Likes fantasy and sci-fi, some “illustrated novels”, and books that teach me new things about the world. My favorite pastime is curling up with a good book and a cup of tea. I like science, cats, board games, and chocolate. Like Frida, I also occasionally binge-watch tv-series and movies: sci-fi (Doctor Who, Star Trek, Stranger Things, and of course Firefly), fantasy (Game of Thrones, Lucifer, Buffy), and many more from many genres.


Now to the books! Favorites include:

Fantasy: Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, The Lady Trent series by Marie Brennan, Uprooted and the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik, Daughter of Smoke and Bones by Lani Taylor, Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind, The Name of the Wind, Wise Man’s Fear, and A Slow Regard of Silent Things (a book very close to my heart) by Patrick Rothfuss, anything by Terry Pratchett.

Sci-fi: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card is brilliant (and a case of don’t judge a book by its movie), Dune by Frank Herbert, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress  by Robert A. Heinlein, Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Anathem by Neal Stephenson, Red Rising by Pierce Brown, The Martian by Andy Weir,  and many more.

Illustrated Novels/Comic books: The Sandman by Neil Gaiman (I’m still reading this one, it’s slow going because it makes me cry all the time so I have long pauses, but it is brilliant), Girl Genius by Phil and Kaja Foglio.

Other (books that don’t fit in the above): The Fault in our Stars and An Abundance of Katherines by John Green, The Memoirs of James Herriot, Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage (these are definitely fantasy, but for kids and pre-teens. They are nice and safe and no one dies), Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (a mix of sci-fi and nerdy nostalgia).

And many, many more.