Readers love sharing excellent books with others. We love to tell folks our list of favorites, because when we do, the person inevitably rattles off their top ten (or forty) list and voila! We have more books to explore and read!
The world needs to read more. I cannot stress this enough. To do my part, here is my list of Recommended Reads of Sci-Fi & Fantasy.
- The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss (Book 1 is The Name of the Wind)
- Blackout & All Clear by Connie Willis
- Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
- American Gods by Neil Gaiman
- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (+ The Hobbit ) by J.R.R. Tolkien (Book 1 is The Fellowship of the Ring)
- Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
- The Black Jewels Series by Anne Bishop (Book 1 is Daughter of the Blood)
- The Ship Who Sang by Anne McCaffrey
- I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
- Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
- A Door Into Ocean by Joan Slonczewski
- The Empire Trilogy by Raymond E. Feist (Book 1 is Daughter of the Empire)
- The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
- The Secret Texts series by Holly Lisle (Book 1 is Diplomacy of Wolves)
- The Dragon Price & Dragon Star Series by Melanie Rawn (Book 1 is Dragon Prince)
- The White Raven by Diana L. Paxson
- The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling (Book 1 is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)
Outside the realm of speculative fiction, if you haven’t read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee yet, you need to remedy that situation ASAP.
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