The Midnight List

Favorite books in no particular order. Some titles may not stand up to time, or my own changing tastes but at the time I read them they made an impact on me. As I recall great reads and experience new ones the list will grow. I hope this list makes you think about your own great reads and  feel free to share.

Recent
Children of Earth and Sky – Guy Gavriel Kay
The Thousand Names: book one of the Shadow Campaigns – Django Wexler

Current List
Fantasy:
The Nonexistant Knight / The Cloven Viscount – Italo Calvino
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet – David Mitchell
The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman
Who Fears Death – Nnedi Okorafor
Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe – Thomas Ligotti

General Fiction & Literature:
The Aleph and other Stories – Jorge Luis Borges
Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Early Years
Fantasy:
Fafhrd & The Gray Mouser Series – Fritz Leiber
The Lord of The Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien
The Silmarillion –  J. R. R. Tolkien
The Hobbit  –  J. R. R. Tolkien
The Belgariad – David Eddings
The Books of the Black Company – Glen Cook
The Elves and the Otterskin – Elizabeth Boyer
Deyrni series – Katherine Kurtz
Sword of Shannara Trilogy – Terry Brooks
The Mists of Avalon – Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Stress of Her Regard – Tim Powers
On Stranger Tides – Tim Powers
Swordspoint – Ellen Kushner

Science Fiction:

I Robot – Isaac Asimov
Lord Kelvin’s Machine – James P. Blaylock
Anubis Gates – Tim Powers

General Fiction & Literature:
The World According to Garp – John Irving
A Prayer For Owen Meany – John Irving
Cider House Rules – John Irving
The Waterworks – E. L. Doctorow
Of Love and Other Demons – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Perfume – Patrick Suskind
Knowledge of Angels – Jill Paton Walsh
Dead Certainties – Simon Schama

Story List:
How to Get Back to the Forest, by Sofia Samatar
The Corn Maiden, by Joyce Carol Oates

Collections:
Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall, by Kazuo Ishiguro

Non-Fiction:
Plagues and Peoples – William H. McNeil
The Flamingo’s Smile – Stephen Jay Gould
The Hero With A Thousand Faces – Joseph Campbell

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