Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

Happy Wednesday everyone, and here is a Top 5 Wednesday and the topic is:

March 8th – Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Books *BooktubeSFF Awards Crossover Topic!*
–In collaboration with the BooktubeSFF Awards, talk about your favorite science fiction and fantasy books of all time!

Top 5 Wednesday is a group in Goodreads and was formerly created by Lainey at gingerreadslainey and is now done by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. It is open to everyone.

Science fiction and fantasy books are usually my go-to genres that I love reading.

Disclaimer: What I won’t put on the list because I feel I talked about them a lot already: Harry Potter, A Song of Ice and Fire, Ready Player One, and Lord of the Rings. Those are very obvious choices to me and I want to discuss other books I read.

Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy by Timonty Zahn

I know it is not in continuity any more but I strongly recommend this series to any Star Wars fan because it does give us a glimpse of the expanded universe, and also one of my favorite Star Wars villains Admiral Thrawn.

A Darker Shade of Magic by: V.E. Schwab

I could also put other V.E. Schwabs books on the list as well, but this is one of my favorites. I love the use of magic and the different Londons that was introduced to this world. Kell and Lila are some of my favorite characters, and I want to see where the story takes them.

The Illuminae files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

A very unconventional, unlike anything that I have ever read, in the best way possible. While the format may put some people off for a bit, it is very worth it. It is action packed, has great developed characters, and a great story.

Red Rising series by Pierce Brown

I am currently reading Golden Son, at the moment and I am enjoying it very much. Red Rising was an amazing book that I would like to call The Hunger Games in space. Red Rising was one of my favorite books I read last year, and I am so glad that I am continuing  the series.

Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo

Another one of my favorite books, the Six of Crows duology is one of my favorite series. It also has one of the best ensembles I have read in YA, which reminded me a lot of the crew from Firefly. It has a great plot, well written and developed characters, and it is also a heist novel which is always good.

Those are my Top 5 science fiction and fantasy books. What are your favorite science fiction and fantasy novels? Let me know in the comments below.

 

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15 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

  1. The Thrawn trilogy is such a gem. Thrawn is one of my favorites too. Have you been watching him on Rebels? I’m a few episodes behind right now, but I’m happy they brought him into the canon.
    Great list overall 🙂

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  2. Sharon Charlene says:

    I felt like such a sellout for putting so many obvious choices on my blog, but… couldn’t… help it!! Great list though. Enjoyed reading it! 🙂

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  3. I am planning on reading the Star Wars books one day, but man there are soooo many! I would love to read more on the universe and learn what happened in between the movies. I am about to put up a review for Red Rising…I love that series so freakin much! I am reading Morning Star at the moment and it is just amazing. Awesome, awesome list!

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  4. I love Star Wars! I had no idea there was a series connected to it, I’m gonna have to read it. A Darker Shade of Magic has been on my list for a while, I’m just waiting to get it off my hold at the library. I’m very excited to read it!

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