This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is ‘ten books I’d love to read with my book club’. I am a member of an awesome group for SF/F, so that’s easy — except that we’re quite particular about the sorts of books we end up reading for discussion. So hmmmm.
- The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison. This is kind of cheating, because we are discussing it. And actually, I’m supposed to be leading it.
- Mélusine, Sarah Monette. Because it’s so different to The Goblin Emperor! (It’s the same author under a pen name.) And it’s a bit more dark than I’d normally go for; I need some impetus to get on and read it.
- Century Rain, Alastair Reynolds. Or really anything by Reynolds; I used to like his work a lot, though I haven’t read any in a long time, and Century Rain was my favourite.
- Lock In, John Scalzi. We’re planning to read this anyway, but it does sound fascinating. We normally enjoy Scalzi, and this sounds like there’s a fair amount to chew over here.
- Captain Marvel: In Pursuit of Flight, Kelly Sue DeConnick. Because hey, I love this series and I want to share it. And talk about how it could be even better and all the places we wanna see Carol go.
- Just about anything by Octavia Butler. I think we’ve probably already discussed some of Butler’s work, but it’s all great to talk about (and sometimes problematic, too, in ways that would make it even more interesting to bat it back and forth).
- The Unreal and the Real: Collected Stories, Ursula Le Guin. It’s most often Le Guin’s short stories that I find I want to discuss and pick apart to make sure I really understand them.
- The Just City, Jo Walton. And we probably will, since we’re big fans of Jo.
- Under the Skin, Michael Faber. I’ve been convinced to buy it, so let’s discuss it. I think someone in the group actually suggested this one, too.
- Anything by Ian McDonald. I think they might’ve discussed one of his books without me at some point, but I’ve read a couple of his older ones that’re really interesting too.
What about you guys? Any reading groups online to recommend?
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All these books are new to me but I do love the covers and by the sound of it, they really seem interesting.
My Top Ten Tuesday!
The ones I’ve read already definitely are, at least!
I made a resolution to read more sci-fi books this year and the titles on this list all sound great. I’m definitely going to check out some of them. Great list!
Ooh, I hope you enjoy them!
The Goblin Emperor has been one I’ve really been wanting to read. Have you by chance read the Civil War comic book series? An oldie but goodie 😉
I have! I haven’t read all of the individual arcs, but I’ve read the main story, plus Iron Man and Captain America’s Civil War arcs. Iron Man’s made me cry!
I agree with your thoughts on Octavia Butler – she would be an interesting author to include just about anything from!
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There’s always something to discuss with her work, isn’t there?
Lock In sounds like a great one to read, especially with the questions of gender it brings up. The rest of the list looks really interesting as well! 🙂
Yeah, it’s going to be really interesting to discuss!
I recently discovered Scalzi books they are amazing!! Great List Check out my Top Ten Tuesday! http://bookbabble.weebly.com/blog/top-ten-tuesday
I do love his work, it’s all a lot of fun.
Oh dang. I’ve seen some interesting praise from my film friends for Under The Skin but didn’t know it was adapted from a book (shame on me I guess haha). Either way, the nature of the novel sounds promising and I am intrigued by it!
joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts
I didn’t actually know the two were related at first, and then I saw the book with Scarlett Johannson on the cover and went “oh right!”. I haven’t seen the film, though.
This is a great list – a lot I’ve not heard of, which I always like as it means more to add to the TBR! Really looking forward to trying some of Octavia Butler and Alastair Reynolds’ stuff in particular.
Haha, TTT posts can be so bad for me that way!
I haven’t heard of any of these, but I really like the title of The Goblin Emperor. It just sounds interesting. 😀
And it’s a really good book!
I would love to have SFF book club – Go you! Octavia Butler is on my must read soon list and I am also really anxious to get to The Just City and The Goblin Emperor. Sounds like lost of good discussion to be had!
Octavia Butler is awesome. Jo Walton is also awesome. But The Goblin Emperor is what really swept me off my feet recently!