My tastes run toward fantasy and sci-fi, although I am not above a good fiction read. I love dystopian novels such as The Road, Handmaid’s Tale, Hunger Games, and Eternity Road.Classic fantasy novels such as The Lord of the Rings, Mists of Avalon, and Game of Thrones certainly sparked my love of that prolific genre. Anything by the lyrical Guy Gavriel Kay. And works like Isaac Asimov’s Foundation, Dune, Stephen R. Donaldson’s Gap series opened my eyes to innovative new worlds.
But sometimes I enjoy more popular fiction such as Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Memoirs of a Geisha, Never Let Me Go, California, Cloud Atlas, and The Night Circus
Oh, and don’t forget magical realism. Anything by Alice Hoffman. She’s such an evocative writer.
These are only a few, of course. Since I work at a library, I am privileged to see countless wonderful books daily. A really nice perk! 🙂