Monday, May 30, 2016

Book Recommendations: Military Content

It's Memorial Day, and I've been thinking about my preference for books with military content. I've reviewed enough military-based books within different categories to create a list of recommendations for readers who enjoy them the way I do.


SCIENCE FICTION:

SF Military Space Opera
  Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
  Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie
  Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie
  Fortune's Pawn #1
  Honor's Knight #2
  Heaven's Queen #3
Military Science Fiction / Romance

LGBT:
  Captain Harding's Six Day War #1
  Welcome Home Captain Harding #2
  Captain Harding and His Men by #3

ROMANCE
NON-FICTION:

Although there are more books I could recommend, this short list includes some of my favorite (note, the majority fall under the military sci-fi category). My list feels incomplete, however, without including a Linnea Sinclair book under the SF Romance category, but unfortunately, I read my favorite books by this author before I began blogging. Bummer!

How about you? Do you have any good military-based, or books with military heroes or heroines, to recommend? How about a few other historicals, and at least one or two in the contemporary romance category?

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*Edited to Add: Linnea Sinclair books with links to reviews under SF/Romance. I did review a couple!!

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    1. Always a pleasure, Steve! All my LGBT picks are excellent books that continue to be favorites.

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  2. So great suggestions Hils! Makes me want to re-read Linnea Sinclair's Dock 5 series.

    I would highly recommend Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. WWII young adult. It's simply brilliant!

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    1. Leslie, the ONLY reason the Dock 6 series is not up there is because I didn't review it! You know how much I loved it… (my favorite SF/Romance ever).

      I've heard of Code Name Verity, but never read it. I remember there was a lot of hype about that book when it was released. WWII… just up my alley. :)

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  3. Second Leslie's CNV recommendation - it's wonderful. There's a loosely-linked companion novel - ROSE UNDER FIRE, very poignant.

    I've also been enjoying Marko Kloos's military SF books. And I've always liked Tanya Huff's MilSF as well.

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    1. Li, thank you for the Rose Under Fire. And, I've never read anything by Marko Kloos! I DO have the first 2 (or is it 3?) books from Tanya Huff's SF series in my TBR. I meant to get to them a few years back and never did. Thanks for the reminder!

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  4. Such a good idea of a post, Hils! LOL, the only ones I've read is the first book in the Ancillary trilogy and the Lorraine Heath. I'M really not a military girl... However, I might check out the ones set in sci-fi.

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    1. Nath, don't give up on the Ann Leckie trilogy. I believe that you may also enjoy The Paradox trilogy, and if you haven't read her yet, Linnea Sinclair's books. The romance is central in those. :)

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  5. Ooh I have a few of these in my tbr pile. Good to know they made your recommendations list!

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    1. Ames, do read them! All of these books are excellent!

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