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Title
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We are The Eden Book Society, nearly 100 years of unseen horror: Andrew Michael Hurley, Jenn Ashworth, Sam Mills. Ask Us Anything!
39
Native American Literature: November 2017
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The US Embassy in Germany published a richly detailed outline of American literature, from the earliest times up to the 1980s
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Join the Battle for Net Neutrality!! We need to stop them from allowing ISPs to charge us extra fees to access ebooks, games or anything else!
134
The art of Terry Pratchett's Discworld – in pictures
172
The Kindle is Ten Years Old
458
Laundry, libraries, and literacy: Why one group is putting books in laundromats
10
Parents, please let your kids read whatever they like
49
The Keats Letters Project is sharing 200 year-old Keats' letters online
5
[Spoilers] Phillip K. Dick's VALIS
41
100 Notable Books of 2017 NYTimes
6
Why do people dislike The Catcher in the Rye?
29
For those giving books as gifts this holiday, will you read those copies beforehand?
15
Just finished man in the high castle and I'm not impressed...
1
Who here has read Anna and the French Kiss and can we discuss it? Did you like it or dislike it?
22
What would be a good argument I could make to my students as to why television can't replace reading fiction?
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Two versions of same book printed 30 years apart show how society has changed
7
What I learned from talking to strangers about books on the New York City subway
14
The Best Books About New York City
2
The Gap series, by Stephen R Donaldson
0
Just finished Stephen Colbert's Midnight Confessions.
1
Started reading The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli, last month. But it felt so dated to proceed after a few chapters, and I had to quit. Am I the only one feeling this way?
1
how to read a people's history of the united states
5
The Country of Ice Cream Star
15
Sladehouse by David Mitchell
2
Are Norton Critical Editions okay for casual reading?
3
Reading speed trouble?
2
What is your favorite real-world literary place?
1
Is it recommended that Robertson Davies' trilogy books be read in order?
5
Curious George Biopic Tells Incredible True Story Behind the Books
7
LeVar Burton recreates the Art of Fiction interview with James Baldwin
4
The Picture in Joan Didion's Mind
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Kids’ book called ‘P is for Palestine’ is stirring up outrage among moms
0
Favorite author as a 22 year old female
32
Amazon's $1bn bet on Lord of the Rings shows scale of its TV ambition
24
Thucydides ancient account of the Peloponnesian War has many fascinating parallels with modern times.
5
2017 Costa Book Awards Shortlist Announced - The Millions
11
The True Glamour of Clarice Lispector
22
Now is a good time to start reading, or brush up on Robert Jordan's fantasy series The Wheel of Time
14
Mythos review: the Greek myths get the Stephen Fry treatment
2
Buying books online from Downpour?
1
Question about “A Simple Plan” movie vs. book.
17 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 corsair1617 The Abhorsen books. I preferred Sabriel but Lireal was cool as well.
16 Alberius Mistborn, great series
7 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)
3 SinSlayer Anita Blake series. At least until it turned into porn...
5 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 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.
19 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.
4 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)
3 0 SinSlayer Anita Blake series. At least until it turned into porn...
3 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
2 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.