Writers Read Fiction

Awhile back I told you I was providing a list of books I suggest lovers of science fiction and fantasy (and science fantasy, and portal fantasy, and apocalyptic, and mental health, and feminism/STRONG female characters, and equality) read.

Today I’m fulfilling PART of that promise, with this list of books in the adult fiction part of your library or bookstore. Keep in mind I don’t necessarily mean “adult” in the sexual way, just in the age range of the main character and the style of writing.

Why do I feel the need to clarify that?

Anyhow, here goes:

*This list was created on my own time, with my own resources. Library resources (my place of work) were not used in this creation. The list here is my own property and subject to change at any time.*

My Recommendations:

  1. The Princess Bride by William Goldman — Fantasy
  2. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

On My Radar (they should be on yours too):

  1. Boneshaker by Cherie Priest
  2. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  3. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  4. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  5. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
  6. Soulless by Gail Carriger
  7. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  8. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
  9. Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
  10. The Once and Future King by T.H. White
  11. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
  12. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  13. The Dune Chronicles by Frank Herbert
  14. 1984 by George Orwell
  15. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  16. The Foundation series by Isaac Asimov
  17. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  18. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  19. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
  20. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  21. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  22. The Awakening by Kate Chopin –Mental Health
  23. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath — Mental Health
  24. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  25. Moving the Mountains by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  26. Ink by Sabrina Vourvoulias
  27. Welcome to Nightvale by Joseph Fink

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