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Rated E for Everyone

Awhile back the Ink Mage put together a delightful post entitled, "Books I'd Recommend to Anyone."  I enjoyed reading through it so much I decided to slap together a similar list of my own. It's rather nice to have a list of books in various genres that you feel comfortable pressing on almost anybody. This list does not encompass all of my favorites, but these are the ones I hand out indiscriminately.












Fantasy
The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander









Sci Fi/Post Apocalyptic/Dystopian
Doomsday Book by Connie Willis











Urban Fantasy























Mystery
Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart

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  1. Anonymous2:48 PM

    Oh very cool. I've saved this post for reference :-)

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  2. What an awesome idea. I recommend Beauty to basically everyone :)

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  3. Li, hope it comes in handy!

    Janssen, it's hard not to. Beauty is just...Beauty.

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  4. Anonymous1:05 AM

    I totally agree with your fairytale re-tellings section, I'm sure most people who are new to the genre would enjoy those. As for the other sections, I haven't read hardly any of them yet! So, knowing that we share some similar tastes, I will definitely bookmark this page and check out some of your recommendations!

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  5. Definitely some good choices! I remember reading Dicey's song years ago.

    Also loved The Book Thief and Silent in the Grave.

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  6. Sharry, I'm glad. There are so many out there, of course. But these four are the ones I think have a universal appeal. Hope you enjoy some of the others. Be sure to let me know!

    Marg, I remember my mother trying to get me to read Dicey's Song. At the time it was just another book with an award sticker on it to me. Blech. My malaise didn't last through the first page. Man, I love that book. The whole series, really.

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  7. Anonymous12:04 PM

    I've got to agree with you on everything -- except the few I haven't read, so I figure I'll love them, like _Clockwork Heart_. Thanks!!

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  8. Stephanie, no problem. Clockwork Heart is a fun one, isn't it?

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