I love fantasy and science fiction, especially if it's a bit different or if there is some humour in there as well. Some of my favourite books are Discworld and the Rivers of London series, to give you an idea of what I like. I love that there's always a new world to discover in these genres, especially when the worldbuilding is really good. I've also recently started reading more non-fiction, especially history, and especially if it's from an unusual perspective. The writing style is important to me here, it should be as nice to read as a novel, and not only informative. I especially like to read about historical women. I also like crime novels, but a sympathetic narrator is important to me. Not too dark and gritty.
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I really don't like love triangles, so I'd like to avoid anything where that is prominent. I also don't like horror, if it's too scary I'm out. When it comes to crime novels, I don't like anything too graphic, where the detective is tortured or something like that. Non-fiction: Please nothing about sports.
In general: Please get me something that is either a stand-alone or the first book in a series, if something from a series is in my library assume that I have read the rest as well, I'm not always quite up to date with cataloguing sequels.
BerlinBibliophile's Secret Santa is conceptDawg. Help conceptDawg pick the right book.
Cfraser: This year I enjoyed the fantasy novel Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor - set in a future version of Sudan so is a bit different from your average fantasy
A historical book I would recommend is Ghost Empire - Richard Fidler. It is about Constantinople (until Ottoman Empire conquest) and is inter-spaced with stories of Fidler(the author) and his son who took a trip to Istanbul. I I enjoyed the tone of the book - it is not just informative (as the santee requests). I would say it is "nice to read as a novel". (Mon, 03 Dec 2018 17:43:51 -0500)
WeeTurtle: Library comparison suggests "John Dies @ The End" by David Wong. I can't speak for the book yet, just the film, but it's certainly an odd sort of entity. (Tue, 04 Dec 2018 02:01:29 -0500)
BerlinBibliophile: Thank you so much for the books! They look very interesting and I look forward to reading them.
Thank you to the commenters as well, I'll keep those recommendations in mind for next year! (Wed, 26 Dec 2018 18:53:43 -0500)
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