Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is the Thanksgiving Freebie. So I decided to go back to the topic from the beginning of the month, Top Ten Books To Read If Your Book Club Likes Science Fiction.

While I am no longer in a book club, these are the books from the Sci-Fi genre that I would recommend to a book club. Here they are, in no particular order.

  1. Ghost Planet by Sharon Lynn Fisher. Just don’t read the books description or you will be given a major spoiler!
  2. Sirantha Jax Series by Ann Aguirre. While some book clubs prefer to read only stand alone books, I would still recommend this series because it is truly fantastic and brings in a whole new way to look at travel in space.
  3. The Martian by Andy Weir. Sure you could cheat and watch the movie, but the book is really well done and as a bonus you could watch the movie after the book to give your book club the full experience.
  4. Virtual Arcana by Karen Amanda Hooper. YA mixed in with Sci-Fi makes this a great read for any club. The world this is set in is fantastic and involves a book loving character for an extra bonus.
  5. Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke. While I listened to the audiobook of this one and didn’t enjoy it because of the narrator, I feel like it is a great story and would add some classic Sci-Fi into the mix.
  6. Song of Scarabaeus by Sara Creasy. This one was a bit different but still enjoyable.
  7. The Dragons of Jupiter by Jacob Holo. I found this one stood out a lot to me due to a number of unique features, especially the weaponry used. A great read for Sci-Fi fans and those who want to start reading the genre.
  8. Lost Stars by Claudia Gray. Of course I couldn’t make a Sci-Fi list without including at least one Star Wars novel. This one is also a YA novel but can be enjoyed by all. This is a wonderful book and introduced me to a new Sci-Fi and YA author.
  9. Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper. Sure it doesn’t sound like a Sci-Fi novel by the title, but I assure you it is a great read and definitely fits in the genre.
  10. Foundation by Issac Asimov. Another classic Sci-Fi novel. It can be a bit tough to get through if you are like me and not a reader of classics, but it is still worth checking out as it is good.

What Sci-Fi novels would you recommend to a book club? Or to someone just simply looking for a good Sci-Fi standalone or series?


5 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday

  1. Nice mix of books. I think Lost Stars is a good choice, and Childhood’s End I’ve never read (I’ve read exactly one Arthur C.Clarke, and that was Rendezvous w/ Rama). Haven’t read Little Fuzzy either but I remember the Michael Whelan covers! The dRagons of Jupiter sounds interesting!

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