Green Rider by Kristen Britain

“One of my main complaints about fantasy novels is that there are too many dudes; when there are female characters, they tend to all be the same: angelic damsel-in-distress; the witty but always beautiful side-kick; the wise, but frightening and aloof queen; the evil temptress. Blah blah blah. The lack of variety bored me.”

The Apprentice (Rizzoli & Isles) by Tess Gerritsen

The show “Rizzoli & Isles” has pretty much everything I want in a narrative: strong women at the top of their careers, gross medical stuff, witty banter, and murder mystery. It’s my favorite cop show. That the show is based on a book series was one of the most delightful discoveries of my life (thanks …