I decided to recommend a few of my favorite books! You can find almost all of these at a library, so look there first, but I’ve posted Amazon links below.

Guilty Pleasures:
The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey http://amzn.to/1zppzPK
The Unicorn by A.L. Lassieur http://amzn.to/1JK2s6e
Dragondoom by Dennis L. McKiernan http://amzn.to/1ICNOfF

Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop http://amzn.to/1FIKLS2
Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce http://amzn.to/1DMQWi0
The Darkangel by Meredith Ann Pierce http://amzn.to/1DMR4xX (I read the first book in this trilogy last, so if you don’t like this one, please try reading the last one first then go from there)
The Woman Who Loved Reindeer by Meredith Ann Pierce http://amzn.to/1GItxAB
Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede http://amzn.to/1DMRkx2
Hero’s Song by Edith Pattou http://amzn.to/1ICOXDY

Strong Female Protagonists:
King’s Dragon by Kate Elliot http://amzn.to/1zpqXSy (I read the second book first so again, if this one sucks skip to the other book)
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin http://amzn.to/1QcqHdU
Daggerspell by Katherine Kerr http://amzn.to/1dFwYRw
The Iron Dragon’s Daughter by Michael Swanwick http://amzn.to/1ICQbPv

Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson http://bitly.com/1cab0FO
Fire Bringer by David Clement-Davies http://amzn.to/1E76TjK
Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay http://amzn.to/1GT5HHv
The Lions of al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay http://amzn.to/1Pg1hd4
The Redemption of Althalus by David and Leigh Eddings http://amzn.to/1ORsHLA