This is my 4th year doing an "If you like... try..." endcap at the store, which makes it my 4th such reading list here as well. I'm not sure if I'll be doing one next year, since there won't be an endcap for it to go on.
Remember, this isn't meant to be a 'best of' list. I tried to pick a mix of titles, some by smaller presses, some that didn't get much publicity/recognition when they came out. A lot of titles I loved this year didn't make this list simply because they're on other displays at the store. Oh, and I purposely make up categories for this display so as to catch what's hot at the moment.
I've typed up the books below in the order they appear on the display.
And this has been up for a month already, so if you come to the store to check it out, don't be surprised if there are a few changes (since there won't be much time for restocking I'll be modifying the display as things sell out).
Robin Hood: Knight of Shadows by Toby Venables
Thieves: A Dance of Cloaks by David Dalglish
Traditional Fantasy: The Scroll of Years by Chris Willrich
Epic Fantasy: Children of Fire by Drew Karpyshyn
Medical Fantasy: Elisha Barber by E. C. Ambrose
Gritty Fantasy: Gallow: Crimson Shield by Nathan Hawke
Medieval Fantasy: The Raven's Warrior by Vincent Pratchett
Poetic Fantasy: A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar
Military Fantasy: Mage's Blood by David Hair
Vampires: A Taste of Blood Wine by Freda Warrington
Monster Hunters: Charming by Elliott James
Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Silks by Emma Jane Holloway
Apocalyptic Fiction: The Cusanus Game by Wolfgang Jeschke
Cyber Noir: Ghost Spin by Chris Moriarty
SF Noir: Red Planet Blues by Robert Sawyer
Secret Societies: The Incrementalists by Steven Brust and Skyler White
Hive Consciousness: Nexus by Ramez Naam
Alternate History: Quintessence by David Walton
Alien Encounters: The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu
Post-Apocalyptic Fiction: Three by Jay Posey
Steampunk: Doktor Glass by Thomas Brennan
Circuses: Goldenland Past Dark by Chandler Klang Smith
Witches: Witch Hunt by Syd Moore
Horrific Experiments: The Sleep Room by F. R. Tallis
Poltergeists: The 'Geisters by David Nickle
Traditional Horror: I Remember You by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Ghost Stories: This House is Haunted by John Boyne
Zombies: Zombies: A Hunter's Guide by Joseph McCullough