Favorite Adult Fiction Books

Here are some of my favorite adult fiction books and authors. (And yes, I have enjoyed many, many more books that are listed here. These are my very favorites, for one reason or another.)

In random order:


Mercedes Lackey (not everything of hers, but a lot of it)

David Eddings

J.R.R. Tolkien

Brandon Sanderson (also found in Sci Fi and YA fantasy, and excluding a few of his more violent books)

Sharon Shinn

Terry Pratchett

Shanna Swendson

Jane Yolen (also found in YA fantasy)

Michael J. Sullivan

Patricia Briggs

Martha Wells

Joanne Bertin

Mel Odom

Magic Kingdom for Sale–Sold, by Terry Brooks (the rest of the series is readable, but not as good)

Mary Robinette Kowal

Sweep series, by Ilona Andrews

Science Fiction

Diane Duane (also found in YA fantasy)

Final Frontier, by Diane Carey

Brandon Sanderson (also in fantasy, adult & YA)

Nor Crystal Tears, and the Flinx series, Alan Dean Foster

Romance is now moved to its own list


Donna Andrews

Laurie R. King (imo, the best new Sherlock Holmes series that’s actually about Sherlock)

Ellis Peters

Dorothy Gilman

Frank Shaw series, by John D. Brown

Contemporary or Historical

The Diddakoi, by Rumer Godden

The Lance of Kanana, by Harry W. French

A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman

Mary Robinette Kowal (yes, she gets around the genres)

Comics (not to be confused with Graphic Novels, which I find difficult to read)

Calvin and Hobbes, by Bill Watterson

Family Circle, by Bil Keane

You can now find the nonfiction, YA fantasy, YA miscellaneous, and children’s books in separate posts. I hope you can find SOMETHING to read here.

Enjoy, and feel free to comment if you found something you liked.

M. C. Lee

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