A Clash of Kings: Book Two of A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. Second exciting book in the Game of Thrones series! The kingdom is in chaos and major players are vying for the throne!
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The Road (Cormac McCarthy). Understated and straightforward but written with beautiful language and some heartfelt moments. A dad and young son "carry the fire" to the coast in a post apocalyptic cannibalistic world.
Barbara Kingsolver / Flight Behavior: Again, why I LOVE Kingsolver! So many threads and issues seamlessly woven into a story that has to be read in one sitting! Flight - as applicable to personal life, global warming, fundamentalists.
The Anita Blake Series - be warned this gets a little steamy after book 5