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high school had made me kind of disgusted of reading for a while cause i kept being forced to read stuff i didnt like but now im free of that and i have at least a month of free time. i really need to get new books cause the ones i already have are from when i was 10-11 so theyre not really to my taste anymore, hence this thread: recommend me some books. pretty much anything goes even nonfiction i just want some ideas of stuff to try
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Can't go wrong with the Earthsea saga. The first book, A Wizard of Earthsea, is really good and relatively short for a fantasy work.
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Can't go wrong with the Earthsea saga. The first book, A Wizard of Earthsea, is really good and relatively short for a fantasy work.
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Here it is my recommendation: Permutation City
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Becky Chambers' Wayfarers series!

The first book, The Long Way to a Small, Angry planet, is about a human woman embarking on an interspecies spaceship to flee her past. The small crew spends most of its time on the ship, so they spend a lot of time together and eventually grow bonds. It's very heartwarming and the characters are all interesting and good!!
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High Fantasy:
The first Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan (last three books were completed by Brandon Sanderson after Mr. Jordan's passing)
The Sympony of Ages by Elizabeth Haydon

Sci-fi/Cyberpunk:
Neuromancer by William Gibson
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I can vouch for a lot of what's posted already - mistborn, neuromancer, small angry planet, any earthsea. Splendid books!

Some recs from me (i mostly read sci-fi):

- The "Area X" series from Jeff Vandermeer, you're probably familiar with Annihilation. There was a movie that was very good but the book is something else. Scary stuff, unreliable narrator, like reading a fever dream. (Plus there's two sequels, and a fourth book being written)

- For a YA mecha sapphic pining enemies-to-lovers horrible horrible war story, try Gearbreakers by Zoe Hana Mikuta. Very potent stuff, i was giggling and crying under my covers. Supposedly there's a sequel this year.

- A more spacey book is Remnant population by Elizabeth Moon. It's about an elderly woman living on a faraway planet colony, who decides to stay when the mega-company bankrolling the operation draws out. Absolutely wonderful stuff about her starting to grow her own food, wearing the clothes she likes, etc. And then she accidentally makes first contact...

I've got more, but that's all for now. Or, one last one because i keep thinking about it - This is how you lose the time war by Amal El-Mothar, and Max Gladstone. It's about the relationship between two rival spies in a future time-traveling cold(?) war spanning the entire universe, told through the letters they leave for each other. It's kinda short but as with Gearbreaker, it's screaming-in-my-pillow potent.
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Petite Plume wrote: Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:44 pm Becky Chambers' Wayfarers series!
seconded on becky chambers, the second wayfarers book is one of my all time favorite books, and i'm convinced she can do no wrong with pretty much any of her writing.
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