My sci fi/fantasy book club


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I take part in when I can think up answers! It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week a new topic is presented. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with!

This week I get to pretend I have a sci fi/fantasy book club. And I’ve chosen the books the members are reading for 2015.

The members are reading books all written by women authors this year. I chose books I haven’t read (except for Lathe of Heaven which I read years ago). I have a mix of older and newer books as well as fantasy and science fiction.

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The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin (science fiction) published 1971

Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler (science fiction) published 1993

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell (science fiction) published 1996

The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold (fantasy) published 2000

The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon (science fiction) published 2002

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (science fiction) published 2003

A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan (fantasy) published 2013

Edge of Dark by Brenda Cooper (science fiction) published 2015

A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab (fantasy) published 2015

The Hanged Man by P. N. Elrod (historical fantasy thriller) published 2015

What would your book club read?

Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

16 thoughts on “My sci fi/fantasy book club”

  1. I need to be in a book club with you so you can challenge me to read all the great adult fantasy and sic-fi I know I’m missing and want to read. 🙂 Great list!


  2. I love your “pretend” book club list! I totally want to read the Elizabeth Moon, and re-read the Bujold (I read it straight after the Vorkosigan books, so suspect it suffered from an expectations thing).

    I’d probably have something by Elizabeth Bear in my list, just because I’ve been meaning to read her for AGES.


    1. Thanks, Li! I really got into figuring out books for it…lol And I haven’t ready any of the Bujold series and, in fact, am behind in the Vorkosigan books. I did think of Elizabeth Bear…I haven’t read her and have meant to, but I couldn’t decide which book and since I had enough others she got cut!


  3. Anything by Margaret Atwood would make for a good book club selection!! I’ll have to checkout some of the other books on your list this week.


    1. Yes, Margaret Atwood is good for any book club, I think. I’ve been meaning to read Oryx and Crake so that made my choice easier!


  4. These are all new to me with the exception of the Margaret Atwood. While I’m not a big sci fi reader I do remember reading Ender’s Game for book club and it provoked the most interesting discussion of any meeting. I think there’s a lot of room for discussion in most sci fi books. I’ll have to check these out!


  5. I have the ARC for Edge of Dark and haven’t read it yet, but I have a feeling it would make a pretty good book club title. I’ve read Brenda Cooper before and social issues usually feature strongly in her work, should generate lots of discussion.


    1. Oh, good, Mogsy. I didn’t know a lot about either book, but they sounded intriguing so I included them. I think I should make this my book club and try to read these books this year!


  6. Sign me up! The Curse of Chalion and The Sparrow are both amazing and would be much fun to discuss in a group. I’ve also really been wanting to read something by Octavia Butler.


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