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.
- Ghost Planet by Sharon Lynn Fisher. Just don’t read the books description or you will be given a major spoiler!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Song of Scarabaeus by Sara Creasy. This one was a bit different but still enjoyable.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?