23 Science Fiction Book Recommendations!

Heads up: Most of these (but not all) are Young Adult books, so if you don’t like YA then this is not the video for you.
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0:16 If you like CLASSICS
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

0:54 If you like CONTEMPORARY
Noggin by John Corey Whaley
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

1:47 If you like SPACE & ALIENS
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Host by Stephanie Meyer
Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

4:11 If you like ROBOTS & A.I.
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
Cold Awakening trilogy by Robin Wasserman
Alex + Ada by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn

5:04 If you like TIME TRAVEL
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
11/22/63 by Stephen King

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Fair Coin by E. C. Meyers

6:37 If you like DYSTOPIA
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Uninvited by Sophie Jordan
Under the Dome by Stephen King

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Siren Denied says:

I’d have to go back through the list but I don’t think you included a single Hugo and/or Nebula award winner. No Heinlein, Clarke, or Asimov? Two, count em TWO Stephen King novels? No Card, Bova or Vinge? This isn’t the list of an SF fan. This is a list of someone who has read some books that they *think* are science fiction. The Martian is absolutely a solid SF recommendation along with Frankenstein and maybe Jekyll and Hyde. But if you are going to go classic how can Wells be excluded or even Verne? There are so many amazing and *recognized* SF novels that cover immensely diverse themes, reader markets, and time periods. Looking for a gender bending entry, how about The Left Hand of Darkness? Want something young adult friendly I’d go with Ender’s Game. Politics and society more your thing? The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. For AI excitement I couldn’t recommend Steel Beach by Varley more. A Fire Upon the Deep offers some of the most creative alien design ever. Almost this entire list is weak sauce and super disappointing.

diefacingourfoes says:

The Ghosts of Heaven is an awesome historical fiction/science fiction book told in four parts that explores a lot of abstract concepts in some really interesting and deep ways.

Denise Marie says:

Science Fiction is easily the genre I reach for the least, and I know I am missing out. Need to work on that! Thanks for the recs Trina – you’re the best 🙂

Jay G says:

Yes The Lunar Chronicles!!! Love that series so so much!

thinkbolt says:

That was quite a list!

Mai Cook says:

I definitely regiment Chi Langs “the silver linings of smog”

sandyreadsalot says:

Great recommendations, Trina! I’ve read and enjoyed a handful of the books you mentioned so I’m excited to have more books to check out! 😀

Possibly Literate says:

Awesome list!! So many great recs. Have you read the Red Rising trilogy?? Another great sci-fi series.

unluckyprimes says:

Great choices! I’ve read quite a few of these and enjoyed most of them.
Since you asked for recs here’s a few I’ve enjoyed: Tandem by Anna Jarzab, Fortune’s Pawn by Rachel Bach, The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers and the graphic novel Descender by Jeff Lemire.

Professor Data says:

I love this, great job! My essential SF list would include Neuromancer and Dune & Dune Messiah.

Alexa Loves Books says:

I’ve still got to read Illuminae, More Happy Than Not, and The Martian.

I do love The Lunar Chronicles. It’s such an enjoyable series, and I LOVE the twist Meyer puts on these fairytales.

The Owlery Books says:

Ohhhh I loved The Adoration of Jenna Fox i had no idea you read it!!! I read volume 1 of Alex and Ada but I have not had the chance to read 2 or 3!! I need to read it soon!!! I watched the 11/22/63 TV show and I enjoyed it ALOT more than I expected I have been meaning to read the book ever since! Great video!

Sahar A says:

Why is there 1 comment

Rita Taylor says:

I just heard of some Black Cult … sci fi I thought I’d remember the author (it’s a female), I don’t know what it was now. Help? It’s futuristic. Does that help?

phoenixorflamebooks says:

Great recommendations Trina! I loved all the alien ones you talked about. I’ve also heard that A Long Way to a Small and Angry Planet is really good for a sci-fi read 🙂

ChaptersWeLove says:

the future of us sounds bye resting and 11/22/63 I need to get that one I believe you have mentioned it on your time travel recommendations video and A thousand pieces of you I’ll love to read it, I like alternate universe it reminded me of one of my favorite show Fringe loved that show

Davie Donna says:

i am black can i read sci fi or no

Robert Williams says:

have you read the memory of earth by Orson Scott card ? amazing book for science fiction lovers !!

The Lawn Gnome says:

I did a high school book report on Frankenstein. Also a very big fan of The Lunar Chronicles and The Martian.

kandklove1 says:

alinated and loop are also good cones and mothership

Jason Gravitt says:

split infinity series by peirs anthony, ender’s saga by orson scott card, starman jones & stranger in a strange land, by robert heinlein

Lisa Ward says:

Malinda Lo’s ‘Adaptation’ is also really good – it’s set present day but there are aliens and government conspiracies and stuff – anyway I recommend it 🙂

Emily Hornburg says:

This is a seriously impressive list and I love how you divided it into different categories of sci-fi. And I started Uglies last night. … So far I’m not really enjoying it. BUT I’m not even 100 pages in so it’s still early and my opinion can definitely change!

Elizabeth Photog says:

Have you read ‘Unwind’ I thought that one was great.

The Words The Woods says:

So many great picks <3
Amazing video!

hopevanille says:

dark matter by blake crouch!

Cassie's Library says:

As someone that has read little to no science fiction this was interesting to watch. I had heard great things about the Uglies series, so I probably will be reading that before too much longer since you gave a better breakdown of what it is. I definitely am going to be reading “More Happy Than Not” since that falls in my always read category of book with the LGBT theme. Thanks for some great starting recommendations.

DanceMaster77 says:

I highly recommend The Left Hand of Darkness By: Ursula K. Le Guin.

CrazyVy5 says:

Thanks for this video 🙂
If I can recommend you a time travel book that I loved to pieces, you should try Time and time again by Ben Elton it is phenomenal !

The Sloth Reader says:

I sat down to film my version of this video (which I never uploaded lol) and it was over thirty minutes because I had so many book that I wanted to recommend haha I just love the Sci-Fi genre and I’m interested to read some of these

Abby Reads says:

I’ve never heard of Noggin, but it sounds so good!! I’ll definitely have to add it to my TBR list. 🙂

ReadingMissFroggy says:

Great list, I saw so many books on it that I have loved 😀
I would like to recommend the Insignia trilogy by S.J. Kincaid, I really liked that series!

lil txtwister says:

I really like Noggin! I need to check out 172 Hours On The Moon. Thanks for the recommendations.

Miana Yanez says:

Have you read either Free to Fall by Lauren Miller or the Pivot Point dualogy by Kasie West? I’m a big re-reader and I always go back to these when I’m in the mood for sci-fi.

S.S. Books says:

One day I will read The Host and The Lunar Chronicles, I mean I own them both so I should probably get to it. Under the Dome seems a lot like Gone but just the adult version instead of the YA version…. But that just makes me want to pick up Under the Dome more, I need to read a Stephen King novel I feel and maybe it will be Under the Dome who knows….

Nezzle says:

I don’t think I’ve ever read any sci-fi books but some of those sound so good that I’ll definitely check them out. Added about 10 to my TBR lol. Thanks for the recommendations.

Zainab Shiekh says:

great video xx

PagesThroughOurLens says:

Ahh good set of recommendations, just what I was looking for! 😀
Thank you!


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