I enjoy fantasy, Merlin/Arturian legend, urban fantasy, historical fiction, and some horror. Kim Harrison, Charlaine Harris, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and Jack Whyte have all figured heavily into my reading choices of late.
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Psychological thrillers or true crime are not in my wheelhouse.
psiwula's Secret Santa is timspalding. Help timspalding pick the right book.
renardkitsune: The Mists of Avalon is kind of controversial to recommend now because of the sexual/abuse allegations against the author, Marion Zimmer Bradley, but it is still a good Arthurian story, and gives women a voice in the tale.
Bernard Cornwell has a Grail Quest series which I have not read, but his other books are good. (Sat, 01 Dec 2018 20:16:40 -0500)
ChessFanatic: From the horror side of things, I would suggest Bentley Little. His first is The Revelation, but they are not a series and don't need to read and in order, and so I'd say the best one to start with would be either The Store, The Ignored, or The Association. The first is just outright weird, the second is a satire on the "Average Joe", and that they are constantly ignored because they have nothing about them that stands out, and so a group gets together and starts committing heinous crimes for the shear sake of attention, and the third is a satire of Urban living versus Suburbian living, and something very creepy about the HOA of the rich Suburbian development occurs. (Sun, 02 Dec 2018 11:27:31 -0500)
EllsieFind: How about Circe by Madeline Miller? It's a retelling of the story of the goddess Circe. It got a great review on NPR tonight. (Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:03:34 -0500)
pantsu: Didn't check their library, but how about something from Susan Cooper's "The Dark is Rising" sequence? Definite Arthurian bent to those. (Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:07:11 -0500)
elgatoazabache: Lauren Beukes' Zoo City for a fun high energy urban fantasy set in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:11:12 -0500)
Tropical-Library: Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson -- very funny series. She also doesn't seem to have The Book of Merlyn by T.H. White, companion volume to The Once and Future King (Thu, 06 Dec 2018 19:30:45 -0500)
thebookmagpie: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater has an Arthurian bent to it (Thu, 06 Dec 2018 20:24:21 -0500)
Cariola: Circe is awesome! Beautifully written and likely enough fantasy elements for this reader. (Thu, 06 Dec 2018 20:45:07 -0500)
Eneila: I'd second "The Mists of Avalon". Sadly about sexual/abuse allegations you can never be 100% sure (and more so if the author is dead) and because of them I'd be really sad for other people to not discover the Avalon Series. (Fri, 07 Dec 2018 13:36:29 -0500)
psiwula: Tim, thank you so much!!! These books are going to start my year wonderfully! Merry Christmas! (Wed, 26 Dec 2018 09:55:49 -0500)
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