Recommended Reads

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.

  1. The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss (Book 1 is The Name of the Wind)
  2. Blackout  & All Clear by Connie Willis
  3. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
  4. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  5. Fahrenheit 451  by Ray Bradbury
  6. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  7. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (+ The Hobbit ) by J.R.R. Tolkien (Book 1 is The Fellowship of the Ring)
  8. Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke
  9. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  10. The Black Jewels Series by  Anne Bishop (Book 1 is Daughter of the Blood)
  11. The Ship Who Sang by Anne McCaffrey
  12. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
  13. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
  14. A Door Into Ocean by Joan Slonczewski
  15. The Empire Trilogy by  Raymond E. Feist (Book 1 is Daughter of the Empire)
  16. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
  17. The Secret Texts series by Holly Lisle (Book 1 is Diplomacy of Wolves)
  18. The Dragon Price & Dragon Star Series by  Melanie Rawn (Book 1 is Dragon Prince)
  19. The White Raven  by Diana L. Paxson
  20. 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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