If You Love Sookie Stackhouse...Part 2

A Listmania! list by P. A. Homsher "Escapist" (Rocky River, OH USA)
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The list author says: "If you've worked your way through all Charlaine Harris' backlist (I love the Shakespeare series, the librarian series and the Harper Connelly series too--but the Sookie series stands above the rest) and you need something else to help you escape the mundane world, try these! It's an eclectic list, but all included usually have in common kick-butt female characters (or really cool males), hot relationships (but no annoying "romance" plot contrivances), fascinating settings and pure escapism (depressing or deep need not apply). Mostly fantasy and sci-fi, with a few mystery, military and humor authors thrown in for good measure. (Note--I tried to find the first in the series whenever possible to illustrate, but sometimes couldn't remember... I highly recommend reading all series in order)"
Makers
1.  Makers by Cory Doctorow
The list author says:
  "Apocalyptic future, amazingly well rendered.  Don't know if the author has written any others, but I keep looking..."
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Quarter Share
2.  Quarter Share by Nathan Lowell
The list author says:
  "Read the first three in 2 days... can't wait for the next in the series. Total space opera coming of age fluff"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (453 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles)
3.  Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles) by Kevin Hearne
The list author says:
  "Favorite new series--any Druid who speaks LOL cat is OK by me"
$7.19   Used & New from: $2.39
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (868 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Beat the Reaper: A Novel
4.  Beat the Reaper: A Novel by Josh Bazell
The list author says:
  "Wow--grabs you right from the beginning.  Single novel--but I'm looking for more by this author"
$14.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (320 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Ready Player One
5.  Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
The list author says:
  "Found this single work on the "Best of 2011" list for SF & F and definitely agree--great read"
$19.08   Used & New from: $8.48
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,811 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

China Trade
6.  China Trade by S. J. Rozan
The list author says:
  "Great detective series with Chinese woman and American man loosely teamed--some are from her perspective, some from his--all are good reads"
$7.19   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

Monkeewrench
7.  Monkeewrench by P. J. Tracy
The list author says:
  "Terrific series!  Wish "P J" (actually a mother daughter team) would write more"
$7.19   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews)

Semper Fi (The Corps, Book 1)
8.  Semper Fi (The Corps, Book 1) by W. E. B. Griffin
The list author says:
  "Love all his series (except those written with his son Butterworth--they are NOT worth buying or reading), The Corps and Badge of Honor series are particular favorites.  Great fast reads, military or police settings."
$7.19   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)

WebMage (Ravirn, Book 1)
9.  WebMage (Ravirn, Book 1) by Kelly McCullough
The list author says:
  "Fun fantasy mix of modern technology and Greek myth."
$7.19   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Killing Rain
10.  Killing Rain by Barry Eisler
The list author says:
  "The ultimate assassin...  Particularly good on cd"
$7.19   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (189 customer reviews)

The Devil Inside (Morgan Kingsley, Exorcist, Book 1)
11.  The Devil Inside (Morgan Kingsley, Exorcist, Book 1) by Jenna Black
The list author says:
  "A kick-butt exorcist"
$6.29   Used & New from: $0.01
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

The Host: A Novel
12.  The Host: A Novel by Stephenie Meyer
The list author says:
  "OK, OK so I am on Team Jacob (wow, I hate to admit it lol)--they are a fun read (couldn't stand the movies though--at least in the books you can skim the heavy handed teen angst).  Her adult novel (Host) is a terrific read"
$16.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5,531 customer reviews) | 76 customer discussions

Garden Spells (Bantam Discovery)
13.  Garden Spells (Bantam Discovery) by Sarah Addison Allen
The list author says:
  "Southern odd (in the best way). The Girl Who Chased the Moon is excellent too (Sugar queen, not so much)"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (523 customer reviews)

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The Hunger Games (Book 1)
14.  The Hunger Games (Book 1) by Suzanne Collins
The list author says:
  "I didn't think I'd enjoy them from the cover blurbs, but ended up loving all three in the series."
$6.21   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22,147 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Siren Song
15.  Siren Song by Cat Adams
The list author says:
  "Great escapist fare"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated
16.  Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated by Alison Arngrim
The list author says:
  "An awesome autobiography"
$21.01   Used & New from: $1.02
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (556 customer reviews)

The Tightrope Walker
17.  The Tightrope Walker by Dorothy Gilman
The list author says:
  "Loved this book way back when, and loved it again when I reread it recently. Not a huge fan of her other works unfortunately"
$7.19   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Whatever happened to the *past* tense? 3 Jul 12, 2014
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No Footnotes on Kindle Edition 4 Feb 9, 2013
when are the other print books in solar clipper series coming out? 13 Dec 20, 2012
 
   

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