Thursday, March 6, 2014

Feature and Follow #191-08: Oldies, but Goodies

It's time for Feature and Follow Friday!

This week's question: Recommend some of your favorite back-list books - books that are at least a few years old (think 5-10 years old rather than classics). And as an extra challenge to myself, I won't mention any of my favorite books that I usually rave about! Only new old books.

  • The Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix. Probably read this series back in 2005 or 2006.
    • This was some of the first fantasy I read as an adult. But it wasn't that bright, shiny fantasy that I was used to as a kid. It was gritty and dark. I was fascinated by the series and devoured all 3 books and was delighted by the short story in Across the Wall.
    • And the excellent news this week is that a prequel novel, Clariel, will be released in October 2014!
  • The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. Read it back in 2009.
    • Got me hooked on Morton and now I read EVERYTHING that she puts out. All her books do an amazing job of twisting a mystery with historical fiction.
  • Nefertiti by Michelle Moran. Read in 2008.
    • I am a Egyptian historical fiction nut. I started with Christian Jacq and will pick up just about any book in the book store that looks vaguely Egyptian to see if is something worth reading. Moran's 3 Egyptian fiction books were engrossing reads. When I was reading Cleopatra's Daughter I nearly missed my flight in Detroit!
  • The Green Mile by Stephen King. Read in 1999.
    • One of two Stephen King novels I've actually read. I was amazed at how well the movie adaptation was done. When reading the book, I really saw at the biblical connections which made the movie all the more powerful and sad. John Coffey=Jesus Christ. Ah yes, I see you nodding now.
Sabriel
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Lirael
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Abhorsen
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Clariel
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Across the Wall
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The Forgotten Garden
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Nefertiti
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Cleopatra's Daughter
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The Green Mile
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