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As most of you know, I'm on Goodreads. Based on the books I've put on various shelves, Goodreads makes suggestions of other books it thinks I might like. Some I've read but it was so long ago that I can't remember enogh to rank them. Others I am unsure of, or even downright suspicious about.

So, I would like you to look over a typical recommendations list (this is from my "Adventure" shelf) and if you've read one of these or are familiar with the buzz, give me some info. I'm sorting these into alphabetical by title.

The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green
Almuric by Robert E. Howard
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
A Bride's Story, Vol. 1 by Kaoru Mori

Castle Waiting, Vol. 1 by Linda Medley
Children of the Sea, Volume One by Daisuke Igarashi
Crogan's Vengeance by Chris Schweizer
Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith

Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
The Dragon Waiting by John M. Ford
Dragons of the Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis

Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle

Foiled by Jane Yolen

Grandville by Bryan Talbot

The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith
Hunt at the Well of Eternity by Gabriel Hunt

In Search of the Castaways; or the Children of Captain Grant by Jules Verne

Jellaby by Kean Soo
Jhereg by Steven Brust

Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
King Arthur and His Knights: Selected Tales by Thomas Malory
Kull: Exile of Atlantis by Robert E. Howard

The Land that Time Forgot by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Lord Brocktree by Brian Jacques
Lord of the Silver Bow by David Gemmell

Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 by David Petersen

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
Northlanders, Vol. 1: Sven the Returned by Brian Wood

The Ordinary Princess by M.M. Kaye
Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper

Precipice by John Jackson Miller
The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald

Raising Dragons by Bryan Davis
The Return of the Shadow: The History of the Lord of the Rings, Part One by J.R.R. Tolkein

Stardust by Neil Gaiman
The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn
The Sword In the Stone by T.H. White
Swords and Deviltry by Fritz Leiber

Thomas the Rhymer by Ellen Kushner
Thor Visionaries: Walt Simonson Vol. 1 by Walt Simonson
The Time Traders by Andre Norton

The Whale Road by Robert Low
The Wonderful Adventures of Nils by Slema Lagerlof

X'ed Out by Charles Burns

Your thoughts and comments?

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Date: 2012-12-29 11:51 pm (UTC)
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Artemis Fowl
>> It's a children's book, but it's an interesting one. They're cute. First book in a long series, widely available I never read any more of it.

Crown Duel
>> Not bad, I remember reading it. But so forgettable I don't remember what it's about even. I didn't feel like my time was wasted though?

Dragons of Autumn Twilight
>> First in the 3 books that are the best known dragonlance novels. I like them, if you like D&D style adventure they're pretty fun.

Jhereg
>> I read it a very long time ago. It's part of a really long series.

Over Sea, Under Stone
>> Another children's book, but this one I can recommend...sort of. It's the weakest of The Dark is Rising books, try the second one first? They're surprisingly not action packed. Some of the first fantasy books I read as a child and when I re-read them as an adult I didn't feel that they were childish or dumbed down.

Stardust
>> Neil Gaiman is an amazing author. Stardust... isn't his best, but that still puts it leaps and bounds above other peoples bests. It's a romantic fairytale for grown ups.

The Time Traders
>> I actually haven't gotten ahold of this one, but Andre Norton is a good writer, and there's no reason this wouldn't be another great story. I want to say it's science fiction.

Any reason why they're so heavy on Arthurian and Fairytales? Or is goodreads just being silly today?

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