mycrazyhair assigned me: top five books you suspect I may not have read. (With reasons, please!) Jeez, make it easy, why don't you? There's not many books that I've read that you haven't, after all. And I don't read critically at all, so saying why I like something is hard. *g*
- His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik - It's a beautifully written alternate history, set during the Napoleonic wars. It was a completely engrossing read, and Temeraire is a wonderfully drawn personality, even if he is a dragon. *g* I didn't enjoy the sequels as much, but the first book was golden.
- Naked in Death by J.D. Robb -The first of the "in Death" series by J.D. Robb, it introduces us to Eve Dallas and Roarke. These books take place in the near-ish future (the 2050s), and have completely believable tech and social changes for the next 50 years. It's a completely believable world, and Eve and Roarke are a great couple. Eve's tough, even if she's a little bit broken. And she's a scarily-competent investigator. It has a great cast of supporting characters - Peabody's wonderful, as is Mavis. I've thoroughly enjoyed the whole series, actually.
- Outlander by Diana Galbadon - It's been a number of years since I've read it, but I keep buying the sequels. *g* Jamie and Claire are a great couple, and the background - the Culloden uprising - makes for some fairly tense moments. The core of the story is Jamie & Claire, though, and it's a wonderfully written romance.
- A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow - A tightly written murder mystery with a another scarily competent female P.I. She has a wolf/Malalmute cross named Mutt and Bujold on her bookshelves - how could I not like it?
- Freedom's Just Another Word For Nothing Left to Lose by Synecdochic -This is a bit of a cheat, I admit. It's fanfic (based on Stargate:Atlantis), for starters, and it's probably only novella-length as well. I've been re-reading constantly since it was published, though, and I find more in it each time I read it. Basically, it's the story of what the survivors of a war do once the war is over.