I’ve been thinking a lot of about book clubs lately because The Blended Blog just started one (you can still join us – learn all about it here). As a science fiction and fantasy lover, I always like to suggest books in those genres to introduce people to some of my favorite books. I know that sci-fi and fantasy are not always on the top of people’s lists and a book club is a great way to make them read it 🙂 (kidding, kind of). I was in a book club at a previous work and when it was my turn to pick, I went with Hyperion. Probably not the best pick because it is a pretty heavy book, but many in the club really enjoyed it. And then asked me for some more options. So today I’ve pulled together 7 options for book clubs that fall in the science fiction or fantasy genres.
Top science fiction and fantasy books for book clubs
Graceling by Kristin Cashore: This is a young adult fantasy that has beautiful writing and interesting characters. Not as heavy as some of the other choices.
The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson: This was a 5 star book for me. You can read my review here. The writing is fantastic. Political intrigue, class, loyalty, government, and schemes within schemes. Leaves all kinds of room for discussion.
Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson: I heart all things Brandon Sanderson and this one doesn’t disappoint. A stand alone book, the plot is fascinating with great world building. All sorts of intrigue. If my to read list wasn’t a mile long, I would re-read this right now.
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin: Hint – this is my pick for The Blended Blog Book Club! So come read it with me in February 🙂
Soulless by Gail Carriger: This book has a steampunk feel with all kinds of British humor. I love the main character and how she takes on the world. There are werewolves, vampires and other supernatural beings, but are “set” up a bit differently. All within English society obviously.
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie: This is a fantastic science fiction book that hits on themes like identity and revenge. It is beautifully written and the plot is engaging.
The Thousand Names by Django Wexler: This book is epic fantasy with a focus on military. But it isn’t all about fighting. There are gender roles, political intrigue, and magic. The characters are fascinating and you certainly start rooting for them.
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