Let’s talk about some of my favorite books.
I adore Fantasy. Some of my favorite books of all time are Fantasy. I love magic and I adore reading about different worlds and just generally, I enjoy being transported to a different place. As for SciFi, I found the genre so fascinating and entertaining, but I don’t read enough of it. Definitely working on changing that! Anyways, since I enjoy these so much, I thought it might be interesting to talk to you about some of my favorites!
5. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
The ultimate geek novel. I remember this book was huge a while back and I just had to read it. It was superb. The main premise of the novel was so intriguing: people mostly living in a VR game called Oasis, since the world is pretty much awful. Then the owner of the game dies, and he leaves behind an Easter egg hunt, which sends our main character on a chase through the Oasis. This has a ton of reference to old school 80s games and popculture and it’s an all around geek fest. Such a page turner and one of the most fun I had while reading a book ever.
4. The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
One of the biggest names in SciFi. Ursula K. Le Guin is one of the most famous and prolific writers of SciFi. An old school one at that. This book is set in a world where there are to planets – one called Annares which is an anarchistic society, and one called Urras, which is the perceived utopia of the universe. The book follows our main character Shevek, a physicist from Annares who takes on a mission of traveling to Urras and seeing what it’s all about. This is a highly political novel. It is focused on how we build so called utopias, what we as a society treasure and how all of that can be built on completely false beliefs. But this story of capitalism vs anarchism is wrapped up in a SciFi setting and story and it’s truly one of the smartest books I have ever read. I still to this day think a lot about this. It won’t leave you indifferent. Especially recommend this one to people who enjoy philosophical books and politics.
3. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Some of the best writing I read when it comes to Fantasy. I have already done a full review on this book (find it HERE ) so I won’t go into detail, BUT this is some of the greatest Fantasy novels ever with the main three elements of Fantasy – world building, magic and characters – especially well done. Highly recommend. So so good. Can’t wait to go on with the series.
2. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
One of the most exciting and fast paced Fantasy I ever read. I was completely surprised by how much I loved this one. This book follows a band of thieves as they try to pull off a huge heist/scam. It’s spectacular. Everything from the medieval Venice-like setting to some of the best characters I ever read about, this book had it all. It was entertaining and surprising, unexpected and so gorgeous. I was head over heels for the characters, especially Locke, who is one of the smartest characters you’ll ever read about. Again, can’t wait to get on with the rest of the series.
And without any surprise… :
1. The Mistborn Series by Brandon Sanderson
No book will ever amount to the greatness of The Mistborn trilogy. I was never and won’t ever be again so mesmerized and in love with a book since the Mistborn. Brandon Sanderson is a complete genius. This book has such an amazing magic system and such a complex plotline. The main thing I loved about this is the fact that you can tell that the whole trilogy was planned and plotted from the very beginning. The books come full circle and everything ties in at the end so splendidly, that the only thing you can do after finishing this trilogy is just sit there in complete awe. Or you can clap by yourself to the book. Which I did. Whatever suits you. Just get this and read it and love it because it’s so amazing.
So there are my Top 5 Fantasy and SciFi books. Hope this kind of post was interesting to you and if you want to see more Top 5, let me know what in the comments below! Also let me know what your favorite Fantasy and SciFi books are!
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