas and Santa Claus. He goes through phases of liking all the current popular kids shows, he currently likes Vampirina a lot (but… — 4 comments
Jenna is 6 and just learning to read on her own. She would love simple books she can practice reading on her own. She loves unicorns, pinkalicious, and super heroes. She also still loves being read to and we are starting to look for some longer/more complex books to read… — 6 comments
I’m particularly into cyber sci-fi, graphic novels, historical fiction (especially alternate histories), poetry, short stories, anthologies, edgy humor, travel, and off-the-beaten-path YA. Especially written by women, marginalized people, and those from other cultures and… — 5 comments
I have a wishlist on LibraryThing that I hope will give you some ideas. I read books on writing, creativity, and monastic spirituality. I also read a lot of women's fiction. — 4 comments
I enjoy uniquely constructed, either physically or conceptually, books. — 7 comments
I like YA and Middle Grade. I love fantasy books.
I keep my Goodreads a little more up-to-date, so that may help you: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/24851329-aylea — 4 comments
Something from this thread would be interesting. I like Zadie Smith a lot, but like the author of this post, I'm not interested in the authors she's compared to most often. https://ask.metafilter.com/226592/Book-recommendations-ZadieSmithish-but-not-Pynchonesque
Near… — 4 comments
Fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, historical drama- favorite books are Harry Potter, lord of the rings, storm light archive, gone with the wind, dune series, game of thrones. Also love illustrated books, especially if they are weird and wacky. Have also enjoyed Stephen King, nail… — 2 comments
I'm a nonfiction gal. I love great storytelling books, like Braiding Sweetgrass and Women Who Run with Wolves. I also love books about a sense of place, like the geography of the US or a region. I'm a northwest / west coast gal currently doing a stint in Florida - working on… — 14 comments
I read a wide range of genres, mostly fantasy and thriller, but also historical fiction, science-fiction, mystery, ... This year, I would like to receive a few of your favorite books. — 5 comments
I prefer contemporary fiction but avoid mass-market stuff. I try to stay up to date on award winners, best books, etc. — 3 comments
Mostly fantasy or historical with a romance in them. Occasionally good biopgraphy books about various subjects. But ready to read any good book. — 4 comments
Top of the list for me is historical fiction and fantasy. But I really like anything. Truly. I guess I am looking to get books in specific genres that I like but haven't gotten to read very much of. For specifics:
Historical Fiction: I like what I call "epic" historical… — 4 comments
I am a fan of Historical Fiction, Memoirs, and YA Literature. I also enjoy Graphic Novels, although I enjoy books from authors of diversity. I have a fairly eclectic home library that reflects my diverse reading passion and history - many of which I have yet to read. I'll be… — 6 comments
Fairy tale retellings, fantasy books in general where the main character is a smart girl or woman. General fiction about women who have vastly different lives then I do (white, north american), historical fiction or non-fiction set in medieval europe. — 6 comments
I like a wide range -- fiction, history, biography, science, religion.
To see what I already have or have read, check my "Personal Library" collection in LibraryThing. — 4 comments
Fantasy and Science-Fiction, Ancient History, Linguistics, Anthropology. Favorite authors are Tolkien, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Anne McCaffrey, Timothy Zahn, Mercedes Lackey, Jim Butcher, and Ursula K. LeGuin. — 3 comments
Mystery and suspense (both current and historical), science fiction, urban fantasy, historical fiction, non-dry non-fiction (think Mary Roach and/or Bill Bryson). My library is up-to-date. I prefer new authors, since if I like an author, I binge on their works, and stop… — 15 comments
For fiction, I prefer fantasy, magical realism and thrillers. I also enjoy young adult fantasy and short story collections. Favorite authors include CE Murphy, Diane Duane, Mercedes Lackey.
For non-fiction, I read biographies, world history (especially social history,… — 5 comments
She likes cozy mysteries, lighthouses and beachy things. — 3 comments
I enjoy books about food/foodways, the environment, new takes on classics (like Pat Barker's The Silence of the Girls), historical fiction (like Feast of Sorrow-Crystal King), and some fantasy (Game of Thrones, Ursula LeGuin or Winter of the Gods-Jordanna Max Brodsky). — 4 comments
I love to read, and often I'll read upward of 200 books per year! I haven't made quite that many this year. I'm really not very picky, and will read nearly anything! Some of YOUR favorites, classics, something entirely outside my wheelhouse... I'm pretty game! — 3 comments
For SantaThing I would like fiction. Genres :- Standalone Fantasy; Alternative History or early Historical Fiction, Medieval or earlier. Specifically pre-historic; bronze age; dark ages or early Medieval. I'm not fond of Imperialism or Colonialism.
I read to escape so I… — 14 comments
American history, American presidential biographies, American Civil War, ancient history, historical atlases, Big History, world history. — 3 comments
Fiction, mostly romance, but could be someting related, or light reads. — 5 comments
I love cozy mysteries (especially those involving cats or the paranormal).
I am looking to expand my non-fiction new age collection. Feel free to look at that category to get an idea.
I always ask for one true crime or paranormal nonfiction book for my husband who shares… — 4 comments
I love to read historical fiction, biographies especially of European nobility, British police detectives (along the lines of Anne Perry and Elizabeth George), natural history and ancient history. I'm more Jane Austen than Diana Gabaldon. — 5 comments
I am mostly into thrillers (psychological, YA, doesn't matter). However, I am open to any genre. Sometimes I want to read to a book to take my mind off my work and make me feel good inside. — 9 comments
Used to read almost exclusively F&SF or speculative fiction and still enjoy these, but have tended toward either non-fiction that makes me think (eg. Gladwell or Freakanomics) about social, political, or economic conditions and realistic fiction more recently. — 6 comments
I tend to enjoy historical fiction and mysteries the most, but I also like general fiction and some science fiction, especially if there’s a time travel element, and certain non fiction books in the social welfare arena. Favorite authors include Diana Gabaldon, Jodi Picoult,… — 4 comments
She is 8 years old. Reading pretty well for her age, but still learning. She likes Disney Descendants and Babymouse. She likes Disney, drawing, and anything girly. — 3 comments
I love rich picture books, Graphic Novels with heartwarming themes, novels geared towards young readers, mysteries, Christian Fiction and Non-fiction, and any kind of books for children just learning to read. — 2 comments
I love a long book that I can really dive into. Recently finished This Tender Land and loved it. Big fan of most classics, particularly Russian literature. I also love nonfiction that is challenging in subject matter or covers social issues. I read White Fragility this… — 5 comments
I like YA, thrillers and some romance. My Wishlist is up to date and most of my read books are also. — 3 comments
Some of my favorite authors are Jane Austen, John Irving, Edith Wharton and David McCullough. I read Jane Eyre almost yearly. I like historical fiction and presidential/first lady biographies but will read almost anything that isn't horror or thriller (not really into sci-fi… — 4 comments
I love creepy books and thrillers. Dark and twisty seem to be a vein of books I have been into for a while. Other types of books I have really enjoyed include, The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series, Warm Bodies, Crazy Rich Asains, Say Her Name.. I also enjoy classic retelling a… — 5 comments
Canadian literature, mysteries, thrillers and horror. We also like non-fiction focused on psychology. Science fiction also a favourite. Interested in authors outside of North America. — 3 comments
Non-fiction: Sciency non-fiction. Women in science. Baseball. Women in baseball. History. Knitting,.Atheist lit, True Crime.
Fiction: humourous sci-fi/fantasy (Adams, Pratchett, Gail Carriger, Christopher Moore). My favorite book ever is Good Omens.. — 11 comments
I really like suspense/mystery. That's my favorite, but I also love historical fiction, biographies, poetry, fantasy and history. I'm open to religion, philosophy, anthropology. I'm not a fan of true crime. I've delved into some Cozy series and Westerns. I'm pretty open… — 4 comments
I have just been to see Tutankhamen: The Golden Pharaoh exhibition in London. It was amazing! and so I have developed 'Tutmania'! Therefore I would like anything to do with Ancient Egypt - fiction and/or non-fiction is fine. I have dabbled with some Amelia Peabody novels, so… — 5 comments
I enjoy most genres. Historical fiction, Mystery, Dystopian, New Fiction, Romance, Cookbooks
Some of my favorite authors are Diana Gabaldon, Clive Cussler, James Rollins, Jodi Piccoult, JR Ward, Paullina Simons, Jane Green
PRINT BOOKS ONLY
My library is not at all up… — 2 comments
I’m open to both fiction and non-fiction, preferably by authors that are new to me. I'll just give you a few guidelines that I use to buy books for myself: that should give you plenty to work with. My catalogue on LT is complete and updated.
1) I’m trying to read… — 6 comments
I'm currently addicted to mystery/thrillers! I also love contemporary YA and literary fiction. Especially stories that deal with the hard things in life for example What Unbreakable Looks like was an amazing read because it was so real. Some of my favorite reads as of late… — 7 comments
Fantasy and good stories.
Technology and business.
Startup, devops, security. — 2 comments
Varied! Big names, mid-listers, obscure authors-- of picture books, chapbooks, novellas/novelettes, novels, non-fiction, anthologies, collections, and graphic novels.
I especially enjoy science fiction and fantasy. Within those genres, the queerer, the better.
On my own,… — 4 comments
Fiction, biographies, history (especially of specific items - like I loved the history of the color red, and mauve, and rope). Also love knowing how things were developed - like the first spacesuits, and mapping the ocean floor. Love PG Wodehouse, Thirkell, Arthur Ransome,… — 2 comments
Fantasy, strong plot and character romances(Ie Nora Roberts, Debbie Macomber), coming of age, YA, romantic mysteries(ie JD Robb) , thrilling mysteries(ie Dan Brown), prehistoric fiction, historic fiction, humorous memoirs (ie I can’t believe this really happened) Fictional… — 2 comments
I like YA. Adult fiction, romance, contemporary, and thrillers. — 2 comments
I really enjoy contemporary fiction. I like coming-of-age, modern stories about a character’s life, struggles, relationships, etc. For example, my favorite book in recent years was “The Idiot” by Elif Batuman. I like themes around empowerment, romance, fantasy, and mythology… — 4 comments
I really enjoy books about food--the history, cultural rituals, sociological observations, etc. In terms of fiction, I enjoy a good mystery, historical fiction and I have a particular fondness for Canadian authors. — 5 comments
Horses, Thoroughbred horse racing, dogs, cats, mystery, Superman and Supergirl, science fiction, fantasy, pop-ups. See wishlist, or surprise me! :-) — 4 comments
I like a good surreal of fantastic twist, but that is not to say I don't like enjoy keepin it real (realistic fiction). Think more a splash of surreal/sci-fi flavor, not as much full on fantasy.
I fall for girl meets alternative universe over girl meets boy. I don't need… — 3 comments
Love foreign mysteries - Fred Vargas, Louise Penny, Arnaldur Indridason, Ellie Griffiths, Sujata Massey and Magdalen Nabb are favorites (read them all - looking for more like them)
Love autobiography - especially female-authored, travel or literary like Isak Dinesen Out of… — 3 comments
mysteries, biographies, history books about old closed lunitic asylums, — 2 comments
As in previous years I am interested in broading my literary horizons and read authors from around the world past and present.
I love beautiful designed books and have a preference for literary fiction, scifi, fantasy and graphic novels.
I have also a wide interest in… — 4 comments
Graphic Novels - Mad Cave Comics (Battle Cats) - Image Comics - DC Vertigo - Marvel
Regular Comics As Well
Horror, Fantasy, SciFi, Adventure Bizarro, YA
Dean Koontz, Carlton Mellick III, Paul Sating, Jeff Strand, Joe Hill, Jack Ketchum, Richard Laymon, Neal Shusterman — 1 comment
Action-Adventure — 3 comments
Horror, fantasy, science fiction. — 2 comments
Mysteries: police procedurals like Peter Robinson, Quintin Jardine, Deborah Crombie’s : P. I./sleuths like Marcia Muller, Laurie R. King (Mary Russell), Viveca Sten, Gail Bowen, Legal Procedurals like John Lescroart, Alafair Burke, Sujata Massey: Misc. Dick Francis
… — 4 comments
I love a great story. My reading tastes cover a wide range. I do have a wishlist of books on LibraryThing: https://www.librarything.com/catalog/serendipitina/wishlist
I like Irish writers, thrillers, contemporary drama, ethical fiction, social issues non-fiction, epistolary… — 5 comments
I like thrillers, psychological suspense, and mysteries. — 3 comments
I confess I haven't been the most active on LibraryThing, partly due to moving and partly due to... life, I suppose.
But to the books! I'm always here for sci-fi: I literally would not stop recommending A Memory Called Empire to everyone I talked books with last year!… — 11 comments
I'm wishing for Poison by Charlot King, Foul Play in Vouvray by Noel Balen, Out of Body by Suzanne Brockmann., and any Erle Stanley Gardner Perry Mason mysteries. (The last are not in my public library for some reason.) Dig Deep My Grave by Cheryl Honigford would work too. I… — 3 comments
I read many things but especially like sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and comedy. I enjoy dark futuristic tales with interesting premises. I like books with twists or surprise connections. I’m fine with profanity and graphic scenes if they come in a well written book. I enjoy some… — 3 comments
I love historical fiction and non-fiction, mysteries (the cozier the better), and I'm starting to read a lot more contemporary fiction. My historical tastes seem to be mostly set in Victorian England but I'm not adverse to other time periods or places. The best place to start… — 5 comments
Harlequin Presents books. I'm new to Santa Thing and currently I am reading a lot of Harlequin Presents books. I am in treatment for cancer and I discovered one of these left by another patient. I picked it up and found that not only is it a fast read but very silly, in an… — 2 comments
I like healthy cook books, books about the tudors, Harry Potter related books and books about crafts like 3D card crafts.
I'm also interested in books related to Dragon Age and The Red King Series. (Read all, own none)
I should probably mention that I definitely prefer… — 2 comments
Mario loves fantasy books. His favourite would be the Charlie Bone Series by Jenny Nimmo.
He's read most of them in his own language, but has been learning english for a while now and is definitely getting good at it, so those would be cool.
His second love for books are… — 2 comments
Choosing from my wishlist is best bet. Physical copy
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern is #1 pick. — 2 comments
My Santa Thing wishlist up to date! So browse that wishlist and find something great!
Thank you! — 4 comments
At the moment: YA. Contemporary preferred; ideally mystery/thriller. Bonus points for award winners.
I have updated my LT wishlist so feel free to make use of that. — 2 comments
Female main character-based mysteries, historical fiction, literary fiction, family sagas, biographies. Special interests are art, British royals, and novels set in England, Ireland and Wales. Favorite authors include Louise Penny, Susan Vreeland, Deborah Crombie, Elizabeth… — 4 comments
*Booker Prize winners and works by Nobel laureates in literature
*19th century literature
*books that make me laugh
*paleoanthropology and linguistic development — 4 comments
Love Urban fantasy: read all of Kelley Armstrong, Patricia Briggs, Ilona Andrews, Nalini Singh, Lynn Viehl (have not read her other pseudonyms yet), Laurell K Hamilton's Merry Gentry series and most of Anita Blake series, Carrie Vaughn, Jayne Castle/Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann… — 3 comments
Mystery, thrillers, sci/fi fantasy are what I read the most. I will sometimes read literary novels, but not as often — 4 comments
I read a pretty wide variety of things and am open to trying most things. My favorite authors are Jasper Fforde, Connie Willis, and Kate Morton. I especially enjoy historical fiction, historical mysteries (e.g. Elizabeth Peters and Laurie R.King), high fantasy,… — 6 comments
Sewing and tailoring clothes for yourself
- Literature - Feminism - Vampires - Witches
- Modern Fandom
Mythology: Chinese. African, Japanese
Retelling or re-framing of traditional European Mythology/Fairy Tales
Deconstructing or critical… — 4 comments
Fantasy, mystery, history — 3 comments
Fantasy in all colors, shapes and sizes. I'd like to try something new within the fantastic genre. I like characters with good friends. — 4 comments
Thank you in advance Secret Santa for picking my books! I enjoy new literary and/or speculative fiction. I like a well-written mystery, if it isn't gory or cozy. I like nature writing and books about going back to the land.
I would love to read something that you really… — 7 comments
I read mostly fiction, though I also enjoy some non-fiction relevant to my professional interests in women's health (e.g., The Zero Trimester by Miranda Waggoner). I love good literary fiction and historical fiction, and some mysteries. Some authors I love: Jodi Picoult… — 2 comments
My taste ranges from psychological thrillers to chick lit! Take a look at my books read in 2019 in my library to get an idea of what I like :)!
I love books with a good twist! — 2 comments
Elodie is 9 months old! She loves board books and bright colors! She also loves animals! — 2 comments
You can look at my library to see what I like, although I have been reading too many light mysteries lately. But I would love to discover new fiction authors. — 3 comments
I read a pretty wide variety of books, but I have enjoyed several fantastic historical fiction novels (The Scribe of Siena, The Silence of the Girls, & In the Time of the Butterflies) in recent months and would love to read more from that genre. But again, I have read and am… — 4 comments
Thrillers, Romance, Contemporary, Comics, Graphic Novels.
I love Stephen King, Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Karin Slaughter, Kimberly MCcreight. — 3 comments
I read a ton of fantasy - both young adult and adult, and I also enjoy historical fiction. Check my "Read" lists for what I like, and my "To-Read" list is specific titles that I want. If you can keep your picks within those genres, I will be happy. :) — 2 comments
If I had to choose only one genre, it would definitely be literary fiction. In the past, I had a clear tendency towards German and Russian authors in translation. However, over the last few years, I have started to appreciate more and more novelists coming from… — 3 comments
I like pretty much anything, but especially historical fiction and books on religions specifically judaism, Islam, or eastern religions. I also like self help books and books that teach you lessons in story form such as The Alchemist. Some of my favorite authors are M.J. Rose,… — 3 comments
Books in Rylan's wishlist this year are all books that have something to do with animals/dinosaurs. Rylan is an animal/dinosaur fanatic. He loves the books with a 3D type model of the animal so you can see all of its organs and skeleton. Anything to do with Jurassic Park/World… — 3 comments
I like most fiction including mysteries, historical fiction and fiction revolving around art. I like "light literary fiction" if there is such a thing. In nonfiction I like books on nature and biography. — 5 comments
I would really love to re-read the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey, so the first few books of that would be awesome.
Also, I love almost anything Doctor Strange. I've listed the things I have in the Do Not Get, but I'd love a graphic novel.
Also, I cross… — 2 comments
Ghost stories, historical fiction around 1890s-1930s, stories about shipwrecks or The Titanic, stories about carnivals or fairs, light romance, poetry, literary fiction, mystery, YA with magic, vegetarian cookbooks, baking cookbooks. — 7 comments
Thrillers- suspense romance- some science fiction - nonfiction (memoirs and true crime) Contemporary fiction. poetry and classics. inspirational reads and christian non fiction and fiction.
Some favorite authors: BA Paris, Lisa Scottoline, riley sager.
Recent Reads that… — 4 comments
I'm buying this for an 11th grade student I know—he's helping me run a small church library.
Also "I love fantasy I like fiction the most also historical fiction is always good I'm also into mythology some of my favorite books are The Outsiders, Hatchet, Lord of the Flies,… — 2 comments
Science fiction, fantasy, paranormal romance, science and history books with a narrative, young adult — 3 comments
I currently read lots of contemporary authors from the UK and tend to read more speculative fiction than any other genre. I have also read a few biographies and "big idea" books in the last year. A gap in my reading is female authors and from authors from outside North… — 3 comments
* Sciences and mathematics
* Foreign languages, in particular: German, Italian, Korean, or Traditional Chinese
* Geography, history, and historical fiction
* Mystery / thriller / detective novels
* Football (or soccer, if you're from the United States) — 4 comments
I like well-written fiction, like the kind found in the shortlists for awards of various kinds. I'm trying to read more diversely, and so would prefer novels written by authors from outside the usual places, works in translation or from immigrants or members of minority… — 13 comments
Historical fiction like David Liss and Sharon Kay Penman, character driven mysteries like Louise Penny. Also interested in food history. Enjoy reading old cookbooks. Active hobbies are quilting, succulent gardening, and quilling. — 2 comments
The tags in my library at lt say a lot about me, I presume ...
A present for me doesn't have to be a novel, but I would prefer a traditional book (with paper or so) in German or English. — 3 comments
I read a lot of fantasy and science fiction. I'm also very interested in meticulously researched non-fiction (tending towards academic works rather than popular non-fiction). I care more about books being good than specific genres and would love to get books that I am not… — 3 comments
Honestly, anything from from my wishlist would be amazing. I love good science fiction and fantasy. It's been a while since I've read mystery/thriller, but something really with good prose and engrossing would be welcome. I also like the occassional non-fiction book that will… — 6 comments
I like academic mysteries, Gothic, Patrick Taylor’s Irish Village series, Craig Johnson, Tony Hillerman, Janet Evonovich’s Stephanie Plum, and Hangman’s Daughter series, and Libba Bray’s The Diviners. I teach college and high school English, so good classroom methods books are… — 4 comments
As I say each year- surprise me! I love to read just about everything-see the next section. I love mysteries from noir to cozies; I love biographies; I love autobiographies; I love history; I love..books. — 4 comments
I love memoirs and literature. A few of my favorite books I read this past year were Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, A Gentleman in Moscow and Bad Blood: Secrets & Lies in Silicon Valley. I also love food books like Blood, Bones & Butter. And humor such as Let's… — 2 comments
I love YA and adult, particularly speculative fiction. My favourite genres include all variations of fantasy (urban, fairy tale, etc.), mysteries, science fiction, and contemporary. As an author, I maintain an active Instagram account dedicated to books, so I especially love… — 3 comments
I read mostly fiction though I also like biographies (especially of cool women). I love mysteries (especially Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, Elly Griffiths) and have recently been dipping my toe back into sci-fi and fantasy after a long hiatus. I read a lot of Regency or… — 6 comments
I have eclectic taste when it comes to books. Really I'm up for almost anything. I particularly enjoy literature, fairy tale retellings, fantasy, books featuring animals and nature (especially Dogs and the ocean), mysteries and suspense (but not gory/horror), historical… — 2 comments
Biography or Autobiography, Old Hollywood, Police or Murder Mysteries, Comedy Mysteries, Scotland and Ireland, Espionage, Gardening, Ancient History — 3 comments
My Library Thing account is strictly for books that are for my classroom library. So everything here must be Elementary School age appropriate (K-6). I understand that's a big age range but if it falls in that range it will be useful to me.
I am currently a Permanent… — 3 comments
I read lots of fiction and nonfiction and enjoy history and mysteries in both. Good graphic novels are also welcome. — 5 comments
I read a lot of thrillers, historical fiction, mysteries and YA. A little bit of literary fiction thrown in too. — 3 comments
I would like to receive novels or autobiographies/memoirs by women authors, many of whom published in the early 20th century. Authors I am particularly interested in reading include Edna Ferber, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Jessie Redmon Fauset, Elizabeth von Arnim, Christa Wolf,… — 3 comments
Any books from my wishlist would make me very happy! I enjoy reading wholesome Amish mysteries and romances and I have read most all publish in the past 10+ years. The Amish novels on my wishlist are the ones I haven't read yet!
By profession, I'm a high school U.S.… — 2 comments
I like fantasy and science fiction. I read a fair amount of crime & thrillers (although a fairly large number of these tend to be audio versions borrowed from the library). I like readable history and books about other places (as in not too heavy duty or formal). Taking a… — 5 comments
Sci Fi, Fantasy, history. Anything but poetry. Makes my head hurt. — 11 comments
I love Fantasy especially (as you can see by what I've so far uploaded of my library), but am open to most other genres of Fiction and Biographies. Stories and characters are important to my reading taste, and if there's a dragon or two in there, I'm usually sold. — 4 comments
My library is open, and contains the books I have read from 2002 through today.
I love: Psychological thrillers with good twists, WWII fiction, and any good fiction with well developed characters - think Kristin Hannah, Elizabeth Strout, Joshilyn Jackson.
I also like… — 3 comments
general literature, fantasy, science fiction, poetry, short stories - anything with lyrical writing and/or excellent worldbuilding and characters. Would love some non-western based fantasy or some poetical or epistolary novels. — 3 comments
I love YA!!! Fantasy is the best! I also love murder mystery, thriller, Southern Gothic, special editions and Chic Lit — 2 comments
I have a wide variety of bookish interests. While I have signed up for ebooks this year both my Wishlist and Wishlist-ebooks here on LT will give you an idea of what would always be appreciated. — 2 comments
At the end of the year I like light-hearted humorous books: see my 'Amusing' collection. — 3 comments
Fiction, social causes, social justice, compelling stories, historical fiction — 5 comments
My tastes are actually really broad. Fiction-wise, SF and fantasy are my first love, but I've also been reading a fair amount of literary fiction these days, and I regularly dip into other genres, such as mysteries, thrillers, horror, humor, etc. I also love non-fiction. … — 3 comments
I love crime books and MM romance. I'm a big fan of Agatha Christie, JK Rowling, Gail Carriger, ...
I'm french, but I read too in english. — 7 comments
mystery/thriller, horror, historical fiction, non-fiction (like Malcolm Gladwell, Freakonomics, etc.), Neil Gaiman/Alice Hoffman type books (magical realism???), biographies, etc.
I like books that make me think if you are leaning towards non-fiction. Some recent books… — 2 comments
First off, pls ignore bookstore choice. I prefer USED "like new" and "very good" categories. Hard cover or trade paperback is great. I have an extensive library, but still am interested in Asian authors. Ck. out my LT library under Chinese Authors & Lit collection.
… — 1 comment
I love romance, young adult, history, horror, mysteries, thrillers, food writing, great memoirs, and european history, especially Romanov and Tudor history. — 2 comments
Well, she is only a year old, but has an active mind and likes to know how things work. — 4 comments
Fantasy, historical fiction, non-fiction, debut authors, — 1 comment
I'm a big fan of personal essays, memoir, and short story collections. Also enjoy history, especially anything about Ireland. In fiction, I like thrillers and horror. — 4 comments
I recently lost most of my books in the Kincaide Fire here in Northern CA so I'm pretty open to most genre's. I love historical fiction, psychological thrillers and mainly just a good story. I read mainly for entertainment. Check out my library and you will see what I enjoy. I… — 3 comments
I’ll read just about anything, although I would prefer not to receive fantasy or sci-fi at the moment. Best Sellers, Crime, Thrillers, Mystery, and Romance are all good choices, as are beach reads and NC authors. — 2 comments
Romance, erotic romance, erotica, history, historical fiction, cozy mystery, mysteries, political thrillers, religious thrillers, conspiracy thrillers, French mysteries (in English), biographies, memoirs, science, historical romance, older published books, 1920's, WWI, unusual… — 4 comments
This is a very good question - I like learning, I like graphic novels, and I like wacky genre bending books that don't quite fit anywhere. If you take a look at my added books for the last two years, you'll get an idea of what I read. If you are unsure, get me YOUR favorite… — 3 comments
Classic literature, history and historical fiction, GLBT history, science and mathematics, cooking, Peanuts (the comic strip), bridge (the card game). Not averse to the occasional surprise.
My two favorite books I read in 2019 (so far) were Garrard Conley's Boy Erased and… — 4 comments
Like fantasy, science fiction, books about older Hollywood and nonfiction paranormal..I have most of the major old school fantasy series covered so looking for more recent authors of fantasy or good science fiction. I mention the series being covered since I haven’t logged in… — 8 comments
I read a lot of nonfiction - American history, medical history, women's history, bio and memoir, humor. With fiction I'm all over the place and would love to be surprised with something you love. I've never met a dystopian novel or collection of short stories that didn't get… — 3 comments
Fantasy and scifi! I also enjoy crime fiction and military nonfiction. I've been on a huge fantasy kick lately though. Some of my most recent favorites have been Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter, the Farseer trilogy by Robin Hobb, and Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. — 4 comments
She loves mysteries and has worked her way through all or almost all of Sue Grafton, Lilian Jackson Braun, Nevada Barr, and Tony Hillerman (loves the sense of place and introduction to Navajo culture). You might notice that these are all mystery series that started in the… — 4 comments
I love fantasy and science fiction, but also read realistic and historical fiction pretty regularly.
I have a tendency to pick up YA books, but it's not really intentional.
I lean towards female authors, but am open to all.
I love a good series that lets you stay in the… — 3 comments
By Christmas, I will be 17 months old. I like picture and/or board books of all sorts; see my library to get a feel for what.
Favorites of me and/or my parents include Anna Dewdney, Sandra Boynton, Extra Yarn (by Mac Barnett), They All Saw a Cat (by Brendan Wenzel), This… — 3 comments
I am looking for contemporary and classic science fiction, and twentieth- and twenty-first-century British/Commonwealth literary fiction. I will list some authors I'm targeting below, but they're just to spark ideas. Anything that you like that you think I will like is fair… — 4 comments
I love non-fiction that reads like fiction and fiction that focuses on people and their relationships with others. I also love thrillers. — 3 comments
(All books in my shelf are read and owned already)
I like fantasy (but more focused on characters than worldbuilding or magic systems), children's books that are just as good when you're older, books about moviemaking (big fan of movies too, specifically in the realm of… — 6 comments
My Library Thing account is strictly for books that are for my classroom library. So everything here must be Elementary School age appropriate (K-6). I understand that's a big age range but if it falls in that range it will be useful to me.
I am currently a Permanent… — 5 comments
This is my first SantaThing and I’m super excited for it! So I apologize in advance if I ramble too much! I really love mystery and thriller books. Harry Potter and Percy Jackson are my favorite series to read over and over again. I’m a sucker for mythology and fairy tale… — 2 comments
Historical biography — 3 comments
I read a lot of different genres and am always happy to try new authors. Lately, I've been trying to add some more diversity to my reading.
I have a collection called Favorites, which might give you some inspiration. I also keep my list of recommendations up to date, so… — 2 comments
Art (ancient, impressionist, arts and crafts movement), folklore/mythology, biographies, classic fiction, adventure fiction (Dan Brown), JRR Tolkien, cookbooks, science/physics/math for the layperson (eg, Brian Cox), occasionally a vampire romance novel. — 2 comments
I'm all about Mars / Space flight at the moment, so just finished a few autobiographies of the Apollo Astronauts, and hard SciFi from Kim Stanley Robinson, Neal Stephenson etc.
Other fiction I enjoy is stuff like Raymond Chandler, Joseph Heller, Douglas Adams, Terry… — 4 comments
I love BOOKS!! I prefer a book that grabs you from the beginning. I read mostly fiction. I will read non-fiction books but I am not a huge fan. I read mystery, romance, historical romance, fantasy, paranormal, YA. My favorite series is the Harry Potter Series. Some of my… — 3 comments
I prefer fewer rather than more books.
Get me anything you think I would like, based on my library, which is complete for the past 10 years or so.
If you want further suggestions, I'd be happy to get a book from any of the following categories:
* Interesting… — 6 comments
I love reading. Favorites are cozy mysteries, fantasy (favorite author is Tolkien), Doctor Who, and sff.
No wishlist - looking forward to trying something that is a surprise. — 8 comments
My wish list here on LibThing is up to date, thanks! Historical fiction, historical mysteries, fantasy, light sci-fi, history. My Amazon Kindle wish list: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/FZY3AHIYKRQG?ref_=wl_share — 1 comment
Cozy mysteries (especially Craft or book related), contemporary romance, contemporary women’s fiction, celebrity memoirs (especially Tina Fey, Reese Witherspoon) — 2 comments
I really enjoy most genres! I read both fiction and non-fiction. In fiction, I especially enjoy fantasy, science fiction, and non-romance historical fiction. Graphic novels are a new and growing interest. In non-fiction, I read a lot of memoirs and history. — 2 comments
I prefer fantasy and sci-fi. Mystery/thriller is always a good choice. Been into reading other worldly and dystopian as well. — 3 comments
Mystery, Urban Legend, Historical Fiction and Spy and Espionage. I love to read about vampires and werewolves as well as crime solvers and murderers. I love to delve into the past and discover things I didn't know. I wonder about the secrets behind keeping our world safe. — 5 comments
I've been reading a lot of new fiction lately. I typically like long, involved family sagas, or fiction that covers an intense/important topic. I also do love a good fun novel every now and then. Some books I love are 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Philippa… — 2 comments
♡♡ speculative fiction & gothic/horror, historical oddities, left-wing political theories, stories about catholic mystics & lesser-known medieval figures, MAGICAL ReAliSM, all the weird & wonderfuls, latin american & russian literature, paperback > hardcover, UFO witness… — 3 comments
anything but contemporary, I really like fantasy and stories set in space, open to non-fiction and memoirs as well — 3 comments
I read widely (I am a library worker), but I particularly enjoy speculative fiction, horror/gothic, mysteries, graphic novels (of the non-comic book variety), classic literature, and historical fiction (particularly when it involves speculative fiction, horror, or mystery). In… — 2 comments
Pride and Prejudice is my all time favor book. I’m a middle school teacher so I read a lot of books so I can recommend them to my students. They love graphic novels and I’ve read a lot of those for them. I read a lot of ARCs so I would love to be surprised by some lesser known… — 3 comments
My preferences are science fiction, speculative fiction, urban fantasy, mystery, historical fiction, and YA. — 3 comments
I love YA, fantasy, science fiction, and new adult! Things like Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, A Court of Thorns and Roses, Anita Blake Vampire Hunter, Altered Carbon. Horror is good too! I’m not a big fan of straight up romances or mysteries. I also don’t like nonfiction or… — 2 comments
I'm pretty ecumenical in my tastes -- currently I'm reading "Fall of Hyperion" and "Outlander", the last book-for-fun I finished was "Misery", and next up is probably "Lincoln in the Bardo". I'm also a grad student in religious studies, and this is my comps year, so I'm… — 5 comments
I prefer well-written contemporary literary novels with protagonists who are women/girls (or at least not straight white North American/European/Australian men).
I also love language-related reference books, really long cookbooks, and memoirs/biographies of interesting… — 4 comments
Enjoy bios, memoirs, general fiction, sci fi — 1 comment
My Favourites collection is representative of my taste but what I would really like is your favourite book that I do not already own or have read. I like both fiction and non-fiction. I prefer hardcover to paperback.
My Wishlist is extensive but I have been delighted by… — 1 comment
Historical fiction, suspense, crime thriller, classic short stories — 2 comments
I have been reading quite a bit of non-fiction this year, and I've joined Emma Watson's "Our Shared Shelf" and am enjoying diversifying my reading. I enjoy literary fiction, pop science, Christianity/theology, feminism, pop history, biography, linguistics... I live in New… — 1 comment
I like reading a mix of things, and i love getting a mix of genres from previous secret santas :)
i just finished 'the age of miracles' and currently reading du mauriers 'rebecca'...and it has put me in a mood! i think id like to explore 'intelligent romance' (a term i just… — 3 comments
I love fantasy, mysteries, poetry, literary non-fiction, linguistics, books about books, children's books, photography, and just about everything ... I realize that doesn't narrow it down much. So, my most current topics have been: WWI poets, classic golden age style British… — 6 comments
I love twists, the unexpected, and books that make me think about them when I'm not reading them. This goes for both fiction and non-fiction. Best bet, I think, is to take a look at my 5 and 4.5 stars. I rarely write reviews, but I *think* I'm kind of stingy with my stars. — 4 comments
I enjoy books that bend genres. Think Diana Gabaldon’s Cross Stitch series, George Martin’s Game of Thrones, Susanna Kearsley’s books or Marie Brennan's Lady Trent series – these are all favourite authors.
I really enjoy historical fiction, especially with regency England,… — 3 comments
I collect banned books and like to learn about why a particular book was banned. It's intriguing (and sad) to me to read them and learn about them.
I like a good suspense, thriller book; books that leave you guessing.
I enjoy historical fiction, too. The Nightingale… — 3 comments
Classics; Memoirs; First Person Narrative; Psychologically intense — 12 comments
philosophical literature/fiction - stuff that makes me think but is also enjoyable. I enjoyed books like Unbearable lightness of being and Illusions: the adventures of a reluctant messiah. — 3 comments
I mostly enjoy reading contemporary, historical fiction, and chicklit. I love authors-Jodi Meadows-I love her Incarnate trilogy books. I've read them but I would like to own them. The first is called Incarnate. Sarah Woodbury-her time travel romances are amazing. I have… — 9 comments
Fiction: Harry potter, Dan Brown, Michael Scott.
Sci-Fi: Brent Weeks, Mythology, Brandon Sanderson
Comics: Sandman, Green Arrow, Doctor STrange — 1 comment
Genre-wise, I love science fiction, fantasy, historical romance, and mysteries. — 2 comments
I'd just be happy to get something weird that you love! I like novels with unique form, structure, or prose from any time, as well as nonfiction that explores little known subjects in interesting ways. — 7 comments
Hi there! I never know what to put here, but I had an amazing Santa last year so I'm sure you'll figure it out!
I like most genres...not opposed to anything really (except horrors!). I also enjoy a bit of a mystery/suspense. I mostly go for fiction... I think you might be… — 2 comments
I’ve recently gotten hooked on YA genre. Also sci-fi & fantasy stories. Love Christmas and Christmas themed stories but not to romance. Also recently started political suspense like Jack Ryan stories. Authors in my list include Koontz, Brandon Sanderson, Maas, Rowling,… — 3 comments
I'm developing an interest in basketball and would love to get books about college basketball, history or biography. I'd also be happy to receive social/cultural history books, particularly involving 20th Century America. Books about books, whether fiction or nonfiction, would… — 7 comments
I have been reading a lot of translated fiction lately. Not sure why but it has been striking a chord with me, please continue in this vein. I prefer female authors and appreciate the eclectic. If there is a book you have enjoyed that may have not been a crowd favorite, I… — 3 comments
I love a wide variety of things, the only genres I don't regularly read from are romance and YA. All books in my library that are rated are ones I have read.
I'd love to read something about linguistics again, I loved Sense of Style by Pinker.
Mystery is always a safe… — 1 comment
I love Action adventure, Horror, Supernatural, Fantasy, Crime, thrillers, mysterys, paranormal ghosts.
I love Shifters, werewolves, Vampires, Angels, demons, strong heroes.
I love doing Adult dot to dot books. — 1 comment
I love SciFi, Fantasy, Mysteries, and Thrillers. My books I've read this year have been all over the map from new to old and various genres. Mysteries and Thrillers are newer genres I've been reading. I also like non-fiction (science, technology, psychology, sociology, etc)… — 3 comments
I'm a very big reader of science fiction and fantasy but this year I'd like to branch out and try something different! So I'm looking for anything in the vein of diverse literary or historical fiction and/or non-fiction that's to do with interesting politics, history, social… — 3 comments
I'll always be a scifi lover but my tastes have evolved more and more towards general literature and non-fiction.
Similarly with comics I much prefer creator-owned stories, limited series or one-shots rather than unending superhero series.
Something light but… — 2 comments
Thought I'd keep it fairly simple and keep to my wishlist, or things closely related to it. I'm interested in non-fiction books on video games, Dungeons and Dragons stuff, Weird/Gothic/Classic Horror fiction, and select things on my list.
You can see what I've already got… — 1 comment
I read a lot of fantasy, historical fiction, nonfiction (essays, history, memoir/biography), and contemporary/literary fiction. Strong/interesting characters and good writing are a must. Book doesn't have to have a happy ending, but it at least needs to be satisfying. — 7 comments
I prefer and am looking for good literary fiction--I loved The Goldfinch, Gentleman in Moscow, White Noise (Delillo)-- and I also like magical realism, like Aimee Bender. Looking for some good books that I can really dive into and get absorbed by the language and the… — 2 comments
I read mostly a lot of fantasy and sci-fi, pretty much any kind. I also like historical fiction, particularly about English history. Crime novels are good, though I'm particular to female investigators not written by men. Recently I've been branching out more into… — 7 comments
The recipients are my niece and nephew. Penelope is 3 and Benjamin is almost 2. They love books and I'd like them to have a more diverse selection. — 2 comments
Fantasy - This is a new interest of mine. I like to get lost in a book, forget the world and burdens around me.
Fantasy is great for that.
I've read the usual suspects: Harry Potter, The Hobbit, Outlander, Stormlight Archive, The First Law Trilogy, Mistborn, The Rook,… — 3 comments
I LOVE History and Historical Fiction! Also LOVE baseball stories and books about Catholic spirituality. I don't mind a good mystery. I read to escape my everyday life. If you read a book that kept you up late turning pages (and that book is not in my catalog), please get… — 8 comments
I love a good story, and will be impressed by wordsmiths. I have soft spots for food, heroines, coming of age, one day novels and obsessions. — 1 comment
I have a wish list here on LT and a Kindle wish list on Amazon. Both are up to date and fairly extensive, so that's the place to start. My favorite genres are historical fiction (NOT historical romance) and contemporary literary fiction. I enjoy the occasional work of… — 4 comments
All of the books I have read since 1998 as well as all the books I own are in my catalog. You'll see what I like to read there.
In a nutshell, I love a great thriller...espionage, terrorism, brilliant but dastardly criminals. Nelson DeMille, Ken Follett, John LeCarre,… — 1 comment
I mostly read historical & contemporary romance, history, general nonfiction, & some literary fiction. I love books with strong women as central characters, history & nonfiction concerning the American south & all of its complexities, history about European royalty, &… — 4 comments
My favorite reads are nonfiction. Especially fond of the biologic sciences. I like to keep up to date with evolutionary topics. My home library is full of Richard Dawkins books. I also enjoy historical nonfictions. Latest read was the Indigo Girl and I enjoyed it immensely.… — 4 comments
I love fantasy, paranormal fantasy, urban fantasy. Getting into sci fi and other types of fantasy. Some of my current favorites are Pierce Brown, Darynda Jones, Brent Weeks, Ilona Andrews and more. YA is okay as long as it's not too cheesy :)
My LT Booklist should be up to… — 9 comments
I love mystery books and romance! I also enjoy a bit of scifi.
My favorite series is series of unfortunate events. — 2 comments
I enjoy most books--fiction and nonfiction alike. You'll see a lot of history books in my library; that's because I'm a museum curator. While I love reading history at work, I prefer reading other genres at home. — 3 comments
Jonah will be 7 months old by Christmas day.
I've mostly been purchasing board books for him since I know he'll keep "chewing" on books for awhile. — 4 comments
I was disappointed in Santa's picks last year so this year I'm asking my Santa to please stick to my Christmas 2019 wish list here on my account or to use my Book Depository wish list (https://www.bookdepository.com/wishlists/WF2YT4) to locate something I will enjoy.
… — 2 comments
Horror, witchcraft, pagan, Celtic, astrology, — 4 comments
Contemporary fantasy written by diverse authors. Fairy tales, science fiction, and urban fantasy are some of my favorites, but I'm open-minded, and I love to be surprised by a new author or genre! On the non-fiction side of things, I love history (any and all periods &… — 5 comments
A 12 year old girl who is in 7th grade. She likes realistic fiction, fantasy, young adult books. Liked Click'd, Swap'd, Akata Witch, Furthermore, Merci Suarez Changes Gears, Are You There God? It's me, Margaret, The First Rule of Punk, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Full Cicada… — 10 comments
I enjoy quirky, interesting fiction. I this year I really enjoyed reading the John Dies at the End series, The Philosophers Flight series. I also really liked the Water Knife, Artemis, and the Southern Reach Trilogy. I also enjoy nonfiction books about adventure or true… — 3 comments
I love romance, fantasy, and paranormal. I really enjoyed The Kushiel series by Jacqueline Carey and the All Souls series by Deborah Harkness. And anything by J.R. Ward is a winner, especially the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. But I am also open to in-print keto and instant… — 4 comments
I am a book lover. I mostly read young adult and historical fiction. I love a good thriller/mystery or a light romance. I'm open to new series or a great recommendation. This is my second year participating. — 2 comments
History, always SF (but something new, original) Look through my library and see what I like :-) Oh and humour!.
If you can find something really NEW i will love you forever.
ETA. Recently posted on LT, looks good.
https://www.theguardian.com… — 1 comment
Please surprise me with your all-time favourite book. I like to step out of my comfort zone and find new worlds. — 2 comments
Magic, mystery, light fiction, fantasy, historical fiction. Favourite books/authors are Deborah Harkness and the All Souls series, the Shades of Magic series by VE Schwab and Mhairi Macfarlane. This year, I've also really enjoyed the Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and the… — 2 comments
Varied genre fiction, plus a select mix of non-fiction:See my library! Genre fiction - SF and Fantasy, crime, adventure and thriller....mostly.
Non-fiction: I do read some. I like travel and adventure, especially caving related (not many available - although there's some… — 3 comments
I like to read books about the following topics:
- modern history
- travel stories
- horror and (psychological) thrillers
- recent popular novels
My library is up-to-date and should give you a good idea of the books i buy and read. — 4 comments
I am really into Nancy Drew both the older hardcover books and the diaries. I am on #6 in the hardcover series and #9 of the diaries. — 1 comment
I like SF, fantasy and science fiction, but I also like lots of other things: YA, Romance, history, biographies. I'd love to try new things, so picking your favorites that I haven't read is a great system! — 11 comments
Pretty broad. Eager to read just about anything for any age :). — 2 comments
Crime fiction and mysteries except for cozy mysteries. Contemporary and historical fiction. Literary fiction. I would like to get standalone books that are well written and from authors new to me. I am not faint-hearted so gritty stories are perfectly ok. — 2 comments
History, especially the history of the American West, Women's history and Egyptian history. Mysteries (cozy, with animals, set in small towns, or similar--nothing with a lot of violence or sexual assault), romance, historical fiction or romance, sci-fi and fantasy,… — 5 comments
Fiction: Well-written and with a dash (or more) of (dark) humour - fantasy, young adult, alternative history, fairy tale retellings (see my library for more ideas)
Non-fiction: Well-written and with a dash (or more) of humour (see my library) — 1 comment
I love thrillers, true crime, mystery, fantasy/sci-fi. Also enjoy the occasional "chick lit" or romance novel. I love Harry Potter. Recent books I enjoyed include Anatomy of Fear by Jonathan Santlofer, The Seven and a Half Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton, Crash by… — 4 comments
Prefer non fiction, memoir, travelogues, fiction with character driven plots, Mystery, True Crime — 1 comment
I like contemporary literary fiction that is evocative of a certain time or place. Maybe something by a living author from where you live. — 2 comments
Nonfiction- anything World War I or film related for sure. I love all things history but those two topics in particular. I would like to build my collection of film books about musicals, women, and horror.
Fiction- I would like to build my classics collection. I love… — 3 comments
Contemporary fiction, suspense, thrillers, psychological thrillers with plot twists — 4 comments
I mostly read fiction and tend to like fantasy novels. Will read adult or YA and have even been enjoying some of the up and coming middle-grade novels - anything with an original and meaningful plot! I also have a soft spot for historical fiction, especially WWII content. I… — 3 comments
Loves mysteries and authors like Nevada Barr, Karin Fossum. Psychological mysteries. — 3 comments
Sci fi, fantasy, murder mysteries. Favorite authors: Tolkien, Jack McDevitt, Stephen King, Louise Penny, Sue Grafton, Charles de Lint...to name a few — 4 comments
I love love love graphic novels. Been a bit obsessed with them lately. I have a wishlist chock full of them, so feel free to use that for ideas, or just grab something there:
If you feel you want to gift something on… — 2 comments
Love fantasy, and enjoy some historical fiction and chick lit with a bit of romance, a dash of whimsy, and good strong friendships (a la Cathy Lamb). I'm also trying to be more intentional about broadening the diversity of what I read in terms of where authors are from, so… — 3 comments
I love photo books! I have a photo book wish list at Amazon.com --
Any would be wonderful. Thanks -- and happy holidays. — 2 comments
I enjoy a good mystery, science fiction, historical fiction, and youth and young adult. I love being carried away to another land or universe. Good descriptions of food in the novel are always enjoyed. — 2 comments
I prefer literary and historical fiction, but I’m also open to other genres and good non-fiction. Some of my favorite reads from 2019 were This must be the place by Maggie O’Farrell, Rules of civility by Amor Towles, and titles from the Lady Sherlock series by Sherry Thomas.… — 1 comment
I like short stories, poetry, and graphic novels. I'm interested in the Holocaust and Jewish subjects generally. I also like non-fiction about very specific things, like "The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell by Mark Kurlansky". I also really like reading plays. — 2 comments
* time-travel stories (I thoroughly enjoyed Jack Finney's "Time & Again" and Connie Willis' "To Say Nothing of the Dog)
* fiction from Japan and Eastern Europe. I am particularly interested this year in diving into Lithuanian fiction from the late 1800s-early… — 2 comments
Fantasy, anything girl power is always good. While I actually love books that discuss social issues, for the holidays this year... I'd love something lighter and humorous instead of weighty. Of course if you see one of your personal favorites on my wishlist, I'd love to add… — 2 comments
I absolutely love anything odd, experimental, or obscure. I also love people's personal favorites. If you have a little-known favorite, or an odd book on your shelf I'd love to read it! I've tagged all my books so if you look at my Tag Cloud you'll see my favorite… — 7 comments
Highly rated books, genre fiction (especially science fiction, spec fic, YA), educational and/or surprising non-fiction (like memoir, anthropology, lay science).
More details: For fiction, I've been trending toward but not exclusively on lighter/happier variants. I… — 5 comments
I love mysteries, literary fiction, CanLit and historical fiction. Some of my favourites are A Gentleman in Moscow, Where the Crawdads Sing and Through Black Spruce. I love the Rebus series, the Inspector Banks series, Maisie Dobbs and Armand Gamache for an idea of some of… — 2 comments
He loves science fiction and fantasy, also edgy literary fiction. His favorite authors are Terry Pratchett, China Mieville, Iain Banks and Douglas Adams. He also loves Murakami and Christopher Priest and Calvino, Robert Jordan, George RR Martin and Borges. He already has all… — 2 comments
Books about dogs, books about crafts, books about Buddhism — 8 comments
Dear Santa: I have eclectic tastes. I love both fiction & non-fiction, fun & humorous novels as well as dark & scary mysteries/thrillers (esp. Scandinavian), women's issues & religious studies, poetry, biographies, paganism, chick lit, etc, etc, etc.
I have both a (large)… — 1 comment
Patricia Smith poetry
Jericho Brown poetry
Elizabeth Bishop poetry
Jack Gilbert poetry
Pat Conroy — 1 comment
I like mysteries (but not cozy), thrillers, and historical thrillers. I really liked The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. Also really liked books by Ann Cleeves and I own only the first 3 in the Shetland series. — 1 comment
I enjoy popular fiction, literary fiction, historical fiction, women’s fiction, psychological thrillers, memoirs or non fiction books about quirky topics. Prefer female main characters. I like books about different cultures, family sagas, social issues. Mostly I just love a… — 3 comments
Would prefer one nice hardcover that would find a home in my library over several books.
I read a lot of history. Mostly English. 1066 to 1603. With a little modern thrown in. I also read a lot of politics, current events. I read a lot. I've got a comparative religion… — 1 comment
Building my vegan cookbook library. Would love to add titles: Mississippi Vegan, Wicked Healthy, Vegan Comfort Cooking, Sweet & Salty.
While not a fantasy reader...I twas immersed in Holly Black’s The Folk of the Air Trilogy and The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert.
When… — 1 comment
Rylan's Library - Rylan is autistic. He is a loving, caring little boy, that can't seem to get enough dinosaur/animal knowledge in his little head fast enough. He loves people (to a fault), wants to make sure everyone knows his name and what is going on in his world.
Friends… — 1 comment
fic: cozy mysteries, retro book series (like N.Drew or C.Ames), romance, female leads;....
non-fic: etiquette, victorian era histories, field or travel diaries, women's histories, gardening, crafts or sewing, fashion history, basic programming or data management for… — 6 comments
Food, travel, gardening. The books tagged 'cooking' in my catalog are Maggie's (https://www.librarything.com/catalog/rodneyvc&tag=Cooking). Maggie's wishlist is at https://www.librarything.com/catalog.php?view=rodneyvc&collection=422332. — 7 comments
I'd love books from my Amazon wishlist!
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/UQJ0RW5SSUWH?&sort=default — 2 comments
I enjoy reading many kinds of books, so I strongly encourage you to check my Library. — 3 comments
If you look at my catalog the technical books are mine. I like family history, travel, space, music. My wishlist is current. I sing in a choir that performs major choral works. I'm happy to be surprised! — 3 comments
I love all kinds of books, but I have particular fondness for mysteries, fantasy, science fiction, and speculative fiction. I also read my fair share of literary fiction and non-fiction (food history, maritime history, urban planning and medical history are particular areas… — 3 comments
Always looking for new authors similar to the ones I already know, even though I can barely keep up with the ones I already love; I'll retire one day and can read them all then, right?? Also happy to receive books I'm missing by my favourite fiction writers, my LibraryThing… — 1 comment
This year I'd love to receive something that fits into the speculative fiction category but has strong crossover appeal. I'm thinking along the lines of John M. Ford's The Dragon Waiting, Robert Irwin's Wonders Will Never Cease, Kingsley Amis's The Alteration, and Sylvia… — 8 comments
I like Fantasy and Sci-Fiction. I also enjoy interesting memoirs/biographies. I also enjoy books about weird parts of history. — 2 comments
Please select some titles from my wishlist account, GoodShipTBR. The ISBNs cataloged are the editions I want. — 3 comments
This is for my friend Oliver, who I don't have a lot to go off of but I know really liked "The Sparrow" by Mary Doria Russell.
Some recs off the top of MY head would be "Station Eleven" and "The Book of Strange New Things" Michel Faber. — 2 comments
I am always looking for a good book recommendation. I love things written by John Hart. I just recently read, and enjoyed, The Silent Patient and The Whisper Man, but I also love books like The Davinci Code or The Pelican Brief. I am currently reading The Woman in the Window… — 1 comment
Historical Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance — 3 comments
Apocolyptic Fiction (or non fiction if there is such a thing)
Disasters at Sea
Political History — 4 comments
This year, I would like a history book (or two, if budget allows) about a subject that happened after the year 1000BC and before the year 1900CE. Not about the American Civil War. I would prefer not a biography, but it would be ok if you have a really great one you want to… — 4 comments
I'm a 3rd grade teacher looking to grow my classroom library. I need series and Spanish books.
On a personal note I would like to read the following:
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
Reckless: My life as a Pretender by Chrissie Hynde
Just Kids or M Train or Year… — 3 comments
Pico Iyer I have a couple already.
Lately I've been interested in Chinese and Japanese fiction - in English. I probably have all or almost all of Murakami's books.
Books about the Amazon although I have many now.
True life… — 1 comment
I like cozy mysteries that feature lady sleuths, quirky careers, unusual locations, librarians or libraries, bookstores, and cats, as well as classic mystery novels. I also read historical novels, Regencies, biographies of historical people or authors. I enjoy "books about… — 3 comments
I'm really into literary and classic fiction, but I also like sci-fi and fantasy. I like historical novels. I also like young adult a lot, in particular well-written contemporary. I tend to care more about quality of prose and characterisation than plot (though all are… — 3 comments
love horror, in particular zombie, fantasy, scfi, mystery, crime, true crime (i love true crime podcasts like crime junkie, true crime all the time, trace evidence)
can be YA or adult books — 1 comment
I like cozy mysteries that feature lady sleuths, quirky careers, unusual locations, librarians or libraries, bookstores, and cats, and I like classic mystery novels. I also read historical novels, Regencies, biographies of historical people or authors, travel narratives, pop… — 10 comments
I like literary fiction, historical fiction, and short story collections. I prefer books written by women, POC, and LGBTQ authors. My nonfiction interests are European monarchies (emphasis on scandalous historical queens!), books about books, the evolution of the English… — 3 comments
Thriller (Riley Singer, Karin Slaughter)
Mystery (James Patterson)
Historical Fiction (Amy Tan, Lisa Wingate)
Women's Fiction (Elin Hildebrand)
I just moved to a new apartment - cookbooks!
Paperbacks are great! — 3 comments
What I read/would like to have:
- books about books or about bookplates
- the history of old radio shows
- golden age mysteries
- the British Library Crime Classics series (don't own any yet)
- reference for book repair
- literary biographies & history
- anything… — 2 comments
I'm a big fan of mysteries, especially cozies and humorous mysteries. I also love literary fiction. — 3 comments
Ari is 3 years old. She loves forest animals and books about strong women. — 2 comments
My favorite genre is mystery, particularly historical mysteries. If the mystery has an art, archaeology, travel, genealogy, or music theme, that's even better! I also enjoy literary fiction, literary travel, history (especially U.S. colonial & 18th century history), social… — 11 comments
Love books on homesteading, foraging and gardening. Will try to update my library with all the books I currently have. Also like mysteries. Interested in "Furious Hours" by Casey Cep. — 2 comments
Board books are super tasty, also books with interesting discovery elements (flaps, textures, lots of colors). — 3 comments
I have attached my Amazon Library Thing Wish List to make the process easier. — 1 comment
I like a lot of YA and fantasy. My favorite writers are Leigh Bardugo, Laini Taylor, Holly Black, Neal Shusterman, and Neil Gaiman. I like stories about magic and circuses (Carter Beats the Devil and The Night Circus are two of my favorites). I'll read almost any fiction that… — 3 comments
Some of my favorite authors are (in no particular order, including some recent great reads):
Iain M Banks
N K Jemisin
George RR Martin
PG Wodehouse — 5 comments
Right now (see: all my life) I'm on a "literary sci fi" kick. Eg Severance, anything Carmen Maria Machado puts to paper, my eternal fave Station Eleven, Alice Sola Kim's short stories, Saga, etc. More along these lines appreciated.
Barring this, scifi with queer/trans… — 3 comments
Mostly into science fiction and fantasy. Also love Historical Fiction. I would love to start a new series. I'm trying to read more books by women writers and non-white writers. Books of short stories or short poems are always appreciated. I like witty, funny stories;… — 5 comments
Fairly diverse but I've been enjoying a bunch of themed romance novels lately - supernatural, regency, steampunk etc. Some authors I particularly enjoyed are Sarah Maclean, Gail Carriger, Molly Harper, and Jennifer Ashley. I've also read a few YA series lately (the… — 2 comments
I read mostly fantasy/high fantasy novels for enjoyment, but I would also love some great feminist books or books related to human rights: either historical or current reads are great. I also enjoy books with mystery, adventure, travel, and thrillers. — 8 comments
I am a huge Shakespeare-fan, so anything by/about/concerning/inspired by him is most welcome. I would also appreciate contemporary fiction from Europe outside the UK, South America or Asia. Or if there is a great novel from the UK or US that I don't already have in my… — 6 comments
I enjoy reading a variety of genres. I love historical fiction above all. I am also a high school English teacher so I like to read books that are popular with teens, so I get an idea of what they are reading. The best way to get an idea of what I like, is go look at my book… — 4 comments
I like the following genres the most:
- weird fiction, where the authors creativity goes wild and I don't know what happens next
- good sci-fi
- exploration novels, where people traverse into unknown areas, fictional or not
But I'm also open for other stuff. — 3 comments
literary fiction, SFF, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die.
I have a wish list here on LT and I have a wishlist at Book Depository. — 3 comments
suspense/thriller.I've read Child, Baldacci, Flynn, Berry, Thor, Khoury, Perry, Armstrong
I just discovered Kate Morton and have only read Forgotten Garden and The Distant Hours.
Mysteries, some favorite authors I've read all of: Grimes, Francis, Dams, Malliett.
I haven't… — 3 comments
I especially love mysteries, young adult, biographies, and history. My library is reflective of what I've read for the past 10 years or so. My wishlist is up to date if you need ideas. I"m crazy about books that have the following themes: boarding schools, dance, and… — 4 comments
Love historical fiction and fantasy, paranormal and period romances, and some mysteries / thrillers. Also love European history books.
Link to my amazon wishlist for ideas, etc: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3VA62OW2E62MR?ref_=wl_share — 3 comments
Let's do something different this year: Poetry. I'm a complete novice on the genre but I feel like branching out into unexplored territory. Wow me with something remarkable to pique my interest further.
Otherwise, check out my LT account, specifically my "5 stars" and "4½… — 6 comments
I enjoy literary fiction, science fiction and fantasy, crime, classics. I like discovering new books — 9 comments
Varied. Essays, classics, mythology, comics, history, poetry are all interesting, but my interest is not strictly limited to these.
Especially enjoys good essays on literary topics, and other writing on literature. — 6 comments
I am a huge fan of well crafted/well researched historical fiction. Also enjoy historical mysteries, regular mysteries, espionage, suspense, knitting, fine art, European travel, baroque and classical music. Possible ideas from wish list: Penny For Your Secrets by Anna Lee… — 7 comments
My tastes are pretty wide ranging. In enjoy classics, mysteries, romances, science fiction/fantasy, history . . .
. — 4 comments
I haven't read a lot in the last two years, but what I have that I've really enjoyed have been "cultural history" books, including a couple of biographies: Bill Bryson's "At Home," Mark Harris' "Pictures at a Revolution" and "Five Came Back," Yunte Huang's "Inseparable: The… — 10 comments
I love sagas, mysteries, books that continue to another book (1, 2, 3 etc.) — 1 comment
I generally read popular fiction and thoughtful memoirs or nonfiction. Here are a few books I recently read and loved:
* If You Could See Me Now, by Keris Stanton
* Three Women, by Lisa Taddeo
* The Fifth Risk, by Michael Lewis
* The Overdue Life of Amy Byler, by Kelly… — 4 comments
Pretty open to most genres; particularly interested in older literature, poetry, philosophy and sci-fi.
I've also been interested in reading some Jonathan Franzen or Haruki Murakami, so if you are familiar with the works of either, you could include your favourite.
My… — 3 comments
My current collection in LibraryThing doesn't totally reflect what I read - as I'm still undertaking the SLOW process of cataloging. I like Fantasy (not scifi so much) and realistic fiction (historical or modern), and have really been enjoying a stroll down middle-reader and… — 2 comments
I read widely and voraciously! My favorite genres include: magical realism, young adult fiction, narrative nonfiction, and intelligent romances.
My top 5 books of the year are:
1) The Library Book by Susan Orleans
2) On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
3) The Kiss Quotient by… — 3 comments
sci fi and fantasy, historical mysteries, regular mysteries. I read some YA but dislike books that get all teen angsty. Check my Most Wanted category to see what I most want. I enjoy surprises, so if you think you know of some author I should read, go for it. — 3 comments
I love a lot of different genres and authors, so hopefully I'll be easy to pick for! My favourites are fantasy, science fiction and historical fiction, but I also like classic and contemporary literary fiction, too. Favourite fiction authors include Robin Hobb, Michel Faber,… — 3 comments
Literary fiction, new feminist essay collections, complex characterization, mystery ala Tana French. — 4 comments
Jasper is 11, and is looking for realistic fiction or graphic novels targeted for Middle Grade or YA (bonus points if it's LGBTQ+). Books he's liked recently include: Alan Cole Is Not a Coward, — 6 comments
Fan of Sci-Fi/Fantasy. Historical Fiction. Books about books. Favourite Authors include- Pat Rothfuss. Brandon Sanderson. Brent Weeks. Christopher Moore. Jasper Fforde. Have everything from these authors, but something along these lines. Just now getting into Ken Liu and… — 4 comments
Mainly into horror (literary, psychological, supernatural), short story collections/anthologies, mystery/thriller, conspiracy/cult fiction, and literary fiction.… — 1 comment
Narrative nonfiction. Areas of interest: food systems and politics, ethnographies. Have already read every book of this kind about fish. — 2 comments
LGBTQ+ lit, science fiction, historical fiction, religious lit(fiction and non), fantasy, and mysteries. — 5 comments
I like a little bit of everything, but my main genres are SF/F, mystery and non-fiction about science and history. I tend to look for diverse protagonists. I love dragons, books about books, non-fiction about things I don't know yet...
I would love to be introduced to more… — 2 comments
Anything but science fiction and non fiction, I’m pretty easy! — 2 comments
Fiction, Feminism, Biographies, Poetry, and Self help books — 3 comments
Dean Koontz — 1 comment
Cooking — 7 comments
I love horror, thriller, true crime, mystery, memoirs. Really just anything that is good. — 1 comment
I like a wide variety of books. I love historical fiction, true crime, murder mysteries any biographies/memoirs (especially those about the classic movie stars!) — 1 comment
Literary fiction, mysteries (literary and cozy, not so much with the thrillers), memoirs, microhistories, and graphic novels. I like rediscovered gems, like things published by NYBR, British Crime Library or Persephone. — 3 comments
I most recently discovered the Sci-Fi genre for me. (Things like The Store or the Bobiberse I enjoyed... Nothing too technical)
Like Fantasy but already read a lot there...
My Goodreads Wishlist, just to give you an idea what I like.
https… — 1 comment
Mysteries, graphic novels,fantasy, classics, fiction, history, biography. Foreign authors are good too! : ) — 1 comment
I love mysteries. Some favorite authors are Anne Perry, Jacqueline Winspear, Spencer Quinn and Will Thomas. Favorites in other genres might be Nathaniel Hawthorne, Nick Bantock and Edith Wharton. My list of to-be-read books is also a good place to find books that I might like. — 3 comments
I love SFF. YA, middle grade, adult. I am an avid reader. I also like poetry. I lean more towards fantasy than SF. I've read a lot of the major series. — 1 comment
Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Supernatural. Favorite authors include Terry Pratchett, Anne McCaffrey, Mercedes Lackey — 4 comments
I love historical fiction, women's/current issues. Not a fan of romance or fantasy. — 7 comments
Fiction, Science Fiction, Biographies, Micro-history, Travel Writing, Food Writing
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1DUG3QHAGGZTB?ref_=wl_share — 1 comment
Science fiction, speculative fiction or fantasy please — 1 comment
To give you an idea of what I'm interested in. — 1 comment
Any genre but I quite like a mystery. Any age level is fine as long as it’s a good story. Diversity is good. — 2 comments
I have quite a few genres that I like:
- Historical Fiction and Non-Fiction
- Non-Fiction (Memoirs and Auto-Biogrophies)
- Fantasy — 1 comment
I love sci-fi, fantasy, and in generally quirky writers (think Douglas Adams, Philip K Dick, Kurt Vonnegut), but I also like general fiction and science books. You can get a sense of what I like from what I have in my LibraryThing library (see link in other box). — 1 comment
- Terry Pratchett, Stephen King
- Star Wars, Warhammer 40K — 2 comments
Mid list fiction; love books in translation, but not Ferrante (hated those). Things I am reading now: The Western Wind, Starless Sea, Smilla's sense of Snow and Molokai. Enjoyed Bachman, Towles, Murakami, and Mary Doria Russell but have read pretty much everything by those… — 2 comments
I love crime, mystery, thrillers, scifi, fantasy, magical realism, horror, true crime & some memoirs & biographies. Fave authors include Karin Slaughter, Peter Robinson, Dame Agatha Christie, Stephen King, Sarah Addison Allen, Alice Hoffman, Robert Jordan, Seanan McGuire,… — 3 comments
My favorite genres are historical fiction (typically with a female protagonist), general fiction, YA Fantasy (like Sarah J Maas), and thriller/suspense. I also enjoy burning scented candles and sweets munching while getting lost in said book. I also am obsessed with British… — 2 comments
I live for well-written literary fiction, historically based and serious WWII historical novels, style along the lines of Michener, James Jones, Hemingway. — 2 comments
I like family sagas - real or fictional; historical fiction; fairy tale retellings; romance, especially time travel romance - not too spicy; classics; graphic novels; cozy mysteries; Christmas novels - again, not too spicy and I don't mind if they involve God or religion;… — 3 comments
Mitch Albom, JK Rowling, VC Andrews, Serena Valentino, Charlaine Harris, Shel Silverstein, Stephen King, Jay Asher, Roald Dahl, Gena Showalter (Not her YA books), Jeaniene Frost, Jenny Trout, Michelle Moran, Dr. Seuss, Alice Walker, Kevin Richey, Suzanne Collins, Steven W.… — 1 comment
I like mostly romance or anything with at least a romance as a secondary element. YA or Adult, I enjoy both. Sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal, contemporary, etc. Favorite authors include Ilona Andrews, Leigh Bardugo, Chloe Neill, Kristan Higgins, Jill Shalvis, Christina Lauren,… — 3 comments
I enjoy reading adult, new adult, and older feeling YA. I like thriller/mystery, fantasy, magical realism, horror, "lite" science fiction with some romance. — 3 comments
I enjoy Historical Fiction, some Fantasy, I love anything Peter Pan, Christian Heroes Then and Now is one of my favorite series. C. S. Lewis is probably my all time favorite author. — 2 comments
Love mysteries, thrillers, suspense. Really into YA right now (specifically Neal Shusterman's Scythe series), dystopian fiction. Oh! And I am LOVING Nigerian writers right now - the Akata series was awesome. Really want to read something by Adichie. My TBR on Litsy should be… — 1 comment
Well-written, above all else! I like cozy mysteries, cookbooks, historical fiction, biography, history (esp. US, English, and Danish), languages, product design, satire, and a bit of fantasy a le Douglas Adams and Jasper Fforde. — 2 comments
Contemporary fiction, who done it's and other detective books. Young Adult, fiction. — 2 comments
literary fiction, humor, graphic novel adaptations (example- i own GN adaptations of Fahrenheit 451 and Beowulf), and I have recently started reading nonfiction/memoirs. — 3 comments
Here is a nice cross section of what I like (my Amazon wishlist)
My favorite genres: mystery, sci-fi, horror, dystopian, ghost stories, fantasy, certain non-fiction -- about disasters like Chernobyl, famous strange events… — 2 comments
I love literary fiction that’s not too abstract. Almost anything written by an Iowa Writers workshop grad. Most recent loves: The Dearly Beloved, The Most Fun We Ever Had, Ninth House, The Dutch House, Nevermoor (but I don’t usually read middle grade). Love high fantasy but… — 3 comments
I love ya, fantasy and spoopy books. I loved Ninth House and the Raven Boys. I'm a HUGE fan of cute and wholesome things and graphic novels, and witchy books. Some of my recent favorites are Mooncakes, Witch Boy and the Prince and the Dressmaker. I also love books like the… — 2 comments
I like a good magical realism book, something with a little old, creaky house but not too much horror. I just finished The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern and it was right up my alley. Can't ever go wrong with a quirky fiction book, think Douglas Adams, Jasper Fforde. — 3 comments
Little bit of everything. Love humourous books like Shelly Laurenston, Molly Harper, or RJ Blain. But also like serious books like Anne Bishop and Maria V Snyder. — 2 comments
This list is rather eclectic. Don't stress about it! All books eventually find good homes. My tastes range from literary fiction (particularly those based in the U.S South and Appalachia--think Faulkner and Ron Rash--but also international writers--translations are fine!). I'm… — 5 comments
I most enjoy reading travel essays, outdoor adventure stories about hiking, water sports,etc, nature non-fiction, creative inspiration for artists, and books relating to the subjects of psychology, feminism, wilderness exploration, etc. — 3 comments
Contemporary, memoir, self-help, humor — 3 comments
I really enjoy mystery/thrillers and fantasy books. Some of my favorite authors are Riley Sager, Sabaa Tahir, Samantha Shannon, Stephen King and Tomi Adeyemi. Some of my favorite reads this year: The Priory of the Orange Tree (LOVED THIS ONE), The Last Time I Lied, The Chain… — 1 comment
Romance! I love all romance, including YA and New Adult. I also like celebrity biographies/memoirs - preferably when written by the celeb themselves. I'm a big fan of Jane Austen and I like anything about her, her time period, spinoff books or sequels written by other authors. — 2 comments
Fiction with nuance of a life lesson
Mystery similar to Striker series by JK Rowling
Harry Potter esque
Mark Childress — 3 comments
I like literary fiction, classic novels, short stories and fantasy. I read both new releases and books that have been around for awhile. I'm not too picky! — 4 comments
Literary fiction, mystery/thrillers, non-fiction, true crime, memoirs, and fantasy! — 4 comments
I enjoy Science fiction/fantasy, thriller, mystery, Young adult (even though I'm an adult). I also like anything Disney related but I also like the original "fairy tales" that were darker. Marissa Meyer has some good books like "Cinder", "Scarlet", "Winter" etc. — 2 comments
SFF, YA, romance, cozy mystery, historical fiction — 1 comment
I enjoy Fantasy & YA fantasy the most, with some historical/scientific nonfiction and baking text books sprinkled in. I love anything with fae or otherworldly creatures and magic, adventures, ect. Strong female leads is always a plus. I love Greek mythology (read Circe it’s… — 4 comments
I enjoy fantasy, romance, Sci-fi. Like YA books, as long as they are not fairy tale retellings. Thrillers, detective stories, and a bit of horror is fine, too. Non-fiction like "Stiff" is also appreciated. — 3 comments
A 9yo boy who is into sports and biography. Enjoys reading about historical figures as well as sports -- soccer being his favorite. Also loves the Percy Jackson series. — 3 comments
I read pretty much everything, except YA. Favourites are Epic Fantasy, PNR, Steampunk, Urban Fantasy, Dystopian... However, I also like to be surprised and read outside my comfort zone. Oh, and I prefer paperbacks :) — 2 comments
Love fantasy, historical mysteries, crime, classics, non-fiction — 2 comments
I enjoy books in general, but specifically fantasy, fiction and romance. I do like to Dabble in mystery and horror, And I really love a paranormal vibe, Especially if that vibe includes shifters or vampires. — 3 comments
I love literary/contemporary fiction written by and about women, with a focus on marginalized identities (WOC, LGBTQ, disability rep, etc). Historical fiction that is NOT set during WW2. Love fantasy of all kinds, classics by women (and Dickens is cool, too), and hard-hitting… — 2 comments
Historical fiction, Time travel, Christian fiction, Non-fiction (historical, medical, natural disasters) Christmas Reads, Middle-grade — 2 comments
History, historical fiction, cozy mysteries — 2 comments
Young adult, thriller, books about animals, especially horses — 1 comment
I love mystery, literary fiction, historical, sci fi/fantasy, YA...most genres! Some recent favorites include The Bird King, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore (though… — 2 comments
My goodreads page is best indicator- I have lists of what I own and I have a wishlist of books I do not own. Love nature, art, adult fiction, british and scandi mysteries and my sense of humor is David Sedaris, The Hollow Kingdom and I am currently loving the Dance to the… — 2 comments
I like lots of different kinds of books, but I own TONS of books so my Litsy TBR shelf is the best one to shop from. I also like chocolate/peppermint combos and fun little gift items. — 2 comments
I love mysteries (not cozies) with a strong sense of place, sci fi & fantasy from diverse authors, esp. non-Americans or with elements pulled from non-Western cultures. Huge fan of layperson’s science (especially biology) & archaeology with a particular interest in… — 6 comments
Historical fiction (not WW1 or WW2), literary fiction, true crime, police procedurals (not British), any non fiction. — 3 comments
Alex: Vehicles (esp. monster trucks) and dinosaurs and nature and sports, oh my!
Joey: Pink (so she says) and nature and animals and babies. — 2 comments
Literary fiction, some historical fiction, really good mystery/police procedurals (like Kate Atkinson's Jackson Brodie Series or Robert Galbraith's Cormoran Strike books). — 5 comments
I'm looking for interesting non-fiction titles about Polynesian history and archaeology, classical history, archaeology in Turkey, the ancient near east, or the early church. — 2 comments