Daniel Ray wrote:Jordan, I love the Bartimaeus series. If you enjoyed Stroud I highly recommend his other series--Lockwood and Co.
That said, the Malazan series is quite good. I also recommend Patrick Rothfuss and RF Kuang, though both of those have shorter trilogies.
If you have an e-reader I suggest using Libby Overdrive, which many libraries use. If you can buy online, I recommend purchasing from https://www.abebooks.com/ which is usually much cheaper than other online purchasing.
While many libraries are closed, many are using curbside pickup to serve their communities--I would double check to make sure they are not providing this service. I think the Vancouver Island Library has a mail service.
D Nikolls wrote:Now that I have a few more seconds, and sticking to fantasy only..
Robin Hobb's books are most excellent, but her characterization is so good that I can't stand one entire trilogy due to dislike of the main character.
Martha Wells is another of my favorites.
If you make it over to the big island, there sure are a lot of good used bookstores to choose from. I don't remember buying a new book in the last decade... Fireside in parksville is my overall favorite; mum's book bin in campbell river has the largest fantasy/sci-fi section in the area. Russells in victoria certainly has the most shelf-footage, but I don't much enjoy victoria. Honorable mention to the SOS thrift store in parksville; paperbacks are $1-$2, and sometimes you get lucky and come away with a whole stack!