I would just suggest something simple for the thread title, like “The Literature/Book Club” or “General Literature Discussions” or something like that, so that people may know it is both a discussion thread and a daily post thread, but then again if they load into the topic they should get the picture regardless.
As for what I am reading…I am mostly focusing on The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan (and Brandon Sanderson). I’ve decided to restart the series until I can get the rest that I don’t own (there’s a total of 14 books!), so I’ve picked up The Dragon Reborn again.
It is hard to describe why this series is so good, but if you have ever read The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, A Song of Ice and Fire, The Sworth of Truth (Terry Goodkind!), The Chronicles of Amber and whatnot, all of which have extremely in depth lore and settings, you will instantly understand why The Wheel of Time is an amazing high fantasy series.
Robert Jordan manages to create a world much like Middle Earth without recreating it and leaving readers bored with exact copies of everything we have already seen a dozen times with little to no variation.
I cannot talk much of the series without spoiling it, but the day I picked this series up is probably the best day in literature I have had since I was a kid and had the joy of reading Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne.
I heartily recommend anyone who loves to read to give it a chance, especially if you loved A Song of Ice and Fire.
Also, I would like to include a list of recommendations and a reading list, if that is okay? It would be neat to see what others would suggest and a total reading list, and would also help each other build our libraries up and possibly find new loves!
Recommendations & Reading List
(and some of these are on my “to read list” or “currently reading list”)
- A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
- A Sword Of Shadows by J. V. Jones
- Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix
- Boreal Moon Trilogy by Julian May
- Black Company by Glen Cook
- Bounds of Redemption by M.D. Ireman
- Crown of Stars by Kate Elliott
- Cold Fire Trilogy by C.S. Friedman
- Deathgate Cycle by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
- Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
- Discworld by Terry Pratchett
- Earthsea Cycle by Ursula K. Le Guin
- Farworld by Jeffery Scott Savage
- Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaima
- Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons
- Ilium by Dan Simmons
- Imajica by Clive Barker
- Lyonesse Trilogy by Jack Vance
- Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson
- Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson
- Memory, Sorrow, And Thorn by Tad Williams
- Olympos by Dan Simmons
- Prince Of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
- Riddle Of Stars by Patricia A. McKillip
- Shadowmarch by Tad Williams
- Saxon Chronicles by Bernard Cornwell (this also has a show on Netflix)
- The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
- The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
- The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis
- The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss
- The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski
- The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander
- The Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind
- The Traitor Son Cycle by Miles Cameron
- The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
- The First Law by Joe Abercrombie
- The Long Price Quartet by Daniel Abraham
- The Dannger and the Coin by Daniel Abraham
- The Farseer by Robin Hobb
- The Prince Of Nothing by R. Scott Bakker
- The Lightbringer Series by Brent Weeks
- The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay
- The Swan’s War by Sean Russell (extremely poetic)
- The Deed Of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon
- The Chronicles Of The Unhewn Throne by Brian Staveley
- The Faithful and the Fallen Series by John Gwynne
- The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny
- The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold
- Witch World by Andre Norton