Sharon's Faves

Clip art of a girl reading a book.Readers’ Advisory is one of the most delightful parts of being a public librarian. My challenge this year has been to read various types of fiction. It’s time to share a few of my favorites. Disclaimer – These are my categories for the book but some could certainly fall into other types of fiction.


ADVENTURE Force of Nature. Box Hatchet. Paulsen

CHRISTIAN Forbidden.  Dekker The Shack: a novel. Young

DYSTOPIAN The Hunger Games. Collins Divergent.  Roth

FANTASY Game of Thrones.  Martin The Name of the Wind. Rothfuss

HISTORICAL Pompeii: a novel. Harris The Ballad of Tom Dooley: a ballad novel.  McCrumb

HORROR Heart-shaped Box. Hill The Ruins: a novel. Smith

HUMOR Lean Mean Thirteen. Evanovich Harris and Me. Paulsen

LITERARY Memoirs of a Geisha: a novel. Golden The Snow Child: a novel. Ivey

MYSTERY & RECIPIES Goldy Schulz Series by Diane Mott Davidson Hannah Swensen Series by Joanne  Fluke

REALISTIC Hate List. Brown Defending Jacob: a novel. Landay

ROMANCE Pride and Prejudice. Austen Redeeming Love. Rivers

SCIENCE FICTION Embassytown.  Miéville Old man's war. Scalzi