Book recommendation request!
I did this a couple years ago, and it worked out very well. I am looking for novels that:
1. Have a female protagonist. If there are multiple protagonists, then 51% or more of the narration should be focused on the female protagonists.
2. No rape as a plot device
3. No ridiculous amounts gore or extensively detailed violence
4. Queer content is a bonus.
5. I like SF and fantasy, but I will happily read any genre.
Last time I did this, I got Embassytown recommended by +Matt Weber
, Tanya Huff's Valor books recommended by +Anna Kreider
, and The Orphans Tales recommended by +Chris Chinn
. Embassytown was really interesting, and I would have re-read it except that someone borrowed my copy and never gave it back and I haven't replaced it yet. I didn't get around to reading the Valor books until last year, but when I did I devoured them all in a week-- very fun space marine adventures. As much as I enjoyed the other two, The Orphans Tales was my favorite of the three-- I re-read it almost immediately after I finished it, and it's now one of my favorite books.
So given how successful the last one was, I figure this is worth another round. Please suggest away!