Every week we ask our followers to recommend the books they absolutely loved! Posts like that are usually very popular, which is beautiful to see since it shows how bookworms among our audience can’t wait to share their experience with a particular book title(s) that entertained and touched them.
These titles were among the favourites in this week’s poll. Let’s start!
- Diana Gabaldon – OUTLANDER
Outlander was the first in a super popular series of novels written by Gabaldon. A mix of several genres, the Outlander series features elements of historical fiction, romance, adventure and science fiction/fantasy. Published in 1991, it focuses on 20th century nurse Claire Randall, who time travels to 18th century Scotland and finds adventure and romance with the dashing James Fraser.
2. Julie Kagawa – The Iron Fey The Iron Fey is a book series written by Julie Kagawa.
This series follows Meghan Chase, a girl who finds herself drawn into the world of the Fey, including characters from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream. The books series was published by Harlequin Teen 2010-2012, including several short stories tying into the main four books in the series. There is a spin-off series, The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten Trilogy.
3. Stephen King – The Dead Zone
The Dead Zone is a supernatural thriller novel by Stephen King published in 1979. It concerns Johnny Smith, who is injured in an accident and remains in a coma for nearly five years. When he emerges, he can see horrifying secrets but cannot identify all the details in his “dead zone”, an area of his brain that suffered permanent damage as the result of his accident. Much of the novel is played out against the historical backdrop of the 1970s. The story might be based on self-proclaimed “psychic” Peter Hurkos, who received a head injury in a fall from a ladder, and afterward claimed to be able to know things about people by touching objects that belonged to them (psychometry). The Dead Zone was nominated for the Locus Award in 1980
4. Rachel Keener – The Memory Thief: A Novel
When Angel sets fire to her childhood home, it isn’t the endit’s the beginning. Left with nothing but a few memories in her pocket, Angel escapes into the fields of tobacco, the only place she has ever felt safe. Hidden by those green-gold leaves, she sets her eyes on the mountains and believes someone waits for her there. Angel will do whatever she has to until she finds her. She longs to empty her pockets, hand over the answers to what became of her, and whisper, This is my story.
5. Jonathan Maberry – Joe Legder Series
Joe Ledger is the name of an ongoing series of bio-terrorism thriller books written by Jonathan Maberry, beginning with the 2009 Patient Zero. The series also includes several short stories, audio originals and novellas. The first three books in the series were optioned for a potential television series on ABC and a pilot was written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach. It was not picked up for a full series.
Written By Ana Jembrek