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And second, thanks to the good folks at The Broke and the Bookish we here at OkPotato have decided to jump on the bandwagon and do our first installment of:
Books I’d Love to Read With My Book Club (If I Had a Sci-fi/Fantasy Book Club)
This would be one of the hardest book clubs ever because of the length of the books, but if I were part of one, I would really push for these books. (Links to Goodreads)
1. Magic’s Pawn by Mercedes Lackey
I keep telling Cheri, if she wants diversity, POC, and LGBTQAI representation, to read this fantasy author, because she does it all. In this particular series, we follow a queer bard protagonist as he struggles to live a queer protagonist life.
2. Kushiel’s Dart by Jaqueline Carey
Mentioned once before, will be mentioned a hundred times more, I can’t get enough of this lady’s amazingness. I would spread her awesome words, ideas, and writing to the very corners of the earth. Fantasy.
3. Empire by Orson Scott Card
How fragile the government and whole nations can be. I love the books statement of the power of fear and an idea can have on people of a nation. Sci-fi.
4. The Rowan by Anne McCaffery
One of the first series to ever take me on the full journey of the spectrum that a woman’s life might hold — and a powerful woman at that. The Rowan takes us from the unlikely tread of a child to a woman with children of her own, and she is a force to be reckoned with, make no mistake. Sci-fi
5. Carbide Tipped Pens edited by Ben Bova and Eric Choi
A good place to get your feet wet in the deep end of sci-fi. An anthology spoken about before.
6. Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress
I don’t know why or how, but this sci-fi book keeps popping up on my ‘recommended readings’ no matter where I turn. So I will one day read this book about those who don’t sleep.
7. Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson
This is the first book in my entire life that I would say that I would read because of the writing. There is something about the way that he writes that makes you keep reading. And by the end of this book, I will have figured it out.
8. Cold Magic by Kate Elliott
Something about steampunk, magic and dinosaurs? I like it already.
9. The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
A good book (arguably great book) regarding some morality issues and stuff. Mostly put in because I was running out of books. This one is a sci-fi.
10.The Queen’s Dagger by Merilee Andelin Saunders
Another one that keeps popping up on my to reads but this one is fantasy. Political intrigue abounds and power is for those who would take it.
What did you think of my choices? Got something to add? Let me know in the comments below!