Recommend a book/series for me to read please?

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FoxyTheFox Thu 07-Jan-21 21:11:12

I'm reading a lot at the minute and I've just finished a series so now looking for something else to read.

Over the last few months I have read:

- the Joe Ledger series
- the Rot and Ruin series
- Larisa Ione demonica series
- Jeaniene Frost night huntress series plus spin-offs
- Keresley Cole immortals after dark series
- Bill Bryson home and body books
- Cartland Moran's anthologies and her newest book
- the Skullduggery Pleasant series
- the Witcher books
- the Outlander books
- Kelly Armstrong women of the otherworld series

I'm averaging around 4-5 books a week and I'm not sleeping much thanks to DS so plenty of reading time available.

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FoxyTheFox Thu 07-Jan-21 21:12:25

Sorry for the autocorrect spelling errors.

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TheOnlyLivingBoyInNewCross Thu 07-Jan-21 21:16:33

I don't know many of those books you mention but judging by the titles, am wondering if you would like Charlaine Harris's books? She' best known for writing the Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire mysteries (True Blood was based on them) but she's written several other series as well.

FoxyTheFox Thu 07-Jan-21 21:17:45

They should have been on my list, I read them over the summer smile

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FoxyTheFox Thu 07-Jan-21 21:18:02

Could be overdue for a re-read though.

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TheOnlyLivingBoyInNewCross Thu 07-Jan-21 21:20:18

DS (17) loves the Sebastien de Castell Spellslinger series - I've never read them but he raves about them. I only mention them because you've listed Skullduggery Pleasant which he also loves.

Have you ever read Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series? I always recommend them - they are an easy, laugh out loud funny read, and there are LOADS of them. I mean, nearly thirty.

SionnachRua Thu 07-Jan-21 21:21:31

Discworld! Such an amazing universe and loads to read if you take to it. I'd have a look at one of their suggested reading flow chart things to decide where to start.


SionnachRua Thu 07-Jan-21 21:22:16

The Magicians Apprentice series might appeal as well.

FoxyTheFox Thu 07-Jan-21 21:22:35

Thank you! Adding them to my list grin

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FoxyTheFox Thu 07-Jan-21 21:23:27

I'm sure DH has the first Spellslinger book on his shelf, I'm going to have a look.

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OublietteBravo Thu 07-Jan-21 21:23:32

Try the Greta Helsing trilogy by Vivian Shaw

heidbuttsupper Thu 07-Jan-21 21:24:01

Pillars of the Earth

waltzingparrot Thu 07-Jan-21 21:27:37

Possibly a bit different but the Flashman novels by George MacDonald Fraser will keep you going for a week or two.

BumpLoading Thu 07-Jan-21 21:30:49

The Ashes trilogy by Ilsa J.Bick (currently reading, is very good)
The Razorland Trilogy by Ann Aguirre

Ellmau Thu 07-Jan-21 22:37:22

Ben Aaronovitch
Benedict Jacka
Lois McMaster Bujold
Jodi Taylor
Jim Butcher
Carrie Vaughn

Dorothy Dunnett, Lymond Chronicles. The first book, The Game Of Kings, is a 99p deal on kindle atm. Hist fic not fantasy, but brilliant.

SaturdayAfternoon Thu 07-Jan-21 22:44:41

Start with Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb. You’re welcome wink

robertsmithscorpsebride Thu 07-Jan-21 22:46:39

Charlie parker series by john Connolly.... a bit different to your list but a detective series with a supernatural twist. Really engaging characters and about 16 books in, fantastic reading. ...

Yodasdog Thu 07-Jan-21 22:50:43

Was just about to say Robin Hobb but I’ve been beaten to it.
Ben Aaronovitch books are a must!
Jodi Taylor’s Chronicles of St Mary’s too!

ElizabethinherGermanGarden Thu 07-Jan-21 22:54:29

Have you tried the Poldark novels? They're pretty good (better than the telly version).

BertieBotts Thu 07-Jan-21 23:02:14

Cormoran Strike series is really good and the latest one is really long!

I have also enjoyed the series that starts with The Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet but I can't remember what it's called overall.

SionnachRua Thu 07-Jan-21 23:16:08


Cormoran Strike series is really good and the latest one is really long!

I have also enjoyed the series that starts with The Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet but I can't remember what it's called overall.

The Wayfarers series? I agree, I liked that a lot.

MsIreneWinters Thu 07-Jan-21 23:35:34

The Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman is one of my favourites.

Also recommend John Scalzi's Interdepency trilogy and the Embers of War series by Gareth Powell.

I loved the Wayfarer series, to echo PP.

thegcatsmother Thu 07-Jan-21 23:40:31

Second Jim Butcher (the Dresden Files), and the Dorothy Dunnetts; both series. I've been reading the Lymond Chronicles since I was 19; I reread them every couple of years. I'm 55 next week, and still find something new in them each time.

RumJerrySailorRum Fri 08-Jan-21 00:22:52

Hillary Greene series by Faith Martin

Detective series set in Oxford. Not sure if your thing, but really easy and good to read. Think there are 19/20 books.

If you do like her, she's also written some other series which are really good.

SenorFrog Fri 08-Jan-21 00:39:16

My favourites are:

Jodi Taylor; St. Mary's chronicles
C J Sansom; Shardlake series
Rory Clements; Tom Wilde series
Michael Connelly; Harry Bosch series
Rachel Abbot; Tom Douglas series
Simon Beckett; David Hunter series
Stephen Cavanagh; Eddie Flynn series

Michael Connolly and Ian Rankin series have been around for ages to loads of books to go at

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