More than a year ago I shared this photo, which is a popular fiction/leisure reading collection that I get to curate in the library where I work. How cool that I was asked to be the person selecting and caring for the books that our patrons/students and staff can choose from when they are in need of a little lighter fare than their studies demand! You should see how much the collection has grown and I promise to take a current photo in the next day or so and share an update. It is well over twice the size and just recently we added a little suggestion box.
As much as I love choosing the books we offer, I always like suggestions to keep things varied. This morning there was a suggestion for more sci-fi and fantasy, which I must admit is a weak area for me as I am not an active reader in these genres (I always mean to read some books each year, but you know how it goes). I tend to ask my coworkers for ideas. I have books by Yoon Ha Lee, Patrick Rothfuss, Cixin Liu, Jeff VanderMeer, Ann Leckie, Naomi Novik, Andrzej Sapkakowski, and N.K. Jemisin to name a few. I go by bestseller and awards lists, but of course that doesn't mean I am getting all the really good or popular books that readers in this area are interested in at the moment.
So, my request to all you readers of science fiction and fantasy . . . which books are on your reading pile at the moment? What would you absolutely have to have on your shelves? The only restrictions I have are that all books must be paperback and fairly recent (maybe in the last ten years or so). I do have a few graphic novels, but mostly we offer straightforward novels. As for audience this is for a university campus, but readers might be anywhere from Millennials to staff or faculty who have been at the university for many decades (in other words a broad audience).
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!