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The /r/books book club pick for September/October is Earthcore by Scott Sigler!
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Banned Books Week: September 2017
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Portable 17th-Century Book-Shaped Micro-Library Holds 50 Tiny Books - "Back in the 1600s, long before science fiction authors dreamed up digital e-readers, this Jacobean traveling library was making the rounds, housing dozens of small books in a larger book-shaped case."
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Getting frustrated with authors as of late... It seems like no-one writes stories with an end anymore.
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Sherlock Holmes taught Kareem Abdul-Jabbar how to win NBA games
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The It factor: exploring Stephen King’s Maine... With the film of Stephen King’s It breaking box-office records, a tour of the brooding locations in and around his home town that inspired the ‘King of Fright’
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Volunteers rescue thousands of books from Mosul library destroyed by Islamic State
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick
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A Secret History of the Pissing Figure in Art: A new book traces a steady stream of urine through the centuries
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Which sci-fi book is has the grandest scope you can think of?
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Books about magic
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I miss Frank Muller - Dark Tower Narrator
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Lillian Ross, a Pioneer of Literary Journalism, Has Died at Ninety-Nine
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Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson Review (no spoilers)
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Top 10 books about consciousness
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Does this dialogue technique have a name?
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Happy Birthday Stephen King
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Town of Escondido Privatizes City Library
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Favorite Endings?? [Spoilers]
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Studies on reading and writing you'd like to share?
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What books do you remember being read to as a child by a teacher/librarian?
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Career of Evil and Cuckoos Calling.
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The War Lord of the Air; Michael Moorcock
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Can we please stop the nonsense and give Philip Roth a Nobel Prize for Literature before he dies? An Open Letter to the Swedish Academy
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How long does it take for you to finish a book?
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How do readers find new and otherwise unknown books that spark their interest?
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I’m Peter V. Brett, internationally bestselling author of the Demon Cycle series—Come ask me anything!
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What is the best order to read the Chronicles of Narnia series?
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Three Body Problem got me to thinking about the weather in Game of Thrones
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Help with A Sand County Almanac.
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I've recently discovered the excitement of re-reading books!
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What do you think of Philip Kerr, the crime novelist?
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What book do you think of almost every day since reading it?
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Children and onlookers bemo-an the fate of Jakarta’s three-wheeled library
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Read my first book, cover to cover, in 10 years. "Tau Zero" by Poul Anderson.
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Explore 8 of The World’s Only Remaining Gay Bookstores
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Interesting connection I found between Silence of the Lambs and Infinite Jest.
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What were your favorite books when you were in high school?
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Just read the Razor's Edge
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Your local library's eBooks now appear in Google search
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Books age 1,000 years stored in a small African village
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Today is the 380th birthday of Samuel Johnson: author, literary critic, lexicographer, and meme.
15 possessedby_satan I can't think of many that I've read but I love the His Dark Materials series. Lyra is a great character. I am really looking forward to The Book of Dust.
6 corsair1617 The Abhorsen books. I preferred Sabriel but Lireal was cool as well.
20 Alberius Mistborn, great series
6 rrauwl I'm going to deviate from the norm and say the 'Crystal Singer' trilogy by Anne McCaffrey - Killashandra Ree being the protagonist. I loved her dedication of bettering herself, to pursue her chosen profession doggedly, and to risk everything in an attempt to find success.
5 ichigoli Anything by Tamora Pierce in the Tortall universe. The Song of the Lioness quartet is first and shows it as Pierce takes some time to get her style figured out but by the second quartet (Wild Magic series) she's really hit her stride. Each quartet, the pair and the trilogy can be read in any order without much problem but they all make little call outs to each other which carry better if you've read them in order. Song of the Lioness (4) Wild Magic (4) Protector of the Small (4) Trickster's Choice (2) Bekka Cooper (3)
4 SinSlayer Anita Blake series. At least until it turned into porn...
4 Captain_Desi_Pants Any Julliet Marillier books are wonderful. Mists of Avalon and most of Bradley's catalogue is great. Also, Jacqueline Carey's Kushel's Legacy series is excellent. I look forward to trying Mistborn next.
3 DownInDemerara Arha/ Tenar in *The Tombs of Atuan*.
3 bloodyell76 Daughter of the Empire/ Servant of the Empire/ Mistress of the Empire by Raymond E Feist and Janny Wurts (apparently really Janny Wurts and Raymond E Feist if we're going by who did the most work)
3 mcfrankline Someone's already said Mistborn, so i'll add the rest of Brandon sanderson's books with awesome lead female protagonists Shai from **The Emperor's Soul, by Brandon Sanderson** and Silence Montane from **Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell, by Brandon Sanderson**
2 serralinda73 Hop over to r/fantasy and explore there also. The Dragon Prince series by Melanie Rawn is my favorite combo of ladies, dragons, and magic.
2 EverySkywalkerEver I really loved the Starwars books Bloodline, and Lost Stars. If you haven't read a Starwars and you like Starwars, and or good si-fi in general please do yourself a favor and pick one up! Also I'm not sure if they are fantasy, but you know...
2 jfritsche I love Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar universe. Lots of trilogies and series within that...I started with the Arrows of the Queen trilogy when I was a kid and found them at the library. Not all the series have female protagonists but many do. I highly recommend pulling up a reading list for her online to see what goes with what. :-)
2 raymaehn The Witcher-novels have (arguably) a female protagonist. So, those.
2 SuddenGenreShift You might like The Iron Dragon's Daughter, it has a lady protagonist, dragons and magic. I'm not sure what I'd say my favourite is, so I'll cop out and give a top five. TIDD, The Scar, Slaves of the Mastery, The Fifth Season, Lavinia.
2 rhorke Broken Earth series (The Fifth Season and The Obelisk Gate) by NK Jemisin
2 oronteme Sisters of the Raven by Barbra Hambly - the main premise of the book is that women suddenly gain the ability to work magic, and it's a great story! If you're interested in a darker tone (like more bloody/lots of battles) then the Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley is excellent and two of the three POV characters are magic-wielding women.
2 arch_maniac *Mistborn: The Hero of Ages* by Brandon Sanderson
2 CHADUM96 I've only read one: Mistborn. I'm not actually done with it, but its good so far
2 agm66 Ladies and dragons? You want Pern. No magic, because it's technically SF, but still. Start with the original trilogy (*Dragonflight*, *Dragonquest*, and *The White Dragon* - male protagonist for that last one, but still, lots of strong female characters), but make sure to also read the Harper Hall trilogy (*Dragonsong*, *Dragonsinger*, *Dragondrums* - again, male lead for the third). No dragons, but N.K. Jemisin's *Inheritance* and *Broken Earth* trilogies are great. Urban fantasy? Try Seanan McGuire's *October Daye* series. No dragons yet, but strong ladies and tons of magic. Naomi Novik's *Uprooted* has a dragon, but it's the name of a wizard, not an actual fire-breathing beast. Great story, lots of magic, wonderful female lead.
2 Zireks Got to love some good ol' fashion era 1 Mistborn
3 Rork310 Debatable whether she counts as the lead since it's an ensemble cast but The Liveship Traders trilogy by Robin Hobb matches up to your "Anything with ladies and dragons and magic" description pretty well. Althea Vestrit is probably the closest to a main character and I'd say atleast 60%+ of the viewpoint and major characters are female. Maybe more. It's a part of Hobb's larger Realm of the Elderlings setting but Liveships works fine on it's own. Though I would recommend the entire series. Even the male led books introduce some excellent female characters.
1 twiceblocked I recently read Travel Light by Naomi Mitchison and was entranced by its fairytale style. It has magic and dragons and focuses on a single young lady, so you might like it too.
1 Uppercasenumber Gotta go Elemental Trilogy. More of a young-teen series by Sherry Thomas but it launched my interest in reading so it holds a special place in my heart.
17 0 possessedby_satan I can't think of many that I've read but I love the His Dark Materials series. Lyra is a great character. I am really looking forward to The Book of Dust.
7 0 corsair1617 The Abhorsen books. I preferred Sabriel but Lireal was cool as well.
20 0 Alberius Mistborn, great series
6 0 rrauwl I'm going to deviate from the norm and say the 'Crystal Singer' trilogy by Anne McCaffrey - Killashandra Ree being the protagonist. I loved her dedication of bettering herself, to pursue her chosen profession doggedly, and to risk everything in an attempt to find success.
6 0 ichigoli Anything by Tamora Pierce in the Tortall universe. The Song of the Lioness quartet is first and shows it as Pierce takes some time to get her style figured out but by the second quartet (Wild Magic series) she's really hit her stride. Each quartet, the pair and the trilogy can be read in any order without much problem but they all make little call outs to each other which carry better if you've read them in order. Song of the Lioness (4) Wild Magic (4) Protector of the Small (4) Trickster's Choice (2) Bekka Cooper (3)
5 0 SinSlayer Anita Blake series. At least until it turned into porn...
4 0 Captain_Desi_Pants Any Julliet Marillier books are wonderful. Mists of Avalon and most of Bradley's catalogue is great. Also, Jacqueline Carey's Kushel's Legacy series is excellent. I look forward to trying Mistborn next.
4 0 DownInDemerara Arha/ Tenar in *The Tombs of Atuan*.
3 0 bloodyell76 Daughter of the Empire/ Servant of the Empire/ Mistress of the Empire by Raymond E Feist and Janny Wurts (apparently really Janny Wurts and Raymond E Feist if we're going by who did the most work)
3 0 mcfrankline Someone's already said Mistborn, so i'll add the rest of Brandon sanderson's books with awesome lead female protagonists Shai from **The Emperor's Soul, by Brandon Sanderson** and Silence Montane from **Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell, by Brandon Sanderson**
2 0 serralinda73 Hop over to r/fantasy and explore there also. The Dragon Prince series by Melanie Rawn is my favorite combo of ladies, dragons, and magic.
2 0 EverySkywalkerEver I really loved the Starwars books Bloodline, and Lost Stars. If you haven't read a Starwars and you like Starwars, and or good si-fi in general please do yourself a favor and pick one up! Also I'm not sure if they are fantasy, but you know...
2 0 jfritsche I love Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar universe. Lots of trilogies and series within that...I started with the Arrows of the Queen trilogy when I was a kid and found them at the library. Not all the series have female protagonists but many do. I highly recommend pulling up a reading list for her online to see what goes with what. :-)
2 0 raymaehn The Witcher-novels have (arguably) a female protagonist. So, those.
2 0 SuddenGenreShift You might like The Iron Dragon's Daughter, it has a lady protagonist, dragons and magic. I'm not sure what I'd say my favourite is, so I'll cop out and give a top five. TIDD, The Scar, Slaves of the Mastery, The Fifth Season, Lavinia.
2 0 rhorke Broken Earth series (The Fifth Season and The Obelisk Gate) by NK Jemisin
2 0 oronteme Sisters of the Raven by Barbra Hambly - the main premise of the book is that women suddenly gain the ability to work magic, and it's a great story! If you're interested in a darker tone (like more bloody/lots of battles) then the Mirror Empire by Kameron Hurley is excellent and two of the three POV characters are magic-wielding women.
2 0 arch_maniac *Mistborn: The Hero of Ages* by Brandon Sanderson
2 0 CHADUM96 I've only read one: Mistborn. I'm not actually done with it, but its good so far
2 0 agm66 Ladies and dragons? You want Pern. No magic, because it's technically SF, but still. Start with the original trilogy (*Dragonflight*, *Dragonquest*, and *The White Dragon* - male protagonist for that last one, but still, lots of strong female characters), but make sure to also read the Harper Hall trilogy (*Dragonsong*, *Dragonsinger*, *Dragondrums* - again, male lead for the third). No dragons, but N.K. Jemisin's *Inheritance* and *Broken Earth* trilogies are great. Urban fantasy? Try Seanan McGuire's *October Daye* series. No dragons yet, but strong ladies and tons of magic. Naomi Novik's *Uprooted* has a dragon, but it's the name of a wizard, not an actual fire-breathing beast. Great story, lots of magic, wonderful female lead.
2 0 Zireks Got to love some good ol' fashion era 1 Mistborn
3 0 Rork310 Debatable whether she counts as the lead since it's an ensemble cast but The Liveship Traders trilogy by Robin Hobb matches up to your "Anything with ladies and dragons and magic" description pretty well. Althea Vestrit is probably the closest to a main character and I'd say atleast 60%+ of the viewpoint and major characters are female. Maybe more. It's a part of Hobb's larger Realm of the Elderlings setting but Liveships works fine on it's own. Though I would recommend the entire series. Even the male led books introduce some excellent female characters.
1 0 twiceblocked I recently read Travel Light by Naomi Mitchison and was entranced by its fairytale style. It has magic and dragons and focuses on a single young lady, so you might like it too.
1 0 Uppercasenumber Gotta go Elemental Trilogy. More of a young-teen series by Sherry Thomas but it launched my interest in reading so it holds a special place in my heart.