Ok then. For sci-fi books I’ll recommend the lost fleet series till the day I die. It starts off a little dry, the first novel is very rocky. But if you can get past that, its an awesome series. Besides that, I can recommend Starfire and then Fey (prequel to Starfire). Again, a little dry. But they really satisfied my desire for tactical space ship combat, and interpersonal combat and outmaneuvering each other. A need I didn’t know I had till I read them.
The martian is hysterical, as it is informative. All the science in the book is 100% sound, there is nothing in it that is fantastical (other then it taking place on mars). The movie really didn’t do it justice. The next book the author put out, artemis, is pretty good too. But they aren’t sequels to each other.
The expeditionary force series is…decent. The first book was great, the second was kinda meh, and the third was able to come back to good.
The legacy fleet series I would recommend. Great tactical ship to ship combat. The story is a little out there, especially that twist at the end. But the battles are so good, I can recommend them regardless.
After that…the Dresden files. PI novel series with a fantasy twist to them. Very good books those.
The Comoran Strike Novels are pretty decent. There was some things I had a hard time with, being from the US. But overall, I’d say they were pretty good.
The last coin is an odd book for me. But it was actually pretty decent. The only thing that saved it for me was the narrator. But I did enjoy my time with it, so if you like the narration of the martian you might want to look at this one too.