Celebrity Picks: Patrick Rothfuss's Favorite Reads of 2017

Jon Foro on January 31, 2017

Patrick-Rothfuss225.jpgIn 2007, fantasy readers were mesmerized by Patrick Rothfuss's expansive and electrifying debut novel, The Name of the Wind. Rothfuss continued his Kingkiller Chronicles with The Wise Man's Fear and an associated novella, The Slow Regard of Silent Things. Now, on the tenth anniversary of The Name of the Wind, Rothfuss has released a hardcover edition of the book with additional gorgeous art and extensive appendices.

But which books thrill Rothfuss? See his picks below, and look here for the latest celebrity favorites.

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Clean Room by Gail Simone
I read a lot of graphic novels these days, but this one I loved beyond all others. The story starts fast and clean and clear. It's clever, amazingly well-executed, and delightfully original. It has everything I want in a story, and nothing that irritates me. That's so, so rare. Fair warning: Sex and Violence in here.

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Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
I read this book out loud to my two little boys. Until I had kids, I didn't know that Little House on the Praire was based on real events. Or that Laura Ingalls Wilder's stories started here in Wisconsin. Aside from that though, I have to say that these books are more dramatic and engaging than half the fantasy novels I read. They should be called, "The Adventures of Pa Ingalls: Pioneer Badass."

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The Overneath by Peter S Beagle
I was lucky enough to get an advance reading copy of this book a month ago, and reading it reminded me why Peter S Beagle is one of my favorite authors. His prose is so lovely and easy to read. He's one of the first books I recommend to anyone.

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