We ended up with a decent list! Because I have not personally read most of these, I can’t guarantee that every one has an HEA. If I suspect or know that a book doesn’t have a happy ending, I’ll note so with an ***.
The notes below are a mix of comments from the contributor and my own research.
Natasha Anders (author). According to the contributor, she writes romances set in South Africa. I couldn’t confirm settings for her books, the closest I came is A Ruthless Proposition, which includes a one-night-stand in Tokyo.
I’ve seen a couple of people doing @macrolit‘s challenge and it seems really cool so I’m gonna do it! I tried to pick ones of my favorites that other people might not yet know.
A: Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery (This one’s my favorite of the series.) B: The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley C: A Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson D: A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge E: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede F: Fire by Kristin Cashore G: Going Postal by Terry Pratchett H: His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik I: The Imperial Radch books by Ann Leckie J: The Just City by Jo Walton K: Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear L: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch M: Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson N: A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan O: Odds Against by Dick Francis P: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder Q: The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner R: Red Rising by Pierce Brown S: Sabriel by Garth Nix T: Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton U: The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman V: The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold–again, not a book but a series. Be warned, they get a little dark. W: The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett X: For this one I have nothing I’d recommend–no X authors or titles–so I’m counting this one as an eXtra space ;) for books I love that didn’t really fit: So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane and everything by Tamora Pierce. Y: The Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty Z: According to Goodreads and my own capable brain, I have read absolutely nothing that starts with Z, so this is the best I can do: The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.
If anyone wants to know why I recommend them, let me know, and I can tell you about them!
Hey, tumblr! It’s halfway through the year now (how???) and I was looking through my book list and thinking that I have read so many good books this year, so I thought I would just throw my book list as it stands under a cut, with brief notes on the books in case anyone is interested! Or wants to talk about how awesome they are. Or even wants to recommend me some based on what I’ve read!
Or just tell me what you’ve been reading, if you do not want to deal with, um. A 90-item annotated list.
Vanessa. And where is she? When did we lose her, Ethan? She was standing in a quiet room, gazing up at a cross. She reached out, took it from the wall and put it in the fire. And then she was lost. And so alone.