I need some pleasure reading suggestions. I don’t have a lot of time to read for pleasure anymore, but I used to read constantly. My parents would punish me by refusing to let me read, because that was the only thing I really cared about having taken away. I want to regain that fervor for reading. But I’ve read everything I know and love a million times, and while a 200th time reading Good Omens is always a great experience, I want something new. So. It’s time to come forward with the book suggestions.
I prefer fiction, fantasy, mysteries, and light sci-fi, but I’m opening to trying new genres. Don’t tell me to read Game of Thrones - I started, there’s just too much incest and gratuitous violence and horrificness for me. Also please don’t suggest Robert Jordan - I already started that series and wasn’t a huge fan. I also love comic books, but I don’t have time/money to read more than I’ve already right now (not that this fact stopped me from purchasing 2 new Deadpool collections at Phoenix ComicCon). And no graphic novel will ever top Watchmen.
I’ll list some major series I’ve already read, or at least what I can think of off the top of my head. The Discworld series (yes, ALL OF IT), the Oz books (every single one written by Baum), Sherlock Holmes (everything written by Doyle), both Alice in Wonderland books, most of Shakespeare, the Little Women series, the Anne of Green Gables series (not that I think someone would suggest that to a 22 year old, but you never know), the Chronicles of Narnia, all the Dune books, the Belgariad, the Mallorean, the other two series by David Eddings (I don’t remember their names), the Stephanie Plum series, the Lord of the Rings Trilogy (plus the Hobbit and, sadly, the Silmarillion), Harry Potter, the R.A. Salvatore Forgotten Realms series, the Animorphs (once again, I don’t think anyone would suggest this to a 22 year old, but still), Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Kipling, Grimm Bros., the A Wrinkle in Time series, and that’s all I can think of right now. Obviously I’ve read a ton of stand alone books, and I’m pretty sure I’ve read more series than that, but I can’t think of them right now. Anyway, I would love some suggestions! Thank you, interwebs.