Thursday, March 6, 2014

Follow Friday - Backlist Recs

Follow Friday is a feature created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  It's a fun blog hop where you meet other book bloggers and find people to follow.
Question of the Week: Recommend some of your favorite back-list books - books that are at least a few years old (I’m thinking 5-10 years old rather than classics)

  1. Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen (the whole trilogy dammit!) by Garth Nix - Severely under-appreciated high fantasy with great female characters.
  2. Alanna Quartet by Tamora Pierce - Amazing books with underlying feminism. Also high fantasy and the peak of my favorite trope (girls dressing as boys to have adventures). These are my go-to read whenever I have a reading slump.
  3. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta - HELL YEAH I CAN RECOMMEND THIS AGAIN. Seriously this book is confusing at first but breathtakingly by the end. Melina Marchetta writes the most authentic characters I've ever read.
  4. Bloody Jack by LA Meyers - This book is just squeaking in age-wise BUT it also includes my favorite trope.  The story of a street girl who joins the British Navy and has adventures throughout history.
  5. The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart - I'm amazed that this one is old enough to fall in the list (2005!)  Ruby Oliver is my fictional best friend y'all.  This book seems deceptively light, but it's a lot of fun with great underlying subtle messages about self-love and feminism.


Kristen @ Pretty Little Pages said...

I've never heard of Alanna Quartet, but I'm definitely adding it to my TBR list. Thanks!

Old follower. My FF.

Elizabeth said...

Oh my god you named two of my all time favourite series - the Abhorsen Trilogy (CLARIEL IS COMING OUT THIS YEAR!!!!) and the Alanna Quartet (although really, any Tamora Pearce makes me very, very happy). I literally reread these yearly. That's right. Every year. Bcause they're that good.

I'm a new GFC follower!

Lauren Berman said...

Jellicoe Road has received quite a bit of buzz. Will have to check it out. Bloody Jack also sounds really good.

Have a great weekend.

Lauren @The Hottie Harem

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Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Wow! Those are all totally new to me!

Here's my Follow Friday

Have a GREAT day!

Old Follower :)

Michelle {Book Hangovers} said...

So yea, This is one great list of books!!! Melina Marchetta made my list too. Your book his more of her contemporary work while mine is her high fantasy. I read Garth Nix's Sabriel and LOVED it. Books 2 & 3 are waiting in my bookcase, patiently, waiting for me to read them! Soon, very soon :) And for Tamora Pierce, MAN!! I've been wanting for read her books for a while now. I am all about fantasy and main character's being the heroine!

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Thea Wilson said...

I'm only familiar with Nix's Abhorsen books which I have read and loved! Can't wait for Clariel to get released!

Thea @ Gizzimomo's
Book Shelf

Witless Fool said...

I need to read Garth Nix, I really do. And The Boyfriend Lists sounds like a light enjoyable read :D thanks for sharing!

New GFC follower :)


Witless Fool @ Obsessive Compulsive Reader

Book Cove said...

This looks like a great mix! All sound very interesting,especially the LA MEyers one

Jessi @ The Book Cove