This is a much longer list than I expected it to be. Well, you ask for book
recommendations, you get book recommendations. Most of these books are science
fiction or fantasy, with a few scattered other books that I particularly enjoy.
The kinds of things I tend to enjoy: a tinge of humor (whether the book is
entirely humorous or not), characterization and character-driven books,
attractive use of language. Things I tend not to enjoy: two-dimensional
characters, plot holes, predictability. You'll notice a lot of 7-10 ratings,
since these are books I recommend, rather than any book I come across, but I put
them in for some sort of relative ranking system. My descriptions are sometimes
vague and useless. I try. I am also being more critical of these here than
I usually am in my reading - playing up the bad points over the good. Eh.