Help! I'm stuck in a reading rut.?

I love fantasy books but I'm finding myself reading the books I like over and over again, Can you suggest any good authors or books to try please?

I usually read Terry Prettchet, Rowling, Tolkien,

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    Madeleine L'Engle:

    A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time.

    Herge (a.k.a. Georges Prosper Remi):

    The Adventures of Tintin (24 volumes)

    Cornelia Funke:

    Dragon Rider

    Ingraine the Brave

    Inkheart, Inkspell, and Inkdeath

    The Thief Lord

    Brandon Mull:

    Fablehaven, Rise of the Evening Star, and Grip of the Shadow Plague.

    Katherine Paterson:

    Bridge to Terabithia

    Orson Scott Card:

    Seventh Son

    Carol Kendall:

    The Firelings

    The Gammage Cup (One of my favorites when I was young)

    The Whisper of Glocken

    Eoin Colfer:

    Artemis Fowl, The Arctic Incident, The Opal Deception, The Lost Colony, The Artemis Fowl Files: A Companion Book, and The Graphic Novel.

    Andre Norton:

    The Witch World, The Web of the Witch World, Three against the Witch World, Year of the Unicorn, Warlock of the Witch World, Dragon Scale Silver, Dream Smith, The Toads of Grimmerale, Spider Silk, Sword of Unbelief, and Sarsthor's Bane.

    Ursula K. LeGuin:

    Earthsea, A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tehanu, Tales from Earthsea, The Other Wind, and Voices.

    Diana Wynne Jones:

    The Chronicles of Chrestomanci - Charmed Life, The Lives of Christopher Chant, Witch Week, The Magicians of Caprona, and Mixed Magics.

    Tamora Pierce:

    The Song of the Lioness Series - Alanna: The First Adventure, In the Hand of the Goddess, The Woman Who Rides Like a Man, and Lioness Rampant.

    Protector of the Small Series - First Test, Page, Squire, and Lady Knight

    Michael Ende:

    Night of Wishes

    The Neverending Story

    Mary Stewart:

    A Walk in the Wolf Wood

    Howard Pyle:

    The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

    Story of King Arthur and His Knights - There are several collections of stories about King Arthur.

    C. S. Lewis:

    The 7 volume Chronicles of Narnia is a tale of good against evil with very definite Christian influences. Lewis was an atheist who because of his friendship with Tolkien became a Christian. This strongly affected his writing.

    The seven books are as follows:

    The Magician's Nephew; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; and The Last Battle.

    Also by C. S. Lewis - The Screwtape Letters and The Great Divorce.

    Philip Pullman:

    The Golden Compass

    James Patterson:

    Maximum Ride Series - The Angel Experiment, School's Out Forever, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports, and The Final Warning.

    Meg Cabot:

    Mediator Series - Shadowland, Ninth Key, Reunion, Darkest Hour, Haunted, and Twilight.

    Chris D'Lacey:

    The Fire Within, Icefire, Fire Star, and The Fire Eternal.

    Donita K. Paul:

    Dragonspell, Dragon Quest, Dragon Knight, Dragon Fire, and Dragon Light.

    Brian Jacques:

    Redwall Series - Redwall, Mossflower, Mattimeo, Mariel of Redwall, Salamandastron, Martin the Warrior, The Bellmaker, Outcast of Redwall, The Pearls of Lutra, The Long Patrol, Marlfox, The Legend of Luke, Lord Brocktree, The Taggerung, Triss, Loamhedge, Rakkety Tam, and High Rhulain.

    Stephenie Meyer:

    Vampire Romance - Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.

    Joanne Harris:

    Runemarks

    Juliet Marillier:

    Wildwood Dancing and Cybele's Secret

    Edwin A. Abbott:

    Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (The sequel, Sphereland is by Dionys Burger. It is possible to purchase both in one volume.)

    J. R. R. Tolkien:

    The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Two Towers, and The Return of the King; Silmarillion; also Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

    George MacDonald:

    Phantastes

    At the Back of the North Wind

    Christopher Paolini:

    In the first book, Eragon, a young man finds a mysterious blue stone in the forested mountains above his home in Alagaesia. Along with his blue dragon, Saphira, Eragon is stumbling about because things are happening to him which he does not understand. His inner goodness and common sense enable him to muddle through and he has some help from a couple of humans and some dwarfs. In the second book, Eldest, the dwarfs, elves, humans, Eragon, and Saphira have joined forces against evil. Eragon and Saphira have begun training to understand and improve their skills. A new, red dragon makes an appearance. I've been told that in the third book a golden dragon will appear. It has just been announced that the third book, Brisingr, will be available on September 20, 2008. Originally planned as a trilogy, Paolini has recently decided that there will be four books in his Inheritance Cycle.

    John Beachem:

    Storms of Vengeance is John's first novel and I've been told that it is part of a series of 8 to 10 books. There is a murder mystery to be solved. Who did it and why? There is a mythical Lorradda Stone to locate. There are three parallel stories as we follow the actions of three different groups of people. There are also some ogres, two elves, several sorcerers, a troll, and one very impressive river monster. The book ends with a cliff hanger. One reason that young people gave for liking Harry Potter was the detail in the stories. They will find plenty of detail here as well. The title of the second book in the series will be The Hunter and the Marked.

    David Eddings:

    There are three stories in Volume I of The Belgariad: Pawn of Prophecy, Queen of Sorcery, and Magician's Gambit. Volume II of The Belgariad has two stories: Castle of Wizardry and Enchanters' End Gambit. If you are looking for grand adventure and plenty of detail it is here. Some may object to the slow progression and limited action of this tale. A sorcerer and his daughter, a sorceress, have gathered together a group of individuals to fight evil. It seems that the particular make-up for this group is necessary based upon an ancient prophecy. The group includes: the Nimble Thief, the Man with Two Lives, the Blind Man, the Dreadful Bear, the Knight Protector, the Horse Lord, the Bowman, the Queen of the World, and the Mother of the Race that Died. A young boy named Garion, who was raised by his Aunt Pol, is caught up in all of this, though he doesn't know why. But then, is she really his Aunt? There is so much detail that I have not as yet confirmed there are no mistakes in the mapping of the story. I thoroughly enjoyed The Belgariad and look forward to reading the sequel, The Mallorean.

    The Mallorean Volume I: Guardians of the West, King of the Murgos, and Demon Lord of Karanda by David Eddings

    The Mallorean Volume II: Sorceress of Darshive and The Seeress of Kell by David Eddings

    Polgara, the Sorceress by David Eddings

    Belgarath, the Sorcerer by David Eddings

    Isaac Asimov:

    Though Asimov is usually thought of as a science fiction writer, Magic is a collection of his fantasy short stories.

    Jim Butcher:

    The Dresden Files - Storm Front, Fool Moon, Grave Peril, Summer Knight, Death Masks, Blood Rites, Dead Beat, Proven Guilty, White Knight, and Small Favor.

    Terry Brooks:

    The Sword of Shanarra, The Elfstones of Shanarra, and The Wishsong of Shanarra.

    Mercedes Lackey:

    The Mage Winds Trilogy - Winds of Fate, Winds of Change, and Winds of Fury.

    Velgarth Series - Exile's Honor, Exile's Valor, Take a Thief, Arrors of the Queen, Arrow's Flight, and Arrow's Fall

    Diana Tregarde Trilogy - Burning Water, Children of the Night, and Jinx High.

    Richard Adams:

    Watership Down

    George Orwell:

    Animal Farm

    Richard Bach:

    Jonathan Livingston Seagull

    Raymond E. Fiest:

    Magician: Apprentice and Magician: Master

    The Riftwar Saga (Magician, Silverthorn, A Darkness at Sethanon)

    Krondor's Sons (Prince of the Blood, The King's Bucaneer)

    Serpent War Saga (Shadow of a Dark Queen, Rise of a Merchant Prince, Rage of a Demon King, Shards of a Broken Crown)

    Riftwar Legacy (Krondor: The Betrayal, Krondor: The Assassins, Krondor: Tear of the Gods)

    Honored Enemy: Legends of the Riftwar

    Conclave of Shadows Saga (Talon of the Silver Hawk, King of Foxes, Exile's Return)

    Dark War Saga (Flight of the Nighthawks, Into a Dark Realm, Wrath of a Mad God)

    Raymond E. Fiest and Janny Wurts:

    Empire Trilogy - Daughter of the Empire, Servant of the Empire, and Mistress of the Empire.

    Dave Farland:

    Runelords - The Sum of All Men, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Wizardborn, The Lair of Bones, Sons of the Oak, and Worldbinder.

    Dean Koontz:

    Odd Thomas Series - Odd Thomas, Forever Odd, Brother Odd, and Odd Hours.

    Robin Hobb:

    Farseer Trilogy - Assassin's Apprentice, Royal Assassin, and Assassin's Quest.

    Patricia A. McKillip:

    The Riddlemaster of Hed, Heir of Sea and Fire, Harpist in the Wind, Riddle Master's Game, and Riddle of Stars.

    Susanna Clarke:

    Jonathon Strange and Mr. Norrell

    George R. R. Martin:

    A Song of Fire and Ice Saga - A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, A Dance of Dragons, The Winds of Winter, and A Dream of Spring.

    Steven Erikson:

    Malazan Book of the Fallen Saga - Gardens of the Moon, Deadhouse Gates, Memories of Ice, House of Chains, Midnight Tides, The Bone Hunters, Reaper's Gate, and Toll the Hounds.

    R. Scott Baker:

    Prince of Nothing Trilogy - The Darkness That Comes Before, The Warrior Prophet, and The Thousandfold Thought.

    Joe Haldeman:

    The Forever War

    Gene Wolfe:

    The Wizard Knight

    Robert Jordan:

    The Wheel of Time Saga - The Eye of the World, The Great Hunt, The Dragon Reborn, The Shadow Rising, The Fires of Heaven, Lord of Chaos, The Path of Daggers, Winter's Heart, Crossroads of Twilight, and Knife of Dreams.

    A Memory of Light - The twelfth and last novel in this series will be completed by Brandon Sanderson since Robert Jordan passed awa

  • 1 decade ago

    Try the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind, which begins with Wizard's First Rule. Also the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton, which begins with Guilty Pleasures.

  • 1 decade ago

    Try "The Eyes of the Dragon" by Stephen King Came out about 20 years ago Very scary and exciting!

  • 1 decade ago

    Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer.

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  • 3 years ago

    why drop a classification you like. quite, positioned extra time into your different instructions and use your photos classwork as an advantage or reward. Say, i visit concentration on technological expertise, math, despite.. Then when I get those carried out, i will do photos.

  • 1 decade ago

    Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse are amazing books.

  • 1 decade ago

    karen kingsbury, lori wick umm thats all i can think of at the moment

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