Here’s a list of recent books that I’ve enjoyed reading:
The Alice Network (by Kate Quinn) is fictional tale of female spy network in World War I with great storytelling and characters. I listened to it on Audible and loved it!
The Salt Line (by Holly Goddard Jones) is a post-apocalyptic tale (caused by a tick-borne fatal disease) about a society split into protected and unprotected zones. A group of adventure-seeking travelers leave for a trip into the outer zones. That’s all I’ll say to avoid spoilers. I listened to it on Audible and the reader was fantastic!
14 (by Peter Clines) is just great story-telling fiction / sci-fi / fantasy. If I tell you anything about the story, it will take away the fun of reading / listening to it. You’ll just have to trust me.
Seveneves (by Neal Stephenson) is a post-apocalyptic tale about what happens when the moon suddenly breaks into pieces and the human race has to flee the surface of the earth. I’m a sucker for a great Neal Stephenson book and I’ve listened to this one twice on Audible.
Carve the Mark (by Veronica Roth) is by the author of the Divergent series. So it’s one of those Young Adult “coming of age” novels, but a nice sci-fi read with an interesting twist in that the main character (female) has the gift/curse of both experiencing tremendous pain and causing it in anyone she touches. It took me a while to actually listen to this one after I downloaded it (because the storyline sounds weird), but is actually very well done and an enjoyable listen.
Sand: Omnibus Edition (by Hugh Howey) is a post-apocalyptic novel set in the future when all the cities of the United States have been covered in sand and people dive in the sand to recover resources to live. Enjoyable as a read or a listen (I’ve done both).
Saga of Seven Suns (by Kevin J. Anderson) is a classic space opera / sci-fi saga in seven books. I’ve actually read it twice (once audio and once text).