Top 5: Sci-fi/Fantasy Books We Want to Read

So much sci-fi/fantasy, so little time.

Here’s our (somewhat embarrassing) list of sci-fi/fantasy books that we have yet to read.

Alia’s Picks

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick: I’ve been meaning to read this book since I watched Blade Runner, the screen adaptation of the novel. There were a lot of scenes in the book that I didn’t totally understand and I thought reading the book might clear things up. I bought this book in Toronto almost a year and a half ago and it’s still looking pretty on my bookshelf.

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells: I was first introduced to H.G. Wells in my university English class. We read The Island of Doctor Moreau and I enjoyed it immensely. Since then I’ve also read The Time Machine by Wells, and the next on my list if War of the Worlds. I mean, it’s about an alien invasion so what’s not to like?

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill: This was a recommendation that popped on my Goodreads feed. It’s a story about a witch who lives in a mysterious forest, raising a child who (literally) drank from the moon. Sounds right up my alley.

John Dies at the End by David Wong: I watched the movie adaptation of this with a few of my friends and it was weird, dark and funny as hell. I have high expectations for the book, especially because it has a sequel, which means I can enjoy David Wong’s universe even more. And what a strange universe it is.

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood: Honestly, I’ve never jumped on the Margaret Atwood hype train. Which is so weird because she’s Canadian, a woman author, and writes stories that would normally compel me. I think it’s because in High School we had to analyse a poem she wrote and I hated it. Ever since then, every time I pick up a book written by her, I think back to that moment and remember how I felt. Super dramatic, trust me I know. But this one has such a cool concept, I just can’t resist! Plus a friend of mine talked it up a lot and now I need to see if it lives up to all the hype.


Julia’s Picks

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell: Screw the haters – I love this movie. It’s the true-true! After discovering it was a book first, it has been on my TBR ever since. I feel like I would appreciate the interconnected storylines so much more.

1984 by George Orwell: I know, I know. I’m on it.

The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher: I’ve listened to the first two audiobooks in this series because I absolutely love James Marsters. He does a fabulous job – so good that I’m a bit sad he’s not in the television series. These books are supernaturally fun and so quick.


The Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson: I absolutely loved the Mistborn (Era 1) Series by the same author. I just started Era 2 and it somehow gets even better.

Soon after I found out that the Mistborn series takes place in the “Cosmere”, which is the universe where other books by Sanderson takes place. I love his world building so I’m gonna be all over the Cosmere.


Saga by Brian K. Vaughan: I have been sitting on this series for years. This and Y: The Last Man, tbh. One day when I finish all the Buffy comics I will start this. I’ve heard nothing but good things.

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The LIAs are Alia Khan & Julia Agris. We’re two Canadian Ravenclaws just tryna use their wit to create a lifestyle blog and etsy shop! We talk about: books, fashion, music and general geekery. Us working together has always been an idea we’ve talked about / kinda done but never fully committed to. But as Hilary Duff once said, “Why not?” and here we are now finally doing what we’ve always talked about. So now here we are! We want to focus on our strengths and come together to bring you this lovely, little blog. This blog will be a learning curve but we hope you enjoy it. We want to share our ideas and opinions on all the things we like. We hope you like them too x #TheLIAs are Alia Khan & Julia Agris

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