Here is a listing of fiction books I have read and what I thought of them. 🙂 Also, visit me on Goodreads! 🙂
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| Jean Auel’s Earth’s Children series: These are probably my favorite books of all time. I read each one at least 7 times, and then listen to them on CD several more times. Probably not of too young. I started reading these at 12, and the first book isn’t bad. The second book forward is very explicit with its intimate scenes.
Jean Auel uses a ton of description of landscapes, plant and animal life. She also has a fully developed society and culture for the people in the book, complete with religions, holidays, etc.
|Raven’s Shaddow Trilogy
||“The Sixth Order wields the sword of justice and smites the enemies of the Faith and the Realm.”
Vaelin Al Sorna was only a child of ten when his father left him at the iron gate of the Sixth Order—a caste devoted to battle. Vaelin will be trained and hardened to the austere, celibate and dangerous life of a warrior of the Faith. He has no family now save the Order.
|This is a new favorite of mine!
The USA Today bestsellerMelanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her “our little genius.”
Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don’t like her. She jokes that she won’t bite, but they don’t laugh.
The Girl With All the Gifts is a groundbreaking thriller, emotionally charged and gripping from beginning to end.
|Yet another favorite series involving time travel, love, etc. It sparked more of my interest in herbal healing, homestead medicine and homesteading. It is written with flowing detail, humor, suspense, etc. Just love it!
“From Book 1: Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another… In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon—when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord…1743. Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire’s destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life …and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire…and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.”
|One Second After – This was the first book I read in the “preparedness” genre. It is a good read for anyone who enjoys books about dystopian societies, what-if scenarios, etc. This book led me to want to read more in this genre.|