Find My Husband a Book!

Fellow readers, I need help!

I convinced Hubby to read the His Fair Assassins series, which he loved. Legitimately loved; to the point where I got to explain what a book hangover was.

Now that he has read all three books (a big deal for someone who does not consider himself a reader), I need more ideas!!! He has seen the laboriousness that is reading, and I want to keep the momentum going.

Here is why I think that series worked so well for him:

-mythology/culture of specific gods
-wars/fighting/strong sense of right & wrong
   -warriors/assassin (but like...for justice/a purpose)
-kind of historical (although the political aspect not as important)

Besides the HFA series, his only other true book loves have been Harry Potter- because he is a 90s child, obviously- and Playing for Pizza by John Grisham.

The reason I think Pizza resonated with him is

-sports (specifically football, which he likes)
-American interacting with other cultures

I know, Pizza doesn't exactly track with the other two. But that's what we have.

He has also read a lot of Chuck Palahniuk...I've tried reading several of his books but cannot identify why he appeals to so many people. Maybe one of y'all can figure it out and recommend something similar...I'm totally lost when it comes to this author.

The only thing I have so far is maybe The Lunar Chronicles, and Children of Blood and Bone.

Anyone have any recommendations? 
Please & thank you!

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  1. Hmmmmmmmmm. This is a tough one! I know they're more middle grade, but I wonder if he'd enjoy Rick Riordan's books? Then Nevernight by Jay Kristoff is really good. (REALLY dark and intense though) He also might enjoy The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. It's urban fantasy that takes place in Chicago. A wizard named Harry (ha! I know) and he helps investigate weird happenings along with the police department. There's basically every single type of mythology and creature you can imagine in the series and it's hilarious. Then other than that... maybe VE Schwab's books?

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  2. My suggestions are (all series):
    Red Rising
    Tales of the Otori
    Red Queen
    Throne of Glass

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