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


Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown:

  • Red Rising (Red Rising #1)
  • Golden Son (Red Rising #2)
  • Morning Star (Red Rising #3)

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)

The Stormlight Archive Series by Brandon Sanderson:

  • The Way of the Kings
  • Words of Radiance
  • Oathbringer (to be released)

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

Race the Sands by Sarah Beth Durst

The Firemane Saga by Raymond E. Feist

  • King of Ashes
  • Queen of Storms
  • King of Flames (to be released)

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)

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)

Red Death by Jeff Altabef

The Sound of the Stones by Beth Hammond

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

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

YA Fiction:

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell


The Brown Sister Series by Talia Hibbert

  • Get a Life, Chloe Brown
  • Take a Hint, Dani Brown
  • Act Your Age, Eve Brown (release date March 9, 2021)