Life after Harry Potter ....What's next ? - PART 1
A Listmania! list by LAL "LAL"(Green Bay, WI United States)
The list author says: "I created part 1 & 2 because a 40 item limit, just can't say it all!
A friend bought Harry Potter for me, said I HAD to read it. I procrastinated, as I didn't want to read "children's books"
However - now, I'm addicted! They are for young & old & I just can't get enough. And - the friend is now my husband. Not sure I owe that to JK Rowling though...
I hope you find my list helpful, please let me know - this list will be forever incomplete, because I'll be constantly adding & looking for new finds!
I'm getting ready to read Ursula K Le Guin, Libba Bray, Jasper Fforde, Ysabeau Wilce, Robin McKinley, Tamora Pierce, Holly Black, Cameron Dokey, Maggie Stiefvater, China Melville, Cinda Williams Chima, Obert Skye, Kate DiCamillo, Lisa McMann, Michael Scott, Lois Lowry, Trenton Lee Stewart, Patricia McKillip, MT Anderson, Scott Westerfield, Rick Riordan."
"I couldn't believe how good these books were, witty & fast paced. The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem's Eye & Ptolemy's Gate. I love the sarcastic humor & the story within a story while reading the footers. I recently purchased another Stroud book called The Last Siege as well. The 4th Bartimaeus is out now - The Ring Of Solomon!"
"I was extrememly reluctant to read this series, I didn't want to read a 'western'. But it's not that at all, this is really great fantasy & I waited (impatiently) for YEARS for completion!!! The rest: Drawing of the Three, Waste Lands, Wizard & Glass, Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah & the Dark Tower and now The Wind Through the Keyhole."
"One fun thing about Stephen King's books is that you can find part of the Dark Tower in almost all of them...hint hint. Don't forget to read Black House, the sequel to the Talisman. I also liked Floating Dragon by Peter Straub. Also: Hearts in Atlantis, Green Mile, Bag of Bones, Needful Things."
"I didn't want to read this book, it was huge & the title didn't sound interesting. But I couldn't put it down. I loved the old English wording and the use of footers (story within the story). Start with the book "The Ladies of Grace Adieu And Other Stories"."
"Who doesn't want to know the Wicked Witch's side of the story, or the 'real' stories of the classic fairy tales? I love this author. Don't forget to read the sequel - Son of a Witch along with the last one A Lion Among Men."
"And then you have the 'new classics' like this and Madeleine L'Engle - Wrinkle in Time, Roald Dahl - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Neverending Story - Michael Ende, Princess Bride - William Goldman. If you haven't read them yet, give them a try (or re-read them)!"
"Can't forget Peter Pan-J.M. Barrie, Alice in Wonderland-Lewis Carroll, Wizard of Oz-Frank Baum, Secret Garden-Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings, Mary Poppins, Brothers Grimm...etc. Even if you've seen the 'movie' try reading the books. They're often better & guaranteed to be enjoyable, don't pass them up!"
"I definitely enjoyed this series, though a bit too detailed - however, the plot is interesting & like nothing I've read before (The Abhorsen can walk in Death). Very captivating. The set includes Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen. There are also a few more: Across the Wall (stories), AND the Seventh Tower series, Keys to the Kingdom Series and The Ragwitch."