It might sound boring, but I think the boring stuff is the stuff I remember the most.
I'll admit I deliberately ignored the hype on The Expanse (books and show) for awhile. Finally got around to reading it and understand why it is so beloved. It's a space opera with the central theme exploring how people react in the face of information (share, hide, deny, leverage for power). The characters are relatable and, of course, there are space battles, zombies, and aliens. I had a few late nights cause I couldn't put the book down!
Books | James S. A. Corey
The only book I've ever purchased on title and cover alone. I was not disappointed! It's got the silliness and wit of Discworld with a baking twist. Adding vanilla to animated gingerbread men cookies to mellow them out? Brilliant!
A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking
Books | T. Kingfisher
John Gwynne writes another incredible and brutal story. If you loved his previous books with multiple POVs and a lot of realistic battle scenes, you'll enjoy this one as well. It's a blend of Norse mythology (specifically Ragnarok) with a hint of classic epics (Beowulf). Fair warning, it's descriptive in its violence but you'll be rewarded with a well crafted world and relatable characters.
The Shadow of the Gods
Books | John Gwynne
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