This is where I will be sharing some of my favorite books, and the ones I will be recommending.
Title: 11/22/63, by Stephen King
Genre: Sci-fi, Historical fiction, Time Travel
About the book: A story about a school teacher, time travelling, and his mission to prevent one of the most famous assassinations in history
Title: Bobiverse trilogy, by Dennis E. Taylor
About the trilogy: Bob Johansson recently sold his software company for a good amount of money, and is ready to start his new life of leisure. Due to unforeseen circumstances, he sadly does not get to live this life and wounds up as a government-owned AI. These are his adventures in space.
Title: Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah
Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography
About the book: Goodreads says it best, this is “The memoir of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.”
Title: The Exorcist, by William Peter Blatty
About the book: A girl is possessed by a supernatural entity and her mother is looking for a way to save her. Help is coming from a priest who is struggling with his faith.
Title: The Fireman, by Joe Hill
Genre: Horror, Sci-fi, Fantasy, Dystopia
About the book: A worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion threatens the world. Here we follow a Mary Poppins-loving nurse, her struggles in this new dystopian world, and her fight for her unborn child.
Title: Flux, by Jeremy Robinson
Genre: Sci-fi, Time Travel
About the book: From Goodreads “Lost in time, the town of Black Creek, Kentucky becomes home to temporal layers of people, creatures, and monsters from disparate eras. Journey beyond the time of humanity and witness the rewriting of mankind’s genesis.”
Title: Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Genre: Fantasy, Humor
About the book: “Armageddon only happens once, you know. They don’t let you go around again until you get it right.” Armageddon is on its way, and an angel and a demon – whom both have fallen for the wonders of living on earth – put their heads together to save the world they’ve both fallen in love with.
Title: The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson
Genre: Horror, Classics
About the book: Four people are chosen to investigate the paranormal phenomena that occur at Hill House. An occult scholar; a lighthearted assistant; the future heir of Hill House; and a young woman, familiar with the paranormal, team up to investigate the horrors of this haunting place.
Title: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
Genre: Sci-fi, Humor, Classics
About the book: Before the demolition of Earth, Arthur Dent is saved by his long-time friend, Ford Prefect. Unbeknownst to Arthur, Ford is an alien who is a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Title: The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, by J. R. R. Tolkien
Genre: Fantasy, Classics
About the book: The fantastic adventures of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins; the wizard, Gandalf; and a band of dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield. How did Bilbo become the holder of the One Ring? Can the company defeat the great dragon, Smaug, and reclaim the Lonely Mountains for the dwarves? Read this book, and you will get the answers!
Title: Howl’s Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones
Genre: Fantasy, YA
About the book: This is a lovely story about a young woman, Sophie, cursed by a witch, which turns her into an old lady. Sophie’s only chance to break the spell lies within the moving castle owned by the heartless wizard, Howl.
Title: My Sister, the Serial Killer, by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Genre: Fiction, Thriller
About the book: From Goodreads “My Sister, the Serial Killer is a blackly comic novel about how blood is thicker – and more difficult to get out of the carpet – than water…”
Title: NOS4A2, by Joe Hill
Genre: Horror, Thriller
About the book: Another book by Joe Hill. This one is about a woman, Victoria McQueen, who belongs to a certain group of people with special abilities. These people have their ways of utilizing their abilities. Victoria uses her’s to help people find lost things. Charles Talent Manx uses his abilities to take children and bring them to his very own playground, “Christmasland”. Manx once tried to capture Victoria, but she escaped him. He never forgot about the one who got away. Now he has her son.
Title: Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
Genre: Classics, Fiction, Romance
About the book: This is the sweet love story between the opinionated, and strongminded young woman, Elizabeth Bennett, and her beau, the proud Mr Darcy.
Title: Raybearer, by Jordan Ifueko
Genre: YA, Fantasy, LGBTQ+
About the book: Tarisai grew up isolated away from other children, adults who did not want to touch her, and a mother, the Lady, who was often absent. The young girl gets send away to compete with other children to be chosen as one of the Crown Prince’s council. If she is chosen, Tarisai will become part of not just a council, but a family. A form of closeness the lonely girl cannot resist. The Lady has an ulterior motive, and through the blood in Tarisai, The Lady forces upon her, a wish to kill the Crown Prince, once she has gained his trust and love.
Title: Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter, by Astrid Lindgren
Genre: Children, Fantasy
About the book: This is the adventures of Ronia exploring the forest and its magical creatures. She befriends her father’s arch-enemy’s son, Birk. You might call it a fantasy Romeo and Juliet for children – with the wonderful ending of no deaths.
Title: Roverandom, by J. R. R. Tolkien
Genre: Children, Fantasy, Classics
About the book: “Rover should never have bitten the wizard’s trousers. His punishment was to be transformed into a toy, and now he is forced to track down the magician so he can be returned to normal. His adventures will take him to the moon and under the sea, introducing him to many fabulous – and dangerous – creatures.“
Title: The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Genre: Classics, Childrens, Fiction
About the book: Mary Lennox is a young and spoiled girl – though at no fault of her own – who grew up with her parents in India. The closest people to her are her nannies, and she doesn’t know her parents. After her parents die during a cholera epidemic, she is sent to Scotland to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven. Her uncle is also absent from her life, but the girl experiences a transformation through her experiences out in the Scottish nature, meeting new and challenging people, and not to forget the discovery of a secret garden.
Title: The Shamer Chronicles, by Lene Kaaberbøl
Genre: Fantasy, YA
About the book: Dina has inherited her mother’s special gift, which results in people avoiding her gaze. This special ability can elicit shamed confessions from anyone who look into her eyes. Her mother is sent to Dunark Castle, during an investigation of a horrible act of violence. Dina gets called to Dunark, where she is told that her mother needs her help. It is a tale of friendship, dragons, and the horrors of shame!
Title: The Shining, by Stephen King
Genre: Horror, Thriller
About the book: Jack Torrance is a disgraced professor who has trouble with alcohol and his temper, and he is trying to get his life back on track. Along with him, are his wife, Wendy, and their little son, Danny. Jack gets a job as an off-season caretaker of the mountain-side hotel, The Overlook Hotel. It is a story about abuse, struggles of life, ghosts, and love.
Title: You Should See Me in a Crown, by Leah Johnson
Genre: YA, LGBTQ+
About the book: This is a sweet YA and LGBTQ+ story, about the talented Liz Lighty. She might be talented, but she believes she is too awkward and insignificant to shine. When the financial aid she counted on for her college plans falls through, she has to find another solution. What better to save her than the scholarship awarded to the school’s prom king and queen? We follow her on her campaign, where she also meets her potential rival in the run for prom queen, new girl Mack.