I’m reading David Eddings’ Belgriad at the moment. No, that’s not entirely right. I’m listening to it. Listening to a book read – and read very well, I might add – is a completely different experience for someone like me who reads very fast. Hearing the book allows you to appreciate the storytelling in a way that isn’t always possible if you’re reading. I’ve also read The Elenium by Eddings; that was a good read as well.
As long as I can remember, I’ve always gravitated towards Fantasy and SF. Here’s a few recommendations:
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever by Stephen R. Donaldson
The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R. Donaldson
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin (Unfinished)
The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Guvriel Kay
The Sarantine Mosaic by Guy Gavriel Kay
The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan (Unfinished)
The Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind (Unfinished)
The Shannara Series by Terry Brooks
The Heritage of Shannara Series by Terry Brooks
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Dune by Frank Herbert (Only read the first one. The sequels are horrible.)
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (The sequels aren’t all that great.)
The Lives of Christopher Chant by Diana Wynne Jones (Haven’t read the sequels.)
Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke
Can’t think of others right now. Maybe later.
Tolkien’s The Lord of The Rings is not on the list. Because I still haven’t finished it. One more book to go; I’ll get through it eventually. And yes, I do read more than just SF and Fantasy. I’ll list some more genres at another time.