Oooo! I'm going to have fun with this one!
1 The Matthew Swift series. (which is actually called The Urban Magic series) by Kate Griffin
Seriously, people, how much do I have to talk this series up before you read it?!
2 The Chronicles of Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody
This is one of the best epic fantasy\dystopian series I've ever read! If you haven't heard of them or read them you're missing out.
3 Getting the Girl by Markus Zusak
For those of you who've read The Book Thief or my favorite, I Am The Messenger, might I suggest this one. It makes me cry like a baby every single time I read it.
4 The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
I thought this one was more well know but as I'm learning, it's not quite as well known as I thought. What are you waiting for? Go read this one!
5 Winter of Fire by Sherryl Jordan
Most people think the Harry Potter books were my first fantasy books but no, my first fantasy was this little gem. If you like fantasies and haven't had the pleasure of reading this one...get to it! Plus it's a stand-alone book.
6 Avalon High by Meg Cabot
This one might actually be well known but it is, by far, my favorite Cabot ever! I LOVED it.
7 The Master of Blacktower by Barbara Michaels
This was a favorite as a teenager. Its a romantic mystery and was just that, incredibly romantic and swoon inducing.
8 Threshold by Sara Douglass
Another stand-alone fantasy that's totally worth the read.
9 Good Grief by Lolly Winston
A laugh out loud book that will always stick in my mind.
10 The Magnificent Masquerade by Elizabeth Mansfield
I know what you're thinking, but I read a lot, A LOT, of regency romances in my time and this was my favorite. Unlike the others that jumbled in my brain and faded away this one will forever stand out as the funniest and most romantic ever!
Wow, as I was thinking about this one and looking through my books, I realized how many books I own that might be considered obscure that I haven't read yet. Good grief! I should have a obscure book themed month of reading. I hope that rather than this just being a silly meme we'll actually come away with a few new book recommendations from friends. Hint, hint. ;)