Arizela’s Reading Room

I’ve been an avid reader all my life. I practically cut my teeth on novels. Dr. Seuss is great, but I had mature taste as a kid. From first grade on, I hardly ever went a day through my childhood without a novel meant for adult readers in my hands. These days, I’ve been spending more of my time writing my own than reading anybody else’s, but then the pleasure of turning off the creative brain and just dwelling in someone else’s fictional world sings me a siren song and I sink into the pages and it’s like coming home.

Here are a few of my favorites to come home to:

  • The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
  • Sunshine by Robin McKinley
  • Mirror of Her Dreams and A Man Rides Through (The Mordant’s Need duology) by Stephen Donaldson
  • The Wolf’s Hour by Robert McCammon
  • Diplomacy of Wolves (and the Secret Texts trilogy) by Holly Lisle
  • The Shining by Stephen King
  • Sunrunner’s Fire (and the Sunrunner’s trilogies) by Melanie Rawn
  • The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  • Fortress in the Eye of Time (and the Fortress trilogy) by C.J. Cherryh
  • The Odyssey by Homer
  • Heart of Stone (and the Negotiator trilogy) by C.E. Murphy
  • Threads of Malice by Tamara Siler Jones
  • The Ruby Knight (and the Elenium series) by David Eddings
  • Game of Thrones (and books 1-3 of A Song of Fire and Ice) by George R.R. Martin
  • Songmaster by Orson Scott Card
  • Firefly by Piers Anthony
  • Assassin’s Apprentice (and the Farseer trilogy) by Robin Hobb
  • Lords and Ladies (and many other Discworld novels) by Sir Terry Pratchett
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
I’m always in the market for new and exciting, or old and heartwarming. If you have any suggestions, please fill out the form below. I’d love to love the books you love. Or something. 

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