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Once the shock of reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for the fifth time in a row wears off, some readers may be wondering what they can read next. So why not start a meme of suggestions? So here are the rules:

1. You must copy and paste the directions, rules, and the list so far into your blog and then add three (and only three) books to the list.

2. These three books must NOT already be on the list so far. They must be fantasy or science fictional in nature that those who enjoyed Harry Potter may also enjoy. You must provide your name and a link to your blog and/or website so that people may contact you to ask for more information about the books, if they want. They must be books that you have actually read yourself.

3. You cannot recommend a series; instead, recommend the first book in the series. Terry Pratchett's Discworld would NOT be considered a series; but Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time would. Use your best judgment about whether you're recommending a series or not.

4. You must label the books as either YA (young adult, suitable for the younger fans of Harry Potter) or A (adult, suitable for the not-so-younger fans of Harry Potter). Please be clear about this. It will be understood that anything labeled YA is also recommended for A.

5. If you are an author, you CANNOT recommend your own books. (You can however hound your friends into recommending your books.)

6. Providing a link to information about the books you are recommending is optional.

And here's the list so far:

Jim C. Hines (jimhines.livejournal.com) recommends:

1. Pat Rothfuss' The Name of the Wind (A)
2. Raymond E. Feist's Magician: Apprentice (YA)
3. Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game (YA)

Janni Lee Simner (janni.livejournal.com) recommends:

1. Lene Kaaberbol's The Shamer's Daughter (YA)
2. Robin McKinley's The Blue Sword (YA)
3. Tamora Pierce's The Magic in the Weaving (Circle of Magic, Book 1) (YA)

Joshua Palmatier (jpsorrow.livejournal.com) recommends:

1. S.C. Butler's Reiffen's Choice (YA)
2. Jim Hines' Goblin Quest (YA)
3. Patricia Bray's The First Betrayal (A)

Booniecat (booniecat.livejournal.com) recommends:

1. Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) (YA)
2. Diana Pharaoh Francis' Path of Faith (Book 1 of a trilogy) (A)
3. Mercedes Lackey's Magic's Pawn (Magic Trilogy, Book 1) (A)

Erin (erinlin.livejournal.com) recommends:
1. Terry Pratchett's The Wee Free Men (A Diskworld Book, Tiffany Aching book 1) (YA)
2. Laurence Yep's Dragon Of The Lost Sea (Dragon Series Book 1) (YA)
3. Diana Wynne Jones's Howl's Moving Castle (YA)

Sabotabby (sabotabby.livejournal.com) recommends:
1. China Miéville's Un Lun Dun (YA)
2. Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, Book 1) (YA)
3. Nalo Hopkinson's The New Moon's Arms (A)

sadie_sabot (sadie_sabot.livejournal.com) recomends:
1) Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls, by Jane Lindskold (A...maybe ok for YA)
2) The Family Tree by Sherri Tepper
3) A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula LeGuin, first in a series (YA)

mat_defiler ((mat_defiler.livejournal.com)) recommends:
1) Zahrah the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu (YA)
2) Midnight Robber by Nalo Hopkinson (A)
3) Babel-17 by Samuel Delaney (A!)

lloronas_eyes (http://lloronas-eyes.livejournal.com/) recommends:
1) Worldweavers: Gift of the Unmage by Alma Alexander (YA)
2) The Moon and the Sun by Vonda N. McIntyre (A, OK for nearly all YAs)
3) Dreams of the Compass Rose by Vera Nazarian (A; literary YAs may well like it)

teratologist (teratologist.livejournal.com) recommends:
1.) Amy's Eyes by Richard Kennedy (YA - more like pre-teen actually. Has pirates. Are pirates still cool?)
2.) Under My Roof by Nick Mamatas (YA)
3.) Windhaven by George R. R. Martin and Lisa Tuttle (A, but fine for YA as well.)

kadath (kadath.livejournal.com) recommends:
1) Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny (A)
2) The Risen Empire by Scott Westerfeld (A)
3) The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft (A? Seriously deranged YA?)

lucasthegray (lucasthegray.livejournal.com) recommends:
1) Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe (A)
2) The Riddle-Master of Hed by Patricia A. McKillip (YA)
3) Nine Princes in Amber Roger Zelazny (A? YA)

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Just out of curiosity, how'd you wander in here?

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