Top Science Fiction / Fantasy Books on My TBR
I have been trying really hard to get into fantasy books lately because I think that there so many good ones out there that get ignored by mainstream readers. Science fiction too, although a bit less enthusiastically. Hopefully, I can get through all of these books before the years ends. You know, probably.
All of these are books that have been on my list for years now but, because I am me, I have never actually gotten to them, despite having had both the time and possibility to do so. But, ain’t nobody got no time for regret, so moving on!
Without further ado, these are the top science fiction/fantasy novels I most want to read.
These are in no particular order
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
This book (or rather, books) has been on my TBR for almost five years now. Maybe longer. I own all individual seven books. I also own a bind up copy of the entire series. I love the movies and have alway secretly wanted to visit that world. So, why have I not read it? Well, because I am me. And that’s just the kind of thing I do (or don’t do).
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfus
I’ve talked about this book before and of how badly I want to read this. I honestly have never heard an ill word spoken against this novel. I also, as you will see with all the books on this list, own a copy of it. It’s just such a long book that it intimidates me. Reading fantasy like this is always a risk because either I love it and fly through or I hate it and have to force myself to finish. It’s fear that’s stopping me really. That, and good ol’ laziness. Mostly the laziness, though.
Ready Player One by Earnest Cline
I first heard about this book around four or so years ago. It was highly praised by absolutely everyone and I knew that it was something I was going to enjoy. So, I bought a copy of it. A copy that has sat on my shelf for those four or so years. I honestly don’t know why I even bother buying these books anymore. But I’ll read it. Someday. Soon. Maybe. We’ll see.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
This book is one I got on the very day of its release. I wanted it. I needed it. I bought it. I didn’t read it. And now I’ve put it on this list. I even bought the sequel, Golden Son, on the day of it’s released. I even got it signed! What’s wrong with me?!
Dune by Frank Herbert
This is a book of classic science fiction. All the hardcore sci-fi fans have read it. All the hardcore sci-fi fans have loved it. I want to be one of those people. I will not consider myself an accomplished reader until I do. But in my defense, I don’t actually own a copy of this book so I don’t feel as bad for not reading it. At least, that’s the excuse I use to feel better about myself.
So…if anyone has any good science fiction or fantasy to recommend, let me know. I promise I will read it. I don’t know when. But I will. Eventually. Sometime before I die. Perhaps. Honestly, who knows.
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