Here are some books that I recommend you read, in no particular order:


Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown:

  • Red Rising (Red Rising Saga #1)
  • Golden Son (Red Rising Saga #2)
  • Morning Star (Red Rising Saga #3)
  • Iron Gold (Red Rising Saga #4) (continuation of the series 10 years later, with a new set of young characters, and some of the old)
  • Dark Age (Red Rising Saga #5)
  • Untitled Red Rising Saga #6 – (anticipated release date 1-13-2022)

The Faithful and the Fallen Series by John Gwynne:

  • Malice (The Faithful and the Fallen #1)
  • Valor (The Faithful and the Fallen #2)
  • Ruin (The Faithful and the Fallen #3)
  • Wrath (The Faithful and the Fallen #4)

Of Blood and Bone Series by John Gwynne: ( set in The Banished Land, the same land as The Faithful and the Fallen series, about 100 years later)

  • A Time of Dread (Blood and Bone #1)
  • A Time of Bone (Blood and Bone #2)
  • A Time of Courage (Blood and Bone #3)

The Bloodsworn Saga Series by John Gwynne:

  • The Shadow of the Gods (The Bloodsworn Saga, #1)

The Stormlight Archive Series by Brandon Sanderson:

  • The Way of the Kings
  • Words of Radiance
  • Oathbringer
  • Rhythm of War
  • (anticipated to be a 10 book series. Yeah, you read that right. 10 books)

A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin:

  • Game of Thrones
  • A Clash of Kings
  • A Storm of Swords
  • A Feast for Crows
  • A Dance with Dragons
  • The Winds of Winter (to be released)

Warrior Bards series by Juliet Marillier

  • The Harp of Kings
  • A Dance with Fate
  • A Song of Flight (release date 9/21/21)

Monstre Series by Duncan Swan

  • Monstre: Volume One (beware, the cliffhanger ending is so crazy that my brother instantly called me up and said “WTF? How can he [the author] DO that to us?”   <evil grin>
  • Monstre: Volume Two (release date unknown)

Race the Sands by Sarah Beth Durst

The Bone Maker by Sarah Beth Durst

Crescent City Series by Sarah J. Maas

  • House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1)
  • House of Sky and Breath (Crescent City #2) (release date 2-15-2022)
  • Untitled (Crescent City #3) (release date unknown)

The Burning Series by Evan Winter

  • The Rage of Dragons (The Burning, #1) 
  • The Fire of Vengeance (The Burning, #2)
  • The Lord of Demons (The Burning, #3) (release date 2022)
  • Untitled (The Burning, #4) (release date unknown)

The Firemane Saga by Raymond E. Feist

  • King of Ashes
  • Queen of Storms
  • Master of Furies (to be released summer 2022)

YA Fantasy:

An Ember in the Ashes Series by Sabaa Tahir

  • An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1)
  • A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes #2)
  • A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes #3)

Graceling Realm Trilogy by Kristin Cashore

  • Graceling (Graceling Realm #1)
  • Fire (Graceling Realm #2)
  • Bitterblue (Graceling Realm #3)
  • Winterkeep (Graceling Realm #4)
  • Untitled (Graceling Realm #5 release date unknown)

Razorland Trilogy by Ann Aguirre

  • Enclave (Razorland #1)
  • Outpost (Razorland #2)
  • Horde (Razorland #3)

The Illuminae Files Trilogy by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

  • Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)
  • Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)
  • Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3)

Flamecaster (Shattered Realms #1) by Cinda Williams Chima

  • Flamecaster
  • Shadowcaster
  • Stormcaster
  • Deathcaster

Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas

  • Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1)
  • Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2)
  • Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3)
  • Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4)
  • Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5)
  • Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6)
  • Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7)

Crown of Shards Series by Jennifer Estep:

  • Kill the Queen (Crown of Shards #1)
  • Protect the Prince (Crown of Shards #2)
  • Crush the King (Crown of Shards #3)

Gargoyle Queen Series by Jennifer Estep (set in the same world as Crown of Shards series)

  • Capture the Crown (Gargoyle Queen #1)
  • Tear Down the Throne (release date 2022)

Skyhunter Series by Marie Lu

  • Skyhunter (Skyhunter, #1)
  • Steelstriker (Skyhunter, #2) (release date 9/28/2021)

Skyward Series by Brandon Sanderson

  • Skyward
  • Starsight
  • Untitled 3rd book
  • Untitled 4th book


Come Rain or Come Shine (Mitford Years #11) by Jan Karon

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike #1) by Robert Galbraith

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald

The Cookbook Club: A Novel of Food and Friendship by Beth Harbison

A Cup of Silver Linings (Dove Pond #2) by Karen Hawkins

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

The Unwilling by John Hart

Fredrik Backman novels:

  • A Man Called Ove
  • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry
  • Britt-Marie Was Here
  • Bear Town
  • Us Against You
  • Anxious People

Bryn Greenwood novels:

  • All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
  • The Reckless Oath We Made

Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier

Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier

The Incredible Winston Browne by Sean Dietrich

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett by Annie Lyons

YA Fiction:

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

What Unbreakable Looks Like by Kate McLaughlin


The Brown Sister Series by Talia Hibbert

  • Get a Life, Chloe Brown
  • Take a Hint, Dani Brown
  • Act Your Age, Eve Brown 

Never Fall for your Fiancée (The Merriwell Sisters #1) by Virginia Heath

When a Duke Loves a Governess (Unlikely Duchesses, #3) by Olivia Drake

A Duke in Time (The Widow Rules #1) by Janna MacGregor

It Had to Be You by Georgia Clark

Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales

Historical Fiction:

Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel

A Time for Swords by Matthew Harffy


Finlay Donovan Series by Elle Cosimano

  • Finlay Donovan is Killing It (Finlay Donovan #1)
  • Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead (release date 2022)

The Inheritance Games Series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

  • The Inheritance Games (The Inheritance Games, #1)
  • The Hawthorne Legacy (The Inheritance Games, #2) (release date 9/7-2021)
  • The Final Gambit (The Inheritance Games, #3) (release date 2022)

Timber Creek K-9 Mystery Series by Margaret Mizushima

  • Killing Trail ( #1)
  • Stalking Ground (#2)
  • Hunting Hour (#3)
  • Burning Ridge (#4)
  • Tracking Game (#5)
  • Hanging Falls (#5)
  • Striking Range (#6)