I'm looking for some new books to read. I generally have no trouble finding things I like. Right now though I'm looking for something a little more specific, and I'm having no luck. I pretty much just read Science Fiction. I'm in the mood for a good love story right now. Not some love subplot, but something that is integral to the plot. So far all I have been able to find like that are just normal romance novels that happen to be set in a sci-fi universe. I tried to read some of those, and I just cant finish them. Im so not
their target audience. Im looking for something that a your average geeky guy would still find entertaining. It doesn't have to be the best book ever. Im perfectly happy reading fluff.
A note on fantasy:
I'm really looking for Sci-fi here. I do occasionally read fantasy though. If you really think I need to know about a book that fits what I'm looking for, but its fantasy, then go ahead and let me know about it as well. I probably won't get to it anytime soon, but I will put it on a list so that I can check it out next time I'm in the mood.
But wait! Im still not done being picky. Im not going to make you check if your suggestions are available as ebooks, but If I cant get it on my Kindle I probably wont bother reading it. If it is available for the Kindle or some other DRM free format though, I will definitely look into any of your suggestions.
Thank your for your help!
Does it have
to be about romance? Also, what kind of love story are we talking about?
All requirements loosely considered, I'd recommend you Tarzan and/or A Princess of Mars first. The love portions may be a bit cheese, but Edgar Rice Burroughs can write a freaking good story. Hard-hitting action sequences with vivid environmental descriptions make for a rollercoaster ride.
I also just remembered. Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet. It is a masterpiece that IMO surpasses every other Sherlock Holmes story that Doyle's ever written - and barring a few one-off compositions, I've read every single SH novel/novelette/short stories. This story is brilliant
. It is split into two portions - the former talks about the investigation, and the latter about the criminal himself. Both riveting and heart-wrenching, you'll likely enjoy it if you like romance stories. Okay, so it's not science fic, but still, I love it!
Also, have you read Isaac Asimov's Robots series? I've only read Robots and Empires, but the love story in there is pretty good.