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Books On My List (see also or bookmouse78
This is a great site to keep track of what you have read, what you want to read, and what you thought of it. It's also great to see others' reviews of books. I have posted some writing here, also. I'm a "goodreads author," as Sierra Torrin.

Recomended Books

Mists of Avalon by Miriam Zimmer-Bradley
This is a wonderful book surrounding King Arthur and Camelot, but from the feminine viewpoint. It is also a great look at ancient Christianity and Wicca.

Keepers by Gary Braunbeck
Very creepy! And Iím not usually into horror novels. This one keeps you reading.

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
I have always liked the unicorn tapestry, and this novel tells the making of the six tapestries interwoven (pun intended!) with a hilarious and wonderful love story.

Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier
Also a fabulous book by Ms. Chevalier, this tale follows several characters through Victorian England. Wonderful details, fresh characters. I picked this book up on a whim, just looked at the cover. I really like her casual style of writing.

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
The short copy on the back of my book says it best: "We hear the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner. Unfortunately, Sister Mary Loquacious of the Chattering Order has misplaced the Antichrist. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles. And the representatives from Heaven and Hell have decided they actually like the human raceÖ"

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christís Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
If you donít laugh on every page, put it down and go directly to the psychologist. :) This book is wonderfully sacrilegious. An angel brings back Biff from the dead to write down the events after Jesusí birth until his death from his viewpoint.

Battle Royal by Koushun Takami
Battle Royale, a high-octane thriller about senseless youth violence, is one of Japan's best-selling - and most controversial - novels. As part of a ruthless program by the totalitarian government, ninth-grade students are taken to a small isolated island with a map, food, and various weapons. Forced to wear special collars that explode when they break a rule, they must fight each other for three days until only one "winner" remains. The elimination contest becomes the ultimate in must-see reality television. A Japanese pulp classic available in English for the first time, Battle Royale is a potent allegory of what it means to be young and survive in today's dog-eat-dog world. The first novel by small-town journalist Koushun Takami, it went on to become an even more notorious film by 70-year-old gangster director Kinji Fukusaku. (from

War of the Spider Queen Forgotten Realms series by different authors
This Forgotten Realms series about the fall of the Drow (dark elves) is wonderfully written by six authors surrounding several Underdark cities of the Drow. It follows a few main characters that want to save the Menzoberranzan for their own reasons, few overlapping the others. Despite the length, it is a fabulous book, full of description and character development previously lacking in some FR books.

Cal Leandros series by Rob Thurman
The first novel is "Nightlife," which introduces the reader to Cal and his brother Nik. Cal is half demon, but he remembers little about it. Fantastic!

- anything by Brian Jacques, Thomas Reid, David Eddings, Ed Greenwood, Neil Gaiman, Alan Campbell, Rob Thurman