Top Ten Tuesday: Books from My Favorite Genre

Hello and Happy Tuesday, my dear bookish people! I hope your week has had a fantastic start. I’m happy to be here with a Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s topic is the top ten books from your favorite genre. Now, you might not know this about be, considering how fantasy heavy my blog and bookstagram is, but Sci-Fi is actually my favorite genre. I just find it harder to find Sci-Fi books that click with me. Fantasy is easier for me, but my heart lies in space.


The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – While the rest of the list is in no particular order, The Illuminae Files holds top spot in my SF loving heart. I put off reading this books for a while (ew, orange cover), but holy heck did I love them once I gave them a chance. The audiobooks are most certainly my favorite audiobooks, of any genre, of all time.

The Martian by Andy Weir – Another fantastic audiobook. I honestly think I would have liked the book if I had read a physical copy because it can be very science-y at some points. The snark is amazing though and the story is fantastic. Also, great damn movie.

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson – The last thing I ever expected from Brandon Sanderson was a phenomenal YA SF story. I’m not sure why I ever doubted him? M-bot is everything.

A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe by Alex White – This book is one hell of a ride. Full of snark and fantastic rep of all kinds, Big Ship took me hugely by surprise. I got all the feels from this one.

Arc of the Scythe series by Neal Shusterman – Okay, so this one isn’t a space-y SF novel, but the great thing about SF is that it is a giant freaking umbrella that a lot of sub-genres chill under. I just read the first two books in this series and I am DYING for book three. DYING. I shall remain deadish until I am revived by The Toll.

The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins – Yeah, okay, so this might be slightly influenced by the fact that I’m watching the movies of this series right now and it always reminds me how much I loved these books. I’ve only ever read the books once and I am thinking it is high time for a reread.

LIFEL1K3 series by Jay Kristoff – The first two books in this series are wild damn rides and I can only image that book three will be as well. I read LIFEL1K3 in less than 24 hours, which is not something I do often. These books are highly addictive.

Ender & Shadow series by Orson Scott Card – These are the books I credit for getting me into SF books. I read them back in my 20s when I was having a rough time in life and wasn’t reading much at all. I’d never read books like these before and they opened me up to a whole new style of books.

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi – This is one of the main books I recommend when people ask for SF recommendations. They are super violent but so, so well written. The whole concept is amazing and the story just draws you in. I sadly haven’t read any of the other books in the series yet. To be fair, I didn’t know they existed for a while.

Red Rising by Pierce Brown – Y’all, this damn series. Brutally brilliant and ridiculously intense, Red Rising is almost required reading for SF novels of this era. Brown is establishing himself as a master world builder with these books. I am very happy that he has expand the stories past the original trilogy. I can’t wait to see where he takes this world.


What are some of your favorite books from your favorite genre?

4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books from My Favorite Genre

  1. dinipandareads

    Yes yes yes–so many great books on your list, I love it! I couldn’t stick to one genre because I’m literally the worst at making tough decisions, so I went and did my TTT post on three genres 😂

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